Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

The school is comprised of four eleven week courses. Courses must be taken in order, but do not have to be taken back to back, you may take a break between quarters. All courses are conducted entirely online and there are not set times you must be in class. The majority of the coursework involves reading, writing, and engaging in the course forum with your fellow classmates. After you complete all four courses you will receive a certificate of completion showing you are a graduate of the school.

101: Theory and Theology of Inner Healing

All 101 cohorts must have a minimum of 3 students to run the course. If the minimum is not met for that term you’ll have to wait till the next start term that the minimum is met. 

In this foundational course you’ll learn the theory and theology behind how to think like an inner healing practitioner. No matter which inner healing models or tools you pick up you’ll need a firm foundation to know how to use them.

Reading List:
Cracks in the Foundation by Steve Backlund (used throughout the school in all courses)
Deliverance and Inner Healing by John and Mark Sandford
Translating God by Shawn Bolz
Walking in Supernatural Healing Power by Chris Gore
Transforming the Inner Man by John and Paula Sandford

102: Ethics, History, and Models of Inner Healing

In this course you’ll learn how to think through various ethical situations that may arise. You’ll also learn the basic history of the inner healing movement, what inner healing models are out there, the basics of their approaches, what they are good for, and how to get training in each model.

Reading List:
Cracks in the Foundation by Steve Backlund (used throughout the school in all courses)
Ethics of Inner Healing by Leah Lesesne

Two books from this list selected by the student:
Healing by Francis MacNutt
The Gift of Inner Healing by Ruth Carter Stapleton
The Healing Light by Agnes Sanford
Restoring the Christian Soul by Leanne Payne
A More Excellent Way by Henry Wright
The Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson
Healing Life’s Hurts by Edward M. Smith
Sozo by Dawna Desilva and Theresa Liebscher
EFT for Christians by Sheri Rice Smith and Charity Virkler
Heart Made Whole by Christa Black Gifford
Healing of Memories by Dennis and Matthew Linn
Healing and Freedom by Restoring the Foundations
Prayers that Heal the Heart by Mark and Patti Virkler
A Guide for Listening and Inner-Healing Prayer by Rusty Rustenbach

103: Skills and Advanced Topics

In this course you’ll learn the basic skills needed to conduct an inner healing session regardless of the model you use. You’ll begin to put what you learned in the first two courses together, applying theory and theology to specific issues and learning how to actually apply that knowledge with your skills and ethics when you are in a session.

Reading List:
Cracks in the Foundation by Steve Backlund (used throughout the school in all courses)
From Woe to Go by Graham Barker and Clifford Powell
Emotional Prosperity: A Practical Guide to Counseling by Jason Valloton
Quick Reference Guide for Biblical Counseling by Clinton and Hawkins

104: Practicum: Case Studies and Mentorship

In this course you’ll put everything you’ve learned into practice. Case studies will be used to help you test your knowledge and skills in a safe environment. You’ll be paired with an instructor to mentor you in your specific areas of interest and help you fine tune your skills and fill in any gaps where growth is still needed.

Reading List:
Cracks in the Foundation by Steve Backlund (used throughout the school in all courses)
Other reading to be assigned based on student’s interests