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In the Discipleship & Spiritual Formation: Foundational Certificate Program you’ll learn what it means to be a disciple of Christ and how to grow in disciple making and evangelism. You’ll study the church’s missional mandate to make disciples and explore the practice of holiness in everyday life. You’ll also gain confidence for sharing and defending the faith with proven strategies for overcoming common challenges. These courses will help you and those in your small group and congregation grow in spiritual maturity and witness to others.

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  1. Complete all Mobile Ed courses in this certificate program. This involves viewing all videos and taking all quizzes.
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  4. Our certificate program team will review the application and email the Certificate of Completion once you have completed all requirements. Please allow 7–10 business days for review.

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  • Title: Discipleship & Spiritual Formation: Foundational Certificate Program
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 5
  • Video Hours: 30
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ED101 Introducing Discipleship

  • Instructor: Greg Ogden
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 8

Dr. Greg Ogden examines what it means to be a disciple and how disciple-making can occur in the church context. In three major sections, the course considers the church’s missional mandate and core theological challenges to carrying it out, biblical models of disciple-making as seen in the ministries of Jesus and Paul, and the application of disciple-making models in the context of the local church.

As Dr. Ogden describes, “You will walk away from this course with a way to go about making (and) reproducing disciples in your church. That’s the takeaway.”

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
  • The Purpose and Mission of the Church
  • Using Proximity Searching to Research the Mission of the Church
  • A Summary of “Imagining a New Church”
Unit 1: Discipleship as an Emphasis in the Church
  • Our Historical Moment: The Apostolic and Christendom Paradigms
  • Our Historical Moment: The New Apostolic Paradigm
  • Our Historical Moment: Responding to Marginalization
  • Our Personal Failure: Assessment
  • Our Personal Failure: The Next Generation
  • Our Theological Challenge: The Missional Mandate
  • Using Morphology Searches to Find Greek Constructions
  • Our Theological Challenge: The Gospel That Leads to Non-Discipleship
  • Our Theological Challenge: The Gospel That Leads to Discipleship
  • Definitions of Discipleship
Unit 2: The Missional Mandate
  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Go
  • Analyzing the Biblical Text with the Text Comparison Tool and Visual Filters
  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Baptizing (Part 1)
  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Baptizing (Part 2)
  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Baptizing (Part 3)
  • Searching the Church Fathers for Theological Ideas
  • Jesus’ Definition of a Disciple: Teaching
  • Using the Sermon Starter Guide to Find Helpful Illustrations
Unit 3: The Biblical Model of Discipleship
  • The Paradigm Shift Question (Part 1)
  • The Paradigm Shift Question (Part 2)
  • Focus on a Few: Internalization
  • Causes of Superficiality: Diverted Leaders
  • Using Root Searching and Greek Lexicons to Study Words Used Once
  • Causes of Superficiality: Diverted Focus, Diverted Call, and Diverted Discipleship
  • Focus on a Few: Multiplication
  • Jesus’ Manner of Making Disciples: Life on Life
  • Searching the Words of Christ for Commands
  • Stages of Discipleship
  • Paul’s Model of Making Disciples
  • Infancy and Childhood in Paul’s Empowerment Model
  • Adolescence in Paul’s Empowerment Model
  • Adulthood in Paul’s Empowerment Model
Unit 4: The Tested Method
  • Eric’s Story
  • The Relational Approach Versus the Programmatic Approach to Discipleship
  • Creating Groups in Faithlife to Share Prayer Requests
  • The Relational Approach Defined
  • The Relational Approach Illustrated
  • The Traditional One-on-One Model of Discipleship
  • The Micro-Group Model of Discipleship
  • Transformational Elements: Intimacy and Transparency
  • Stages of Trust: Affirmation
  • Stages of Trust: Walking Together during Difficult Times
  • Stages of Trust: Being Reflective Listeners and Confession
  • Transformational Elements: Truth in Community
  • Sharing Reading Plans and Community Notes with Faithlife Groups
  • Transformational Elements: Life-Change Accountability
Unit 5: Criteria for a Good Curriculum
  • Characteristics of Good Discipleship Curriculum: Transferable
  • Characteristics of Good Discipleship Curriculum: Progression
  • Discipleship Essentials: Growing Up in Christ
  • Using Notes to Do Inductive Bible Study
  • Discipleship Essentials: The Message of Christ
  • Discipleship Essentials: Becoming Like Christ
  • Discipleship Essentials: Serving Christ
  • Characteristics of Good Discipleship Curriculum: Final Considerations
Unit 6: Practical Steps in Implementing a Discipleship Strategy
  • The Role of the Leader: Steps 1–4 in the Disciple-Making Process
  • The Role of the Leader: Steps 5–10 in the Disciple-Making Process
  • The First Few Meetings
  • Growing a Disciple-Making Network
  • Summary of Critical Implementation Points
  • Leaving a Legacy
Unit 7: Supplementary Sessions
  • Definitions: Mentor, Discipler, Sponsor, and Performance Coach
  • Definitions: Spiritual Friend and Spiritual Director
  • A Predictable Pattern for Transformation

Dr. Greg Ogden (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a writer, speaker, and discipleship teacher. He served as the academic director of the doctor of ministry program and associate professor of lay equipping and discipleship at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. For 23 years, he served as a pastor with the Presbyterian Church (USA). During that time he developed a discipleship program used by over 15,000 people. He is the author of the popular Essentials Series, including Discipleship Essentials, Leadership Essentials (with Dan Meyer) and The Essential Commandment, as well as Unfinished Business, and Transforming Discipleship.

PD101 Our Identity in Christ

  • Instructor: Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 2

Grow your identity in Christ further with this course from renowned author and biblical counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick. God has the power to transform lives through his love. In this course, learn what the Bible says about our identity in Christ, including how we are chosen, justified, adopted, and delivered from darkness. Then examine the implications of our identity in Christ, including what we can believe about ourselves, how we can respond to others, and where we can place our hope. Whether you’re a counselor, a pastor, or a new Christian, Elyse Fitzpatrick’s lessons will be foundational for helping you cultivate a Christ-centered identity.

Contents:

Unit 1: How Does God Describe You?
  • Uniquely Crafted and Known
  • Searching for Topics with Bible References
  • Particularly Chosen
  • Loved by God
  • Using Bible Word Study to Find Words Related to “Conqueror”
  • Born Again to a Living Hope
  • Declared Righteous
  • Freed from Debt
  • Freed from Bondage and Adopted
  • Kept and Delivered
  • Using Passage Lists to Help You Memorize Bible Verses
  • A Citizen of Heaven Supplied with Everything
  • Quiz - Unit 1
Unit 2: Implications of Your Identity in Christ
  • We Can Be Transparent
  • We Can Rejoice
  • We Can Believe God Is for Us
  • We Have Hope
  • We Have a New Identity
  • Looking at Greek Prepositions to See All that We Have in Christ
  • We Can Glorify God
  • We Can Live Righteously
  • We Can Believe God Is Pleased with Us
  • We Can Welcome and Love Others
  • We Are Free from Legalism and Guilt
  • Finding Verses about Failure Using the Dictionary of Bible Themes
  • We Can Act as Free People
  • We Can Suffer Well
  • We Don’t Need to Worry What Others Think
  • We Share Christ’s Inheritance
  • We Can Be Content and Generous
  • Quiz - Unit 2
  • Final Exam

Elyse Fitzpatrick has been counseling women since 1989. She is a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counseling, a retreat and conference speaker, and is the head of Women Helping Women Ministries. Fitzpatrick has a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEEF in San Diego and an MA in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary.

She is the author of more than 15 books, including Love to Eat, Hate to Eat. Fitzpatrick has developed an extensive curriculum in biblical counseling and has trained students in both North and South America.

PD201 Introducing Spiritual Formation

  • Instructor: Gary Thomas
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 10

Dr. Gary Thomas—award-winning author and internationally recognized speaker—provides a panoramic view of spiritual formation so you can better understand what it means to be in relationship with God. Dr. Thomas begins by examining the most significant movements in the history of Christian spirituality, such as the Desert Fathers, the monastics, the Puritans, and the charismatics. He describes the different ways in which we relate to God and how this can help us have an authentic faith. He then shows how we’re called to integrate holiness into every part of our lives, including our bodies, marriages, parenting, and spiritual virtues.

Use this course for personal enrichment—to survey the sacred pathways, the practice of holiness in everyday life, and the spiritual virtues—or use this course to help those in your small group and congregation grow in spiritual maturity.

Gary Thomas is one the most sought-after speakers on the topics of marriage, parenting, and spiritual formation, and he’s distilled a career’s worth of wisdom into this single course, designed for Mobile Ed.

Contents:

Unit 1: Spirituality: Historical Survey
  • God’s Desire for Relationship
  • David’s Heart for God
  • Examining Ahithophel’s Relationship to Bathsheba
  • God’s Desire for Relationship with You
  • Friends of Devotion
  • Cultivating a Wide Circle of Friends
  • The Lost Art of Devotional Reading: Things to Remember
  • Illustrating the Lost Art of Devotional Reading
  • Ways People Approach Christian Spirituality
  • Keeping Focus with Organized Prayer Lists
  • Desert Experience
  • Eastern Tradition
  • Monasticism
  • Contemplative Mysticism
  • Puritanism
  • Pentecostal/Charismatic Movement
  • Unit 1 Quiz
Unit 2: Genuine Spirituality: Focused Diversity
  • Seeking the Kingdom of God (Matt 6:33)
  • “Fear Not”
  • Researching the “Cowardly” with the Bible Word Study
  • Understanding Differences in Values
  • Accepting What God Values
  • Acting Justly
  • Loving Mercy
  • Walking Humbly with Our God
  • A Tailor-Made Spiritual Walk
  • Relating to God in Different Ways
  • Freedom and Diversity of New Testament Worship
  • Naturalists
  • Intellectuals
  • Caregivers
  • Sensates
  • Ascetics
  • Activists
  • Contemplatives
  • Exploring Eastern Orthodox Spirituality
  • Traditionalists
  • Enthusiasts
  • An Invitation to Personalized Devotion
  • Spiritual Pathways and Mission
  • Unit 2 Quiz
Unit 3: Authentic Faith and Holiness
  • Spirituality from God’s Perspective
  • Authentic Faith
  • Sacrifice: The Heart of Holiness
  • Examining the Health and Wealth Gospel
  • Historical Opinions about Who Is Really Holy
  • Christians Relating to God through Suffering
  • God Relating to Christians through Suffering
  • Suffering: Key to Spiritual Maturity
  • Suffering: Redemptive or Self-Pitying?
  • Suffering: Key to Ministry
  • Accepting the Reality of Sin and Temptation
  • Longing for Holiness
  • Pursuing Godliness
  • Struggling with Sin
  • Understanding the Absurdity of Sin
  • Knowing that Sin Separates Us from God
  • Knowing that Temptation Can Make Us Stronger
  • Gaining Victory over Temptation by Stages
  • Breaking Sin’s Dominion
  • Running the Race
  • Unit 3 Quiz
  • Midterm Exam
Unit 4: Holiness: God and the Body
  • Every Body Matters
  • Responding to the World’s View of the Body
  • Dedicating Our Bodies as Instruments of Service
  • Using the Bible Sense Lexicon to Find Different Senses of “Body”
  • Avoiding Gluttony, a “Gateway Sin”
  • Studying the Seven Deadly Sins
  • Maintaining Physical Health for Longevity in Service
  • Maintaining Physical Health for Better Spiritual Health
  • Adopting Physical Health as a Corporate Value
  • Having the Mind of Christ
  • Taking Charge of Our Minds
  • Having Ears That Hear
  • Recognizing That God Still Speaks
  • Listening with an Obedient Heart
  • Tests for Truth: Scripture
  • Tests for Truth: God’s Church and the Holy Life
  • Tests for Truth: Familiarity with God’s Voice
  • Unit 4 Quiz
Unit 5: Holiness: Practicing the Spiritual Virtues
  • Intentional Spiritual Growth
  • Practicing the Virtues of Christ
  • Humility: Testimonies from the Christian Classics
  • Humility: Defining It
  • Humility: Practicing It
  • Studying the Meaning of Humility in the Ancient World
  • Humility: Growing in It
  • Gentleness: A Christian Virtue
  • Gentleness: Following the Gentle Shepherd
  • Gentleness: Showing It to the World
  • Gentleness: Showing It in Our Homes
  • Gentleness: Call to Biblical Christianity
  • Gentleness: Learning It
  • Thankfulness: A Christian Virtue
  • Thankfulness: Recognizing Blessings
  • Thankfulness: Fighting Discontent
  • Thankfulness: Maintaining Our Human Relationships
  • Thankfulness: Maintaining Our Relationship with God
  • Analyzing Thankfulness in the Bible
  • Fostering Spiritual Disciplines
  • Using Daily Devotions and Bible Reading Plans
  • Unit 5 Quiz
Unit 6: Holiness: Marriage and Family
  • Marriage: Rediscovering Its Purpose
  • Marriage: A Sanctifying Catalyst
  • Marriage: Growing in Our Ability to Love
  • Parenting: A Life-Shaping Call
  • Parenting: A Catalyst for Spiritual Progress
  • Unit 6 Quiz
Unit 7: Holiness: Life’s Pleasures and Death
  • Pleasure: Problem or Solution?
  • Pleasure: A Bulwark against Vulnerability
  • Pleasure: Beloved Kosmos versus Evil Kosmos
  • Pleasure: Getting Rid of an Antagonistic View of God
  • Pleasure: Enjoying God’s Good Gifts
  • Pleasure: A Catalyst for Spiritual Formation
  • Remembrance of Death versus Unbiblical Denial
  • Remembrance of Death and Setting Priorities
  • Remembrance of Death and Living a Holy Life
  • Remembrance of Death and the Comfort of Death
  • Unit 7 Quiz
  • Final Exam

Dr. Gary Thomas is a best-selling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people both closer to Christ and closer to others. By God’s grace, Dr. Thomas is changing the way Christians look at their faith and family life. He has authored several books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Parenting, Sacred Pathways, and the Gold Medallion award–winning Authentic Faith. He is also a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church, Houston, and an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

His books and ministry focus on spiritual formation: how we can integrate Scripture, church history, and the time-tested wisdom of the Christian classics into our modern faith experience. Dr. Thomas’ ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and eight different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including Focus on the Family and Family Life Today.

ED121 Introducing Evangelism

  • Instructor: Bobby Conway
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 5

Gain confidence to share and defend your faith with this course from apologist, author, and pastor Dr. Bobby Conway. Examine the biblical definitions for “evangelism” and “apologetics” so you can live out the Great Commission in your home, workplace, and community. Acquire useful and proven strategies to overcome the most common challenges, such as facing your fears and answering hard questions. Simplify your outreach program and engage your culture biblically with Dr. Conway’s five-part approach to evangelism. Whether you desire to do more personal evangelism and apologetics, or whether you desire to equip others for the ministry, Dr. Conway provides the instruction you need.

Bobby Conway, founder and host of The One Minute Apologist, has taught thousands of people how to address common questions about the Christian faith. His years of experience as a lead pastor are distilled in this Mobile Ed course.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker
  • A Passion for Evangelism
Unit 1: The Urgency of Evangelism
  • The Reality of Hell
  • Examining Jesus’ Teaching on Hell
  • The Reality of Death
  • Approaching Your Culture
  • Evangelism for the Glory of God
  • The Fivefold Purpose of the Course: Purpose #1
  • The Fivefold Purpose of the Course: Purposes #2–5
Unit 2: The Foundations of Evangelism
  • Defining Evangelism
  • Using Morphology Searching to Find People Who Evangelized in the New Testament
  • Motivations for Evangelism
  • The Hopelessness of Christless Culture
  • Researching Families in the Biblical World with the Topic Guide
  • Responding to a Christless Culture
  • The Benefits of Evangelism, Part 1
  • The Benefits of Evangelism, Part 2
Unit 3: Rely on God through Prayer
  • The Importance of Prayer
  • What to Pray
  • Prayer and Spiritual Blindness
  • Prayer, Opportunities, and Wisdom
Unit 4: Equip Yourself to Defend the Faith
  • Defining Apologetics
  • The Importance of Apologetics
  • Finding All Uses of Prōtotokosin the Bible with the Bible Word Study Guide
  • Apologetics, Confidence, and Removing Obstacles
  • Apologetics and Doubt
  • Jesus’ Response to Doubt
  • Developing an Apologetic Bent
  • Engaging the Culture
Unit 5: Accept Responsibility to Build Relationships
  • Culture and Evangelism
  • Awareness and Acceptance of Nonbelievers
  • Surveying Jesus’ Interaction with Tax Collectors with the Factbook
  • Four Ways to Connect
  • Making a Strangerhood a Neighborhood
  • Stages for ASSESSing Spirituality
  • Using Gospel Harmonies to Compare Accounts of Jesus’ Crucifixion
Unit 6: Clearly Share Your Story
  • Types of Storytelling
  • How to Share Your Story
  • Four Components of Your Story
  • Sharing Your Story: An Example
  • Leading People to Christ
Unit 7: Help Them Connect to Christ’s Community
  • Baptism
  • Local Church
  • Evangelism
  • Creating and Sharing Bible Reading Plans
  • Bible Reading
  • Prayer
Unit 8: Questions Surrounding Evangelism
  • What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit?
  • What Is the Role of Holiness?
  • Using Grammatical Relationships to Examine Holiness in the New Testament
  • What Is the Role of Spiritual Warfare?
  • What Is the Role of John 14:6 in a Pluralistic Culture?
  • What Is the Role of Fear?
  • What Is the Role of Story?
  • What Is the Role of Marriage and Family?
Conclusion
  • Review of the Course

Bobby Conway is the founder and host of The One Minute Apologist—a YouTube ministry that provides credible answers to curious questions. He earned his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and his DMin in apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and he is a PhD candidate at the John Hick Centre for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Birmingham in England. He is also the author of several books, including Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die, The Fifth Gospel, and Doubting Toward Faith. He and his wife Heather have two kids, Haley and Dawson.

PC151 Theology of Everyday Life

  • Instructor: Daniel M. Doriani
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Video Hours: 5

In Theology of Everyday Life, Dr. Daniel Doriani shows how theology can inform social and personal life. From eating and playing, to friendship and weddings, this course looks at the importance of developing a deeper sense of the relevance of Scripture and Christian ethics to physical and relational life. Reflecting deeply on what the Bible has to say about various everyday topics, Doriani gives rich ethical guidance and provides tools to help you find insight from Scripture.

Contents:

Unit 1: Social Dimensions of Everyday Life
  • An Example from the Czech Republic
  • Finding and Understanding Passive Imperatives in Romans
  • Vaclav Havel on Social Pressure
  • Living in the Truth
  • Unit 1 Quiz
Unit 2: Friendship
  • Resisting Social Pressure
  • Walking in the Light Together
  • Grounded in the Character of God
  • The Friendship of God
  • Using a Bible Search to See Where God is Referred to as “Friend”
  • The Practice of Friendship
  • Unit 2 Quiz
Unit 3: Play
  • Celebrating the Goodness of Life
  • The Paradoxes and Pitfalls of Play
  • The Redemption of Play
  • Unit 3 Quiz
Unit 4: Food
  • A Theological Perspective on Food
  • Food: Scarcity and Abundance
  • The Redemption of Food
  • Searching The Apostolic Fathers in English for References to Fasting
  • Temperance
  • Evaluating the Meaning of “Wine” in the Bible
  • Unit 4 Quiz
Unit 5: Calling
  • A Theology of Calling
  • Researching God’s “Calling” with Bible Word Study
  • The Call of God
  • A Place in Life
  • Unit 5 Quiz
  • Midterm Exam
Unit 6: Sleep
  • An Ethic of Rest
  • Sleep in Scripture
  • Finding Literal References to Sleep in the New Testament
  • Sleep as an Act of Faith
  • Unit 6 Quiz
Unit 7: Work
  • Faithfulness at Work
  • The Fall of Work
  • Using the Dictionary of Bible Themes to Find References to Work
  • The Meaning of Work
  • Work as Shared Humanity
  • Gifting and Work
  • Working with Integrity
  • Work Narratives from Scripture
  • Christ in Our Work
  • Unit 7 Quiz
Unit 8: Weddings
  • Weddings in Culture
  • Weddings in Scripture
  • Unit 8 Quiz
Unit 9: The Body
  • A Theology of Life in the Flesh
  • The Body in Culture
  • The Creation of the Body
  • The Fall of the Body
  • The Redemption of the Body
  • The Restoration of the Body
  • The Future of the Body
  • Comparing Translations of Koilia with Bible Word Study
  • Practical Applications
  • Unit 9 Quiz
  • Final Exam

Dr. Daniel M. Doriani (STM, PhD) is vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology at Covenant Seminary. He is the author of several books, including Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible and commentaries on Matthew and 1 Peter in the Reformed Expository Commentaries series.

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