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Courses in Prayer

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Jesus and Prayer

Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

January 5 - February 23, 2023

Course Instructor: Jason Hubbard

Jesus is the ultimate man of prayer! Like the disciples we will come and ask the Lord Jesus, “Teach us to
Pray.” During this course we will explore the prayers of Jesus, the parables of Jesus on prayer, prayer
and mission, prayer and spiritual warfare and the posture and position of prayer throughout the
Gospels! You will leave this course with practical tools to encounter the Triune God of grace in
conversation, intimacy, and effective intercession!

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Spiritual Warfare: Views, Essentials and Applications

Thursdays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

March 9 - April 27, 2023

Course Instructor: Solomon Lujan

Spiritual warfare is one of the most misunderstood and controversial topics of theology, yet functionally, the church has no higher purpose on earth.  As Evagrius Ponticus, the fourth-century Christian writer, said: “He who prays truly is a theologian; he who is a theologian prays truly.” This course is designed to provide class participants the ability to demonstrate deep understanding of the views, essentials and applications of spiritual warfare. Course sessions will engage students in cohorts to develop critical thinking with real-world applications. Following this class, students will be able to develop a spiritual warfare lifestyle and be prepared to equip others with the same position of victory in life.

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The Beauty and Majesty of Jesus

Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

August 17 - October 5, 2023

Course Instructor: Jason Hubbard

In this course we will explore the depths of the beauty and majesty of Jesus as the Creator, the Lamb of
Glory, the Glorious Bridegroom, the Good Shepherd, and the King of the Nations! We will look at the
attributes and characteristics of Jesus described in the book of Revelation in the setting around the
throne, the Beauty Realm of God! You will come away with greater insight and revelation of the glorious
person and power of Jesus- how to connect with him in prayer and learn Who He wants to be to you! By
God’s grace you will both fall more in love with him and stand in greater awe and reverence of Him!

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Learning to Pray the Prayers of Paul

Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

October 19 - December 14, 2023

Course Instructor: Jason Hubbard

In this course we will explore both the biblical theology of prayer from Paul and the prayers that Paul
prayed for the churches in the letters that he penned! You will discover the key themes of Paul’s
prayers, learning how to pray “Biblical Prayer” all for His Glory, and your Joy! You will gain simple tools
to help you draw closer to the heart of God in prayer!

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Introduction to Prayer: Communing with the Triune God

Thursdays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

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Course Instructor: TBD

Learning to pray is the proper starting point for the study of theology. As Evagrius Ponticus, the fourth-century Christian writer, said: “He who prays truly is a theologian; he who is a theologian prays truly.” This course is designed to give participants a basic introduction to the practice and theology of prayer in the Christian tradition. Course sessions will explore the theological framework of prayer and study the prayers of the Bible as a pattern for our own prayers. Following this class, students will be able to evaluate the dynamics of their personal prayer lives and be prepared to lead corporate prayer services.

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Lectio Divina: Learning to Pray the Scriptures

Thursdays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

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Course Instructor: TBD

Lectio Divina (“sacred reading”) is the ancient practice of reading the Scriptures in a meditative fashion as a guide for prayer. Developed by Benedictine monastic communities in the Middle Ages, Lectio Divina continues to be a rich resource for prayer across many Christian traditions. This course will survey the biblical foundations for Lectio Divina as well as techniques for the practice of this method of prayer. Following this course, students will be prepared to implement Lectio Divina in times of personal prayer and in corporate prayer services.

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The Psalms: Prayer Book of the People of God

Thursdays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

Date TBD

Course Instructor: TBD

The Psalms are the written record of the hopes, fears, and prayers of ancient Israel. In the centuries since they were written, they have served to guide the prayers of the people of God spread across the earth. Saint Athanasius, the fourth-century bishop, described the Psalms in this way: “The Psalms have a unique place in the Bible because most of the Scripture speaks to us, while the Psalms speak for us.” This course is designed to give students an introduction to the Psalms, specifically reflecting on how the Psalms can shape our life of prayer. Following this course, students will be able to interpret the Psalms and use them in times of corporate and personal prayer.

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Spiritual Disciplines in the Virtual Age

Thursdays from 2:00–3:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

Date TBD

Course Instructor: TBD

What is virtual reality and how might it change the practice of Christianity in the future? The information age presents many new challenges to the practice of Christianity, but there are also many new opportunities to share the gospel and participate in communal devotion via the internet. This course explores how virtual reality and other emerging technologies can aid us in the pursuit of the classic spiritual disciplines of the Christian tradition. The course reviews the history of religious innovation within the evangelical movement and also sketches out a theology of technology, allowing us to reflect on technological change from a Christian perspective.

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The Lord's Prayer

Thursdays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

Dates TBD

Course Instructor: TBD

We all have a desire to pray more in line with God’s will. Who better to learn from than Jesus,
Himself? What if, when Jesus told us “When you pray, pray like this” He actually meant it? This
course will look carefully not only at the meaning of each line of the Lord’s Prayer but also at
specific ways we can use this prayer as a pattern of our own times of prayer.

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Prayer in the History of Revival

Thursdays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

Date TBD

Course Instructor: TBD

Whenever revival has occurred throughout history, fervent prayer has always been at the heart of the movement. This course will survey key revivals from the First Great Awakening in the 1730’s to the present, exploring the role of prayer in each chapter of this story. In addition, this course will survey the theological foundation of prayer in revival. Following this course, class participants will have a deeper knowledge of the role of prayer in revival history and will be equipped to join in fostering global prayer networks.

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Prayer in Seasons of Suffering

Thursdays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

Date TBD

Course Instructor: TBD

The lives and prayers of David, Solomon, Job, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, the Apostle Paul and even Jesus all attest to the fact that suffering can be the place where God develops in us depth in our prayer lives. Inevitably, all people will face periods of suffering to some extent, so it is vital to understand the role of prayer in seasons of suffering. Course sessions will address this topic from a biblical perspective while simultaneously evaluating the presence and meaning of suffering in the Bible.

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Evangelism and Discipleship in the Modern World

Thursdays from 8:00–9:30pm Eastern Time (UTC-5:00)

Date TBD

Course Instructor: TBD

Jesus Christ is the master teacher in the art of disciple making. From his opening call to his own disciples to become “fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19) to his concluding “Great Commission,” in which he sent the apostles out to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19), the Lord taught the priority of evangelism and discipleship. This course will study the pattern of the Lord’s method of disciple making presented in the Gospels as well as showcase practical methods for calling and developing disciples in the contemporary context.

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