Drawing Near to God When God Seems Far Away

Institute for Spiritual Formation

About this Course

Welcome to Drawing Near to God When God Seems Far Away! 

In this course you will learn how to experience God's presence as you mature in the Christian life. You will not only become familiar with how God grows us, but will also engage your personal experiences as you learn from Dr. John Coe, the Director of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Biola University. Additionally, you will receive training in prayer so that you can experience what Dr. Coe teaches regarding the mature Christian life.

This course consists of eight lessons. Each lesson consists of the following elements:

Introduction – Orients you to the lesson’s topic by providing a guiding question for you to ponder. Gives an overview of how the lesson will unfold.
Video Teaching – One or more videos of Dr. Coe presenting material concerning the lesson’s topic. A viewing guide will be provided to help you follow along.
Experiential Projects – One or more projects to help you experience what Dr. Coe taught. These projects will help you engage with the Spirit and your heart on a deeper level. Instructions for each project will be provided as they are assigned.

We hope you are blessed by your participation in this course and that you experience God in a deeper way as a result.