This course is designed to help you enter people’s interior lives at a meaningful level and make a lasting difference as they deal with life’s struggles and crises. Some people call this type of help “counseling.” Others call this help “pastoring.” And perhaps others think of this kind of involvement as what one friend does for another friend. Larry Crabb uses the word SoulCare, with its focus on the inner life, where we become who we were intended and long to be.
- Understand the basic model of SoulCare.
- Resist temptation to keep relationships shallow.
- Move into somebody’s life (with the wisdom that knows how the soul works) in meaningful, deep, soul-connecting kinds of ways.
Some kind of book or material ordered by themes and topics could have been helpful to have besides the transcript. Great course besides that!Omar
This has been an amazing course and I am recommending it to several friends.Joan
I somewhat struggled with the idea of “hating your friend’s flesh”. I need to sit with that to allow it to reveal its meaning to me.
Real life examples were very helpful.
A great mix of tutor input and questions for reflection to stimulate learning.
THANKS SO MUCH!Elena
SoulCare makes more sense than the secular approach. The material was presented in a way that benefits any style of learner. Personally, having access to the lecture transcript, helped reinforce the teaching.Waynette
Very valuable and thought provoking course!Karen
The course provided me with a completely new way of thinking about caring for people. I lead a group for widows and this will be extremely helpful for me in caring for them. Thank you for he!ping me to better care for them.Jillian
I have learned a lot from the course and the last lesson really is what I struggle with and need constant reflection on. It’s secular world training and work environment that encourage us to take charge and demonstrate our abilities. Meanwhile, my faith humbles me and reminds me that I can only do good through Christ. It’s a constant battle.Elaine
Soul Care is a course I came across years ago and is a course that isn’t recognized as it should. Many organizations not just church, but government organizations that include social work or criminal justice should make use of this platform.
It would be great if there was a way a “student” could highlight notes as a part of the lecture. It would go hand and hand. It would cut down on a lot of writing and save a lot of timeTamarus
These lessons convicted my own soul and have opened my mind and heart to a new, biblical way of thinking that is so full of hope and power.
Thank you Dr. Crabb and thank you ODBU for providing this course, a blessing from our Lord.
A difficult concept but one that I fully embrace and hope to gain additional understanding.Philip
I definately learned some valuable lessons about myself and am also wiser about how to respond when someone presents with an opportunity for soulcare. I have a broader vision of what God might do in someone’s life. I also learned some of what I have been doing is short sighted and even cuts off the opportunity to go to a deeper more honest place with someone. I think there could be a little more humor injected into the lessons. Pretty serious all the time. That said, thank you for helping me learn some valuable things about soulcare.Roy
Helpful insight with lessons that were interesting. The stories and his experiences shared also enhanced the learning experience. I was pleased with the content that was delivered and have already recommended to fellow believers.Christina
Discussion questions are good. No place to ask a question. Thank you for your time and energy and heart for the LORD and for His and those He is calling to Himself.Karen
I like how I can work at this as time and energy allows. I value how Dr. Crabb reviews things often. This helps them become familiar thought processes.Lisa
It exceeded my expectations.
This course is an absolute blessing! I am learning so much and I look forward the remaining course lessons.Laurie
I’m so glad for this course. May God continue to bless Dr. Crabb for his experiences of life and his transparency to teach others. After taking this course I better understand myself and why I feel the way I do when hearing someone share their story. I have been blown away by the knowledge I’ve learned. Now I can be slow to speak, quick to listen, and slow to anger. I’ve been doing SoulCare for so long but never knowing I was doing it wrong in the wrong spirit. I’m looking forward to going deeper in the next course with Dr Crabb.Barbara
The course has improved my comprehension, particularly I grasped the true fact that “soul care is not a technique you learn but a relationship to offer.”Giovanni
To think first of the “tension’ within ourselves (What’s happening inside of me?” is a responsible and good self-examination a counselor takes.) It minimizes any projection his needs/demands on the other person. A clear call to examine one’s motive, “counterfeit love.” I like the exposition of the Bible and illustrations given to bring clarity to what the principles. Thank you.Geraldine
I have gone through Dr. Crabb’s Soul Care Experience course three times with small groups. I really appreciated the depth of this course as Dr. Crabb explained the concepts at a much deeper level. I appreciate that he is taking the time to help us truly understand soul care.Carrie
I love Larry Crabb! His books have had more of an influence in my life and ministry more than any other, except the Bible. Thank you!Julie
It takes me to the journey of my life. It reminds me that though we have all our issues, but they are different. We need to explore others in a clear or as pure as we can get our mind if that is English.Solus
I feel inadequate to give Soulcare knowing the mess in me. But I have realized that because of the finished work of Jesus on the cross, I have in me the power that can help me explore, discover and touch in love someone in need, into a relationship with God, which is more important than anything, or any desire. I am not the one doing the work, it is the Spirit of God within me doing the work through me. I have one motto now: Think Vision. A highly recommended course I would say.Wiafe
Some of quiz content is “deliberately?” ambiguous and results in a lack of enthusiasm in this section. Rest of course very enlighteningJanet
Interesting and great presentation! Looking forward to learning more about Soul Care.Bridgett
I am really glad I took this course. Gave me a lot more input that I can use in the future. Thank you Dr. Crabb and Our Daily Bread University for giving me an opportunity to take classes.Susan
Absolutely loved it and learned and grown so much. Thank you.Wendy
This course helped me to think about helping others in a way that I had never thought of, that is using my brokenness to help others. I surely have shown empathy in an attempt to make others feel more comfortable, by agreeing with them and saying, that I do or would do the same thing. This course helped me to challenge my own motives for what I say and why I say it and how my attempts fail at helping people move in the right direction. I look forward to the next part of this course. It is a good course for those who just want to have more meaningful conversations with brothers or sisters in Christ.Alan
The quizzes, response times, and the final really encouraged me to interact with the material and solidify the information in my mind and heart. So well put together. Thank you!Dorothy
Wow – this course has blown away so many preconceived notions of dealing with people that struggle – I feel like I have just touched the tip of the iceberg and have now become so much more curious to learn more and to engage others with a different vision.Jason
I got deep understanding on how to care for souls that Christ died for and how to quicken Christlike nature in me and others by depending solely on the Spirit of Christ.Olivia
The course was a personal journey as well as teaching. I have had the opportunity to apply some of the skills he taught in relationships- as I was learning. I felt a little like Luke Skywalker trying to use a lightsaber when I faced my inadequacy. Everything in us wants to use the skills we have but I had to learn to rely on the Holy Spirit more. I was deeply moved by the story about the bridal veils as I considered what God had provided for me as his bride and how I had rejected his provision to seek my own- far too often. It increased my appetite and pleasure in my relationship with Him. I enjoyed writing vision letters (just for my consideration) for several relationships in which the process of deeper conversations had begun. This was a helpful activity that is evolving as I consider Soul Care for each of these persons. My relationship with God is sweeter as I consider the teaching and my desire to be an instrument that encourages others to know him more is stronger.Anita
I appreciate Dr. Crabb’s calling on his life to help others have a more developed appetite for God because that is the true longing of our hearts. This information gives hope to live the Christian life in more dependence on the Holy Spirit with God as our solid core. The personal reflection questions are excellent as well as the discussion questions which all help to solidify the principles taught.Leslie
Very well done…learned a lot…good review and presented well.Coleman
A fantastic course – very helpful and insightful. I’m looking forward to continuing with the SoulCare format.Lee
It was a very helpful, eye-opening course. I look forward to learning more!Denise
I have friends taking counseling masters degree programs and these lessons sound better. Thank you!!! This is a gift!!Holly
I learned so much from this course. I am already seeing the fruits of this teaching in my life!Anissa
This course is very original and inspiring. It deserves to be studied by all who want to be good friends to others.Gildas
It was an eye-opening course. I learnt many new things about how to help others and also how to look into my own interior world. The course was well structured and very informative. The topics covered in the course were well explained and thereby easy to understand.
Thank you, Dr. Crabb!
I love this course. It is very helpful.Yingkun
The course made me rethink a lot about personal relationships as well as what it means to get one to think about forming a deep personal relationship with Christ.Brenda
Everything taught in these lessons were just powerful. I’ve learnt so much and I’ve realized all the mistakes I’ve been doing. I pray I become a great SoulCare provider.Joseph
This class is part of how God is feeding an appetite for more of Him…to relate to others the way Jesus intended. I hope and pray I will continue to learn and practice what I have learned here. I look forward to continuing the course and growing. Though the discussions questions were often difficult for me, it was good for me to form words about each lesson. The personal reflections were also very helpful for me. I am deeply grateful for Dr. Larry Crabb and for Our Daily Bread University partnering in this way so that I could learn from home in an affordable way. THANK YOU!!Ginny
So very helpful! It is a powerful invitation to process for my own life, and to gain much depth in our ministry in Albania/Europe. So deeply thankful!!Sylvain
This is my second time taking the course. The first time was incredibly informative, and the second time is just as powerful (it has been several years).Michael
Another good, thought provoking course.Donald
The course was great and the teaching was presented in a memorable and interesting way.April