IFD465 – Tactile Prayer: The History, Theology, and Practice of Prayer Beads
Course Dates: February 20 – March 3, 2017
Do you get distracted when praying? Is it hard to focus on God and prayer? Do you learn best when you can get your hands on things?
If you answered yes and you struggle with prayer then register now for Tactile Prayer. This class teaches how to use a new tool to enrich your prayer life and explores the theology, history, and practice of prayer beads. All participants will need to have a set of Anglican prayer beads or the materials to make prayer beads.
Limited to 20 participants.
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Past participants in this course have said…
“This workshop was very interesting, and was exactly what I was hoping it would be. I learned a lot. The instructor was very helpful and staying in touch with us. I will recommend this course to my friends!”
“I thought the course provided a very good introduction regarding the use of prayer beads, why and how they are used, and the goal of a deeper prayer relationship with God. It is wonderful that protestant denominations are discovering the help that prayer beads can provide.”
“This is my first Be A Disciple course, but it certainly won’t be my last! I truly appreciated Rev. Todd Vick’s leadership and will keep an eye out for other courses he may teach. I like self-paced learning, as well as interaction with other students. This course was right on target in terms of its content, design, and the way that students were encouraged to make comments to help and encourage each other.”
“I really enjoyed this class. I had absolutely no knowledge of how to use prayer beads, and now understand some of the history and theology, and have experienced two ways to use the beads. I have enjoyed the interaction with the other participants. The prompts on the discussion board were appropriate and generated plenty of dialogue. I would definitely recommend this course to others.”
The Reverend Todd Vick, M.Div. is currently serving as the Senior Pastor of Salem United Methodist Church in Conway, AR. He has over 14 years of experience in youth, emerging adults, young adults, pastoral, and lay involvement ministries. Todd holds a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science degree in Youth Ministries from John Brown University. He and his wife Carrie reside in Conway with their two boys Elijah and Riley. Todd’s passion is for the grace of God to invade and radically change the lives of God’s children through one-on-one discipleship and intentional group teaching in the context of a loving missional community. Todd’s blog can be found at www.toddvick.com.