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0.5 CEU

Stages of Faith

Course Summary

In this course, Dr. Ginger Ketting-Weller explores James Fowler’s “Stages of Faith”, a comprehensive study on the spiritual development in children and adults. This course focuses on the stages that pertain especially to children and youth. Learn to identify each stage, as well as the dangers and gifts of each. As you explore the characteristics of each stage, you will be able to better understand your students or those whom you minister to. You will also be able to reflect on your own faith development and how it impacts other areas of your life.

What do I need to know?

By the end of this course, you will be able to: 1. understand the meaning of terms related to spiritual development. 2. identify the stages and characteristics of James Fowler's Stages of Faith. 3. describe the dangers and gifts of each stage. 4. identify ways to nurture or enhance spiritual development in children. 5. reflect on your own faith development and how it impacts other areas of your life.

What will I learn in this course?

After completing this course, you will earn 0.5 CEU and a certificate of completion in your Adventist Learning Community e-portfolio.

About the Instructor

Dr. Ginger Ketting-Weller is the Dean of the School of Education at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. Dr. Ketting-Weller holds a PhD in Education (emphasis in Human Development) from the Claremont Graduate University. She began her career as a grades 1-4 teacher in a two-room school on the Oregon Coast, and then served as teacher and vice principal at Redlands Adventist Academy in California. She taught students in grades 1-10 during her K-12 teaching career, followed by service in higher education at Pacific Union College, Walla Walla University and La Sierra University.


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4 months ago
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This is a powerful course! Understanding the stages of faith helps me to understand people better and minister to them more effectively.

Hildha Bakulu
4 months ago
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great idea

5 months ago
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it is important to teach children at an early age about the stages of Faith as it relates to their developmental growth so that as they grow older they will come into the realization of self and be able to have a good perspective of doing the right thi... Read More

6 months ago
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Este curso me ha permitido comprender mejor las diferentes etapas por las que pasan los niños y jóvenes ven cuanto al desarrollo de su fe y la consolidación de sus creencias. Muy bueno.

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