skills taught in the Blessing Based Spiritual Nurture and Holy
Listening course are helpful for those who interact regularly with
children. Parents, caregivers, teachers, pastors, Christian educators,
and others who live, work and play with children, daily and in
times of stress, will deepen their understanding and awareness of the
innate holiness and spirituality of children and examines ways of
nurturing children’s natural connection to God, as they grow.
addition, attention is given to working with adolescents
through older adults, in ways which encourage their continuing spiritual
development. The course begins with a focus on children and teens, then
include all ages and stages of life, with particular concentration upon
the needs of the
oldest among us.
Each session will
begin and end with a time of prayer and worship and the class itself will
be structured to honor the experiences and understandings that the
students bring with them.
are taught by Blessing Center Director, The Rev. Jacqueline Nowak,
DMin and United
Theological Seminary Professor Emeritus, Donald Rogers, PhD.
The registration fee (students receive a discount) is required
before the class begins. A minimum of 5
participants are required to hold each class, which will be held at a
location convenient to class members.
information contact the Director at