Full course description
1-2 Hours Per Lesson
Certificate of Completion
One Life Well-Lived is based on the life and final words of civil rights leader John M. Perkins. After taking this course, you will be inspired to gospel-centered living within your own church family, your neighborhood, and your community. Dr. Perkins states, "You were made for a purpose, before the world began... find it; you were made to have a place and a people... love them." With loving poise and wise prose, Dr. Perkins shows us how to engage in one life very well lived. By building relationships with "our people," we can truly find "our joy" in discovering "our purpose."
- Poverty, Prejudice and a Life Well-Lived
- Legacy of Purpose…Discover Yours
- Purpose is Wrapped Up in Belonging…Who Do You Belong To?
- Can You Be a Friend to Your Enemy?
- Do You Want the Good Life Bad Enough to Suffer for It?
- Is it Possible to Really Have Joy in this Life?
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. John M. Perkins (born June 16, 1930) is an American Christian minister, civil rights activist, Bible teacher, best-selling author, philosopher, and community developer. He is the founder and President Emeritus of the John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation with his wife, Vera Mae Perkins (also known as "Grandma Perkins"). He is co-founder of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). Despite being a third-grade dropout, Perkins has been recognized for his work with 16 honorary doctorate degrees from schools including Belhaven University, Virginia University of Lynchburg, Wheaton College, Gordon College, Taylor University, Northern Seminary and Millsaps College. He has served on the Boards of Directors of World Vision and Prison Fellowship. Perkins has advised and/or served on the Presidential Task Forces of five U.S. Presidents. He is the author of 17 books, including the best-selling One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race.
Karen Waddles is a graduate of DePaul University and is completing a MASF at Moody Theological Seminary. She is a contributing writer to One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race (Moody Publishers), Our Voices: Issues Facing Black Women in America (Moody Publishers), The Women of Color Study Bible (Nia Publishing), and the Sisters in Faith Devotional Bible (Thomas Nelson).