Deep Listening for All Forms of Ministry

Session: Fall
Type: Online, Synchronous
Units: 3
Days: WED
Time: 2:10pm-5:00pm
Academic Year: 2024 – 2025
Approval Required: No

This synchronous online course will consist of Zoom class every other week and online work in Populi every other week. Students will be evaluated on postings, participation and a final paper. In this course students will explore, develop and/or deepen their ability to utilize Deep Listening (also called Active Listening) to strengthen their capacity to provide parishioners, clients, patients, etc., with authentic spiritual care. The class will be experiential and multi-religious, drawing on the wisdom of experts in the field—both psychological and spiritual. Deep Listening is one of the most important tools in the “toolbox” of anyone in a helping profession, and the cultivation of this practice will be useful in the spiritual, professional and personal life of the practitioner. MDiv and MASC students.

SKSM Thresholds: Life in Religious Community (1), and Spiritual Practice & Care of the Soul (5). MFC: Pastoral Care & Presence (2) and MFC: (2) Pastoral Care and Presence.

Faculty Consent Required. Registration is contingent upon faculty approval.
1. Students will self-enroll in the course to be placed on the waitlist. 2. Complete the required faculty consent questionnaire: For questions regarding Faculty Consent, please contact

Enrollment Max: 22. Auditors excluded.