EDUC 1233 Foundations of a Home-Centered Spiritual Culture

Credits: 1

Number of Weeks: 8

This introductory course offers visionary insights into the vital shift to a home-centered culture that churches are making today. Gain a profound understanding of why the family is the foundation of a vibrant church. Explore the specific roles that family and community members each have in creating a home-centered, church-supported ministry. Spiritual teachings coupled with current research are integral to the course content.

Study spiritual keys to cultivate faith in children and youth. The “pathway of the child’s soul,” including the stages of development according to the ascended masters, will be a foundational tool for work with families and youth. Included in the pathway are intergenerational and age-specific opportunities and resources that foster spiritual development.

Through readings, assignments and interactive forums you will come away with spiritual perspectives and practical tools that will help you create a home-centered culture that enriches communities.

Students will be assessed on the following course assignments:


% of Final Grade

Written Assignment 1 5%
Written Assignment 2 10%
9 Small Group Forums 15%
5 Notebook Reflections 10%
Midterm Paper 25%
Final Paper 35%
TOTAL 100%


Hours per week: Students should plan to set aside 5−6 hours per week to complete their weekly course work.  This course consists of eight units and students are expected to complete one unit per week.

Textbook Information: EDUC 1233 Textbook Information Sheet [PDF]

Required for:

  • Ministering Servant Certificate Program (Tracks A and B)

Elective for:

  • Leadership Studies Certificate Program
  • General Studies Certificate Program
  • General Studies – Individual Course and Audit

To take this course, you must be a credit or audit student in the SU Online School of Theology and Spiritual Studies.  Click here to learn more about the School of Theology.  Interested in applying to the school?  Visit our Application Process page to apply today!

This information is subject to change without notice.


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