Understanding People: A Ministry to God’s People. To truly understand people, we must combine the rigorous formal study of developmental issues with our own observations and thorough study of Scripture. In this course we will seek to enhance Christian care and counseling skills to work with people in different developmental stages to get the most out of life in each stage.
The course will cover an understanding of human development through the life stages: prenatal to senior adult. We will explore how all growth is spiritual growth with principles grounded in the Bible. An overall approach to growth and ways to help others grow will be examined. After this course, you will have a deeper understanding of human development and how and why people grow. In the processes of helping others, we also help ourselves to grow.
Students are required to have the following books for this class:
- Understanding People: Ministry in All Stages of Life, by Cheryl Fawcett, Ph.D.
- How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth, by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
- Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide, by Gary R. Collins
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructors
Brittnee Linnear is a Marketing/Branding Strategist, who operates her own business; building and creating marketable brands for small businesses and entrepreneurs. She also serves as the Communications Chair, as well as the Administrative Council Vice Chair for her home church in Houston, TX.
In her many years of service, Brittnee has seen the disconnect between the church and it’s congregation. It seemed that no matter how they tried there was a key component missing. So she set out to discover how to blend the gap and create a relationship with members that could positively impact generations.