Spiritual Formation and Devotional Intimacy
Western Seminary

Spiritual Formation and Devotional Intimacy

This course provides an introduction to the biblical and historical roots of Christian spirituality, the spiritual disciplines, spiritual direction, and the pursuit of personal and corporate holiness.

Course at a Glance

This seminar was presented at the Lord’s Grace Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of the 10 seminar Koinos "Certificate in Christian Foundations." In this seminar, originally titled "Christian Spirituality 101," Dr. Thomas provides an introduction to the biblical and historical roots of Christian spirituality, the spiritual disciplines, spiritual direction, and the pursuit of personal and corporate holiness.

Beginner

4 hours

About this Course

Organized in a multiple lesson format, the course provides video lectures, lesson notes and quizzing modules.

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: True Transformation
  • Lesson 2: Full Bodied Faith
  • Lesson 3: Sacred Pathways
  • Lesson 4: Spiritual Formation - Three Paths to Growth
  • Lesson 5: Family Spirituality
  • Lesson 6: Historical Overview of Christian Spirituality

FAQ

What do I need to take this course?
You will need an Internet connection and a Bible.

Who is this course for?
This course is for those who know little or much about the Bible.  It is designed for those who would like to better know what the Bible teaches.

Instructors

Gary Thomas
Dr. Gary Thomas

Gary is a lifelong advocate of using the Christian classics to bring people closer to Christ. Gary earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Western Washington University. In addition, he holds a Master’s degree with a concentration in systematic theology from Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., where he studied under Dr. J.I. Packer. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.