How do I pray?
“Embracing Personal Prayer” helps followers of Christ answer this question in practical ways and encourages them to move toward maturity in prayer. In this course you will take a closer look at Jesus’s life of prayer. Learners will examine their own prayer lives and discover tools to help in the process of entering personal prayer. Methods such as fasting, listening, using Scripture and hymns, journaling, and intercession prayer will help you grow in practical ways. In addition, learners will explore intimacy with God and determine how to move to a more personal prayer life that builds a closer relationship to the Savior.
You will need a copy of “Lord Teach Us to Pray” by Margie Burger. This book will help you understand that prayer is a relationship with our Heavenly Father that grows and matures over time.
In addition to work in Blackboard, Zoom Meet and Greet will be held first Thursday at 8pm Eastern time. The meeting will not be recorded and is optional.
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This class has been approved by Discipleship Ministries (formerly the General Board of Discipleship) as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: Yes, optional
Part of a certification or series of courses?: Yes (Lay Servant Ministries)
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About the Instructor
Christine Zimmerman faithfully served as a minister’s spouse for 28 years while caring for her family of four boys. She attended Geneva College where she received her K-6 teaching certificate and then Edinboro University for her Master’s degree in reading. Additionally, Christine took graduate-level courses at the University of Pittsburgh towards a supervisor of curriculum and instruction degree. She is also an approved Conference Evangelist in the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church and is a certified Christian life coach.
Christine is a teacher at heart. She has taught in many settings, from working with teachers from the University of Pittsburgh to the public school setting. She now uses her teaching abilities in new ways with the About Face Church Outreach Consultants ministry, which she started with her husband, John. Christine is the heart of the ministry, as she is often found mentoring individuals out of the poverty of addictions and abuse. She speaks, teaches, mentors and leads workshops that illuminate scripture and engage the student with practical hope and real-life examples. She puts flesh upon the spiritual principles of mission and outreach that motivates the church into action.
Christine enjoys camping, reading, and spending time with her husband and family.