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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.
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
Challenging course of study. And necessary to real life.Donald
Dr. Crabb’s real life examples and ways of story-telling made understanding SoulCare less daunting. I appreciate the personal touch added to make the course relevant to life and it’s obstacles.Michelle
Excellent course, very compelling.Thomas
I chose Introduction to SoulCare because I am a person who is genuinely concerned about what goes on in a person’s soul and wanted some meaningful way to enter that arena. Dr. Crabb does an excellent job of providing the basics on how to do that and for that I’m grateful. Looking forward to the other lessons in this Module!Wayne
Thank you very much; I enjoyed this and found it quite helpful.Dawn
Fantastic class. I learned so much.Leah
I really appreciate someone speaking into one of the most needed subjects on counseling of our day especially with such a specific focus on what God really asks of us in reaching out to each other and those in pain in the reality of how this is in opposition to secular thinking. It truly is the simple and beautiful way of the Spirit.Magdalena
Appreciated it so much, thank you!!Hannah
This course has taught me so many great steps in learning Soul Care that focuses on the interior world of where true spiritual formation takes place at a meaningful level and make a lasting difference in peoples life’s struggles and crises. Dr. Larry Crabb likes the word SoulCare, with its focus on the inner life, and whom God made us to be.
I learned a lot by watching the video and seeing the different pictures and illustrations the professor uses throughout all the ten lessons. I also enjoyed looking up the verses in the biblical text, and following along with the printed out format of the lessons. I really felt that I have learned a lot from Dr. Larry Crabb, and I want to continue learning more about SoulCare in other courses. The quiz and exams really enforced what I have learned in this course. I really enjoyed learning all about SoulCare.
This was a very well presented course. Dr. Crabb was easy to listen to and the wisdom he shared was wonderful. I love that it is not a step by step process of ticking boxes but about developing in us the person who gives to others the relationship we desire for ourselves. That it is about developing a heart in us for others and a relationship with God so that through us the Spirit can move in others as well. He was great at bringing this down to a level that we can all get to. It is not a doctor-patient relationship but we are all on the same level trying to encourage each other in a way that we become hungry for God in all our ways.Carrie
Not exactly what I was expecting when I started. Thankfully this moved a lot deeper that what I was expecting. I am thankful for the clarity given on the simple need to walk with someone who has a stubborn heart to have an appetite for God. That outcome is the only way to long lasting success for those who counsel. I didn’t want to take classes on how to place a bandaid on a wound that wont heal, but on how to go deeper. Not just in the person I walk with, but in my own life. So I greatly enjoyed this course.Taylor
Very insightful and inspiring.Calvin
Highly relevant to the caring of Christian souls. Very beneficial to me personally as I seek to walk alongside others.Charlene
A great course! Totally enjoyed the video lectures – very engaging and well done. Really looking forward to the next three courses in this sequence!Clarence
This course was very beneficial to me. Thank you Dr. Crabb for such insight and helping me to face my own inadequacies and trust completely in the work of the Holy Spirit. You taught the difference in SoulCare, helping others to develop an appetite for God, instead of relying on professional counselling to solve their problems. I look forward to learning more in the following segments. God richly bless you.Blossom
Very eye-opening to a different perspective – really enjoyed it and can’t wait to start the next course!!Ed
Many questions on my heart have been addressed by this course. The course also created more questions in my heart, so I look forward to taking the other three courses. Thank you! By God’s grace, He led me to this course and will use it to bless me, my family, and the people in my life.Emily
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It made me dive deep into my self and my relationships as well as my relationship with Christ. It was insightful and well presented. I would definitely recommend this class to others. Thank you for everything Dr. Crabb.Jacqueline
Has fed my soul! Thank You!!!Joe
Good course to learn about SoulCare.David
Larry’s teaching is critical to anyone desiring to move into and grow into community with others and have conversations that matter.Blair
Very well presented though perhaps a few more examples might have made clearer certain concepts.Karin
SoulCare One reminded me why I made Dr. Crabb’s books a priority when they first came out and showed me how deeply I took some of his key ideas to heart. This was a very helpful course.Brenda