We are pleased to offer you Journey Along The Healers’ Pathsm, a course of study that has been honored by the 21st Annual Communicator Awards with Awards of Distinction as an Online Video and Webinar [press release]. This course launches in 2019 as a Certificate course at Bakke Graduate University
A multimedia-rich class to equip ministers, chaplains, educators, students, and healing professionals with transformational skills you can apply immediately, walking The Healers’ Path. Right from the first class, you’ll be more at ease in your journey, and by the end of the course you’ll have a traveler’s backpack that’s just brimming with provisions. Come discover how The Healers’ Path is a Connected, Contemplative, Open, Discerning, Joyous, Healing Journey.
The course of study draws from a rich diversity of sources, including religious studies, applied ministry, ethics, social entrepreneurship, communications, conflict management studies. It was first envisioned for ministers, then expanded to be helpful to anyone interested in improving their efficacy in the healing arts. As such, we welcome students of all backgrounds. All you need is a willingness to explore this path with an open heart and open mind. Whoever you are, whatever your background, and wherever you are in your faith journey, we welcome you. We worked hard make the onramp easy, taking care to define terms and clearly cite references, while not condescending, oversimplifying, or artificially slowing the pace. This is especially important, because students from medical backgrounds may be less familiar with theological language, and those from theological circles may be unfamiliar with some of the non-theological references.
The class content has been logically divided into ten subject areas: 0) Welcome; 1) Introduction; 2) Methodology; 3) Models, Then and Now; 4) Start Within – Inner Landscape; 5) Start Within – Feedback for Self-Assessment; 6) Beginner’s Mind; 7) Beyond Tolerance; 8) Creation Care; 9) Communication; 10) Minister as Healer. Video notes smooth the path so the experience can be immersive rather than an exercise in note-taking. Quizzes are meant to underscore and reinforce what you have learned. Supplementary reading and media exploration suggestions, journaling, contemplative prayer practice, and short-yet-powerful exercises round out the experience.
Because of the immersive, experiential design of this course, students should be open to the possibility of experiencing a temporary sense of discontinuity as they ask deep questions, discover new approaches to problems, practice contemplation and active listening, wrestle with sacred texts, seek feedback, experiment with journaling, and gain key insights offered by boots-on-the-ground practitioners. Below are a few screen captures to give you a sense of the class flavor:
This course is taught by Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth, an adjunct member of the faculty at Bakke Graduate University, as a BGU certificate-level course. The course is entirely self-paced, can be started and completed on one’s own schedule, and offers 30 clock-hours of continuing education credit and a BGU Certificate of Achievement. Students should check with the BGU registrar for how to enroll. Launching soon – stay tuned!
We thank you for your interest in this class, which has been a labor of love, and has been many years in development.
Rev. Dr. Lauren Speeth
Class Writer / Director / Instructor
Director – NHM Ministrants
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 she attended after earning her DMin at BGU Seattle with distinction as a Raymond Bakke Scholar. Speeth also holds a BA from Mills College, an MBA from Saint Mary’s College, and a DBA from Golden Gate University, and 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.
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: bgu.edu.