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Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Course:
Pt 544 - The Spiritual Formation of the Minister. Jay P. Taylor

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PT 544 The Spiritual Formation of the Leader Course Syllabus Location Bethany University 800 Bethany Dr Scotts Valley CA 95066 Semester Year Fall 2011 Course Start Date Tuesday September 06 2011 Course End Date Tuesday October 04 2011 Professor Name Dr Steve Chandler D Min Professor Email schandler fc bethany edu Course Description This course is a study and experience of spiritual dynamics in a Christian leader Emphasis is placed upon the role and experience of the Holy Spirit in personal practices of Christian life Direction for Spiritual Formation DFSF emphasizes the link between followers of Christ and the Spirit s ministry of shaping a life for the glory of God as revealed in Scripture The course emphasizes a biblical theology of spiritual formation including personal application Class sessions utilize a variety of learning methods and environments including lecture dialogue small groups readings and the practice of Christian disciplines such as fasting prayer reflection spiritual gifts and mentorship both in and out of the classroom The class blends cognitive appreciation of what others say essentially Scripture and wisdom from others with personal discovery through experience and dialogue producing greater effectiveness as Spirit filled leaders The course prioritizes the intentional development of the inner life of the minister in order to produce greater effectiveness as a spirit filled leader Course Objectives The student will understand and apply principles of personal spiritual formation by doing such things as 1 Developing a general awareness of historic spiritual literature and disciplines 2 Learning classic and Pentecostal charismatic Christian disciplines and virtues of spiritual life 3 Participating in unique dimensions of small group peer accountability in Christian spirituality 4 Memorizing and applying elements of a healthy self critical perspective toward one s personal life and ministry 5 Acquiring a sense of openness and responsibility to and



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