Spiritual Development for Online Learners
The foundation of our philosophy of ministry and education is based upon the conviction
that a student’s relationship to God is primary and that growth in maturity in Christ is a central goal of our endeavors for students
enrolled in online classes at Ouachita.
In helping you to cultivate a life of the mind, we want to open you to the freedom that is found in seeking to grow in your capacity to understand the will of God in a full-orbed fashion. Spiritual growth and sanctification are realized as a mind is made strong by scholarly practices. The process of your online education will bring with it the realization that ignorance and fear can best be banished through the discovery of truth and the power of love.
A holistic view of ministry causes us to appreciate that maintaining healthy relationship with others as a vital witness before others which also applies to an online community. A full acceptance of our humanity under the Lordship of Christ causes us to seek excellence in our work and that of others, while accepting and allowing for human frailty and failure in light of God’s grace.
Here are some tools to assist you in your spiritual growth!
- Chapel services and other similar services will be made available to you as an online student to view on a voluntary basis
- Courses will include a prayer forum and instructors will be encouraging you to post prayer needs. This is not a forum for theological discussion, but rather a tool to request prayer and participate in prayer for fellow students.
- Your instructors will also give you insights of the importance of faith in their own lives as they introduce themselves to their classes.