Session 1 Objectives: The Theology that forms the basis of the Healer’s Path, sometimes called “nonharming ministry,” draws from a rich diversity of approaches developed so far within the fields of religious studies, applied ministry and chaplaincy, and also from disciplines outside the religious framework, including social entrepreneurship, biomedical ethics, and various fields within psychology. During Session 1 you will explore these influences as we learn the definition of the healer’s path, what it is, and what it is not; experience the origin of NHM Ministrants; appreciate the many aspects & applications of Healer’s Path ministry; and explore exegesis, unlocking the power of sacred text to uplift and help.
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About The Course: The Healer’s Path was created by Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth in cooperation with Bakke Graduate University and Union University International to equip students with the tools they need when working to bring healing and transformational change in their various spheres of influence. As implemented at BGU, the course will be online and self-paced, and can be started and completed in as little as nine weeks. It awards 30 clock hour of continuing education credit and a BGU Certificate of Achievement. As implemented at UUI, the course will be a part of a degree program, and follows a set schedule with additional assignments. For more information about this course, including how to register, visit the project overview page.
Bakke Graduate University is a North-American graduate school of business, ministry, and theology originally located in Seattle, Washington, and now in Texas, offering classes in the USA and worldwide in online and on-campus formats. With students, alumni and faculty located in over 50 nations, BGU’s global community connects through online courses and urban immersion experiences in the largest cities on four continents. Students in the masters- and doctoral programs receive customized attention, and are mentored by front-line world leaders. The school’s unique and innovative focus is to teach transformational leadership through urban development, responsible business, and Christian theology. Website: www.bgu.edu.
Union University International has programs designed to give educational access to the world’s underserved ministry leaders, providing the opportunity to study in practical, holistic ministry leadership training programs by making education affordable, accessible from any location, in the Vietnamese, Indonesian, Spanish and English languages, with plans for curriculum options in other prominent languages. Website: www.uui.us.
NHM Ministrants provides digital resources for healing, hope and harmony. Dedicated to the premise that “all who are called, are called to be healers,” our offerings are inspired by Jesus’ admonitions regarding loving kindness, radical solidarity, open-armed kinship and non-judgmental servant leadership. Looking to the wisdom of the physician healer tradition, including The Hippocratic Oath, we move beyond “first, do no harm,” to take an active, interventionist approach, empowering all who ask, simply, “How can I help?” A division of Elfenworks Productions, LLC, “Beyond Film & Music.” Online at www.ministrants.com.
Course Instructor, Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth completed her religious training at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, in an interfaith chaplaincy Clinical Pastoral Education program. Prior to this, she earned her DMin from BGU Seattle after earning her BA at Mills College, her MBA at St. Mary’s, and her DBA at GGU. Rev. Speeth is the author of several books, including Intelligence & Compassion in Action (social entrepreneurship), Tracks of Hope (addressing poverty and inequality in the USA), and eMinistry, as well as various music and film releases. Every day, she and her colleagues leverage high-tech experience and a gift for storytelling to foster creative solutions that advance pro-social change, on the cutting edge of hope.