globaLearning – “Developing the Rhythm of the Spiritual Life” – Tim

It was a privilege to be given the opportunity to take the online Global Learning module and have someone like Ric (instructor) journey with me down a road that I personally feel is less traveled.  I believe that the Christian life can be easily pursued on a pragmatic level focusing our attention on what we can accomplish rather than who we are, as spiritual beings.   Spiritual Formation challenged me to refocus my travels on wholeness and wellness of the inner life, paying special attention to “how” I can love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength while loving my neighbor as myself. Continue reading

globaLearning – ”The Cost of Service” – “Maria”

I (Maria from Colombia, now living in Europe) had the privilege of taking the Jaffray online class Resiliency, and it meant a great deal to me.  My life was deeply touched by the examples and living testimonies of God´s people around the world spreading the Gospel, which sometimes meant to plant the seed and water it with martyrdom. I can’t express with words what it meant in my own personal grieving process as I encountered transition in my ministry.
It was also beneficial for the national church to rethink their theology of suffering and the implications of pastoral care for workers.  I thank the Lord for His amazing timing in letting me take this class and know above all that He is with me until the end.