Families and Spiritual Practice

Session: Spring
Type: Asynchronous
Units: 3
Academic Year: 2019 - 2020
Approval Required: No

This class will explore ways of strengthening and nurturing families at home, in congregations, and in the community through spiritual practice and care. Practices will include family rituals, sabbath time, prayer, meditation, community service, mindfulness, play, mealtimes, activism, devotion, creativity, nature, and gratitude. Families of all kinds, across the generations, and from different cultural and faith traditions – including students’ own families – will receive our attention. Course Format: Classroom discussion. Method of Evaluation: weekly reflections, spiritual practice exercises, and projects. Intended audience (M.Div., MASC, MA).

This online course is asynchronous. Low residency.

Relates to Threshold #: 5; 7; and 8 MFC Competencies #: 2; 3; and 6

[20 max enrollment; Auditors with faculty permission]