Learning Objectives

As you step on campus, we want to show you how to submit your efforts to the power and guidance of God’s Holy Spirit.

  • Understand the importance of depending on the Spirit in ministry

  • Connect with the Spirit through listening prayer

  • Learn to lead guided listening prayer exercises

  • Discover how to coach students and faculty in depending on the Spirit in ministry

Play Your Way

Engage with the material in your context!

  • ~30 minutes (self-paced)

    All your progress will be saved so you can resume where you left off.

  • Course Quicksheet (pdf)

    This is a quick summary of the material that you can use as a preview of the course or as a refresher once you’ve taken it.

  • Resource Toolbox

    See a list of the resources referenced in this course, all collected in one spot for your convenience.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1: The Holy Spirit on Campus

    • What to Depend on?

    • Introduction

    • Before we begin . . .

  • 2

    Chapter 2: The Empowering Spirit

    • Lesson 1: A God Who Speaks

    • Lesson 2: A Look at Acts 1 and the Call to Witness

    • Lesson 3: What is Listening Prayer?

    • Lesson 4: A Personal Listening Prayer Exercise

    • Lesson 5: Debriefing Listening Prayer

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Depending on the Spirit on Campus

    • Lesson 1: Are We Ready to Follow?

    • Lesson 2: Does God Speak to Our Friends Who Don't Yet Know Jesus?

    • Lesson 3: Leading a Guided Listening Prayer Exercise

    • Lesson 4: Dealing with Fear, Suspicions, and Objections

  • 4

    Chapter 4: Conclusion

    • Closing Remarks

    • Before you go . . .

Resource Toolbox

All resources referenced from this course will be linked below for your convenience to view and download. Please use/adapt these resources to what works for you in your ministry context.


Depending on the Spirit Quicksheet

(2-page pdf) 

.DOCX version

Summary of the course in a quick, 2-page format, perfect for a quick review on the go!



“Biblical and Historical Foundations for Guided Listening Prayer”

(Paper by James Choung)

Learn some concrete practices that can help us hear God more clearly.

“Biblical Basis for Listening Prayer”

(Paper by Lina Sánchez-Herrera and Jon Ball)

Read a paper about the practice of listening prayer in a way that reflects a theology both faithful to Scripture and centered in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

Hearing God

(Book by Dallas Willard)

You'll gain rich spiritual insight into how we can hear God's voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with him in the work of his kingdom.