Quest Bible Institute and Seminary

Spring Trimester 2015


Professor Amy Poole


Course Description and Purpose

Since life coaching involves taking a client from where they are and moving forward, this class on spiritual life coaching will help you to move forward on your spiritual walk.  In turn, you will be able to help your clients make similar progress.

Course Goals and Objectives

To grow and develop in your spiritual walk.

To learn how to help your clients grow and develop in their spiritual walks.

To create your own spiritual coaching style.

To work with a client successfully even with differing spiritual views.

Required Text

Bible, any version

The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible by Scot McKnight

Course Procedures and Calendar

Week 1, April 11    

The Quiet Time

Introduction of The Blue Parakeet

For next class:  Read Ch. 1 and 2 of The Blue Parakeet

Week 2, April 18th

Connecting with God

Discuss Ch. 1 and 2 of The Blue Parakeet

For next class:  Read Ch. 3 and 4

Week 3, April 25th

Developing your spiritual stride

Discuss Ch. 3 and 4

For next class:  Read Ch. 5 and 6

Required Chapel – April 28 – 6:30 PM in the Tabernacle


Week 4, May 2

Helping your client develop their spiritual stride

Discuss Ch. 5 and 6

For next class:  Read Ch. 7 and 8

Week 5, May 9

When you and your client see things different spiritually

Discuss Ch. 7 and 8

For next class:  Read Ch. 9 and 10

Week 6, May 16th

Your spiritual coaching style

Discuss Ch. 9 and 10  

For next class:  Ch. 11 and 12

Week 7, May 23rd

Creative connecting Part I

Discuss Ch. 11 and 12

For next class:  Read Ch. 13 and 14

May 30th No Classes

Week 8, June 8th

Creative connecting Part II

Discuss Ch. 13 and 14

For next class:  Read Ch. 15

Week 9, June 13th

Creative Connecting Part III

Discuss Ch. 15

Week 10, June 20th

Spiritual Life Project/Paper Due

Informal Presentation of Project/Paper


Course Requirements

Attendance, reading the class text, and your Spiritual Life project or paper.

Your project/paper will be 20% of your grade.  The in-class activities and over all class room participation will be weighted equally around 15% for each.

Opportunities for Extra Credit

You may do a Spiritual Life Coaching project and a paper for extra credit.

Attendance, Class Etiquette

Attendance will be taken every class.  Silence your phones and leave the room if you do need to take a call.  Bring a doctor’s excuse if you miss more than two (2) classes.

Policy for Dealing with Late Submissions

Late submissions for projects will lower your grade by 10%.

Library Use Hours – the student is required to demonstrate that they have spent a minimum of five (5) hours using the library; reading, researching or writing.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Evaluation

A final evaluation of course material will be collected from students.

Instructor Contact Information

Phone number and email:  678-472-0077  Please text or email.

Bibliography of Books in the QBIS Library

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

Circle Maker by Mark Buchanan

Enjoying Where You Are on the Road to Where You Are Going by Joyce Meyers

Falling for God by Gary W. Moon

God Chasers by Tommy Tenney

How to Succeed at Being Yourself  by Joyce Meyer

Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton

Power Thoughts by Joyce Meyer

Primal by Mark Buchanan

Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton

Waking the Dead by John Eldredge

Walking with God by John Eldredge