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Understanding Yourself and Others

Pastoral Studies

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the study of human personality and behavior from a Christian perspective.

  • CIMS Credit: 1
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Effort: 3-4 hours per week
  • Subject: Pastoral
  • Venues: DVD, Internet, Distance Learning
  • Language: English
Anyone involved in Christian ministry is in the people business. Understanding people is at the heart of effective ministry. To learn the various stages of human existence and to discern where individuals are in their development gives one a decided advantage in ministry.

Believers are not exempt from the common problems that beset humankind. Just because they have accepted Christ does not mean that they will not face conflicts or struggle with their places in society or need to find personal fulfillment in their lives and work. All the dynamics of relationships and family unity impact them as they do others. For a Christian to understand what is happening and how to cope with it is essential to a purposeful and happy life.

Situations of this nature are dealt with in Understanding Yourself and Others. This book offers practical guidance in day-to-day living. It also provides suggestions on how to help others as they face triumphs and tragedies in their lives.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, students will be able to…

  1. Describe human personality and behavior from a Christian perspective.
  2. Identify and discuss Erikson’s psychosocial development stages.
  3. Describe the issues of death and dying.
  4. Utilize the rules of conflict resolution.
  5. Identify and discuss the ten principles of productive ministry.
  1. Introduction to Understanding Yourself and Others
  2. Personality
  3. Developmental Psychology
  4. Erickson’s Psychosocial Development Stages: Part 1
  5. Erickson’s Psychosocial Development Stages: Part 2
  6. Death and Dying
  7. Abnormality
  8. Counseling: Part 1
  9. Counseling: Part 2
  10. Conflict Resolution: Part 1
  11. Conflict Resolution: Part 2
  12. Developing Christian Families
  13. Guidelines for Personal Productivity: Part 1
  14. Guidelines for Personal Productivity: Part 2

Video Lesson 1: Introduction to Understanding Yourself and Others

Your Instructors

Dr. Paul Conn

Dr. Robert Fisher

Dr. Doyle Goff

Dr. Jerome Hammond

What We Will Cover

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Frequently Asked Questions

The total cost for the online program comes out to $2,814. The breakdown of cost is below:

Enrollment and Admission Fee:  $25 (nonrefundable)
Tuition:  $60 per CIMS credit
Study Guides:  Free PDF downloads with online enrollment
Textbooks:  $12 for 1 credit / $20 for 2 credit / $30 for 3 credit
Internet Fee:  $10 per CIMS credit

Generally, students complete within three years. However, there is not a hard restriction when you must complete all courses.

In short, yes. In our online courses, you are able to retest as many times as it takes to achieve a passing score.

Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.

Yes. Grants are available only to credentialed Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) ministers and persons in the credentialing process.

Our courses are used in the licensing process, but completing our courses alone will not make you a licensed minister in the Church of God.  Please visit cogdoe.org/ministerial-licensure for more information.

At the option of Church of God institutions of higher education, CIMS credit may be converted to credit by that institution when the student meets the entrance requirements, is accepted, and enrolls.

If you are a School of Ministry student, please be aware that when a course access is purchased, you will be given 365 days access to that course. Should you need more time, please contact us. If you have not yet applied to the School of Ministry, please click here to begin that process. Once you have filled out the necessary paper work you will be given a link on where to purchase access to the courses.

Please send us any issues by completing the form on the Contact page.

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