Habits of the Heart
The overall objective of this course is to determine the necessity of every believer embracing sound doctrine in the habits that undergirds life and ministry, coming to conviction regarding its role in the lifelong pursuit of purity and wisdom. Specifically, this means that each person studying the course would:
Discover the root causes and effects of the present-day separation and fragmentation that has taken place within and between the "devotional life" and serious "theological studies."
Examine the life of the early church, identifying the habits and personal disciplines necessary for increasing soundly in faith as individuals and as churches, being protected from the constant infiltration of unsound doctrine.
Identify the "core habits of the heart" which ministers of the gospel and spiritual leaders must maintain in order to visibly progress in the Scriptures in a sound manner, and to identify the general development phases characteristic of most leaders, sketching a lifelong strategy for growth and development.
Sharpen reading skills and develop a guide for a building a lifelong reading program.
- Design a strategy for a church in which corporate, family, and individual habits are modeled and practiced in an orderly and natural manner.