Session Objectives: Deepen your understanding of your role as a caretaker of all of God’s creation; discover what it means to be “green,” gaining confidence conveying creation care concepts to others; make convincing cases for taking a long-term view; garner new ideas for stopping/preventing harmful activities; and feel the joy that comes from following God’s will by caring for God’s creation.
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- Video: Watch Creation Care Class Video, embedded above. Student notes are available <click for PDF>.
- Quiz: Complete the associated quiz before proceeding to the next class.
- Contemplative Prayer Practice: Spend time each day in prayerful or contemplative practice. This may be morning, evening, broken in various moments, or as you prefer. Try to remember to begin your morning with a moment of contemplation, reflection, or thanksgiving, setting the tone for the day. You might wish to add the prayerful request that the work you put into this class be blessed, touching your heart in a beautiful and fruitful way.
- Journaling: Continue writing in a journal. Jot down anything that crosses your mind, such as your experience from your contemplative prayer practice this day, or key takeaways from this section’s video(s).
About The Course: Journey Along the Healer’s Pathsm was created by Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth with a goal to equip all who hear a call to act as healers in their various spheres of influence. A multimedia-rich experience, the course draws from a diversity of sources, including religious studies, applied ministry, ethics, and even social entrepreneurship. As implemented at Bakke Graduate University, the course is 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. For more information about this course, including how to register, visit the project overview page.
Course Instructor, Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth completed her religious training at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, in an interfaith chaplaincy Clinical Pastoral Education program she attended after earning her DMin (with distinction as a Raymond Bakke Scholar) at BGU in Seattle. Speeth also holds a BA in Psychology from Mills College, an Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s College, and a DBA from Golden Gate University, as well as several other certifications. She is an award-winning filmmaker and author on a wide variety of topics. 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.
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.
Bakke Graduate University is a North-American graduate school of business, ministry, and theology 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 on four continents. Students in the masters- and doctoral programs receive customized attention, and are mentored by front-line practitioners who are world leaders in urban development, responsible business, and applied Christian theology. Website: www.bgu.edu.