IFD231 – Finding Serenity
Course Dates: September 10-21, 2018
Do you find yourself struggling at times to feel peace? Christians are not insulated from all of the stresses and fears in the world today. Finding peace and calm in the midst of stressful living, both in our individual lives and in the world around us, can be a challenge. Constant stress can sap us of our energy and leave us lacking serenity. This course helps you find your quiet center.
Did you know that the Serenity prayer actually contains more text than just the well known “Grant me the serenity…” phrase that we have heard used throughout our lives? Using the book, The Serenity Prayer: A Simple Prayer to Enrich Your Life, by Trevor Hudson, participants will discover how the full text of the Serenity Prayer can point us toward finding peace even though the world and events around us may not be peaceful.
Participants will need to purchase a copy of Trevor Hudson’s book before the course begins. This course will take the form of an online “book discussion club” format in which participants have daily reading assignments and then join in the discussion through daily question prompts on the Discussion Board.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
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Past participants in this course have said…
“I appreciated this course and found Debbie’s responses to my thoughts helpful. The length and pace of the class was good, and I would recommend it to others who are seeking to live a more peaceful and centered life. Several of the illustrations in the book will stay with me. Previous to the class, I only knew the first several lines of the Serenity Prayer.”
“This is a very good course, and one others would benefit from thinking through. I would recommend it very strongly.”
Debbie Ross is a teacher, writer and blogger who lives and works in the mountains of North Carolina. An active Lay Servant in her United Methodist Church, Debbie is recently retired from teaching and enjoys reading and music. She has taught numerous Sunday School classes for women and looks forward to expanding her teaching online.