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What the World Needs Now

Hosted by Seapointe College.

Moderated by: Derek Holser, M.Ed., M.Th., J.D.

Every Monday 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Each session will be recorded and shared via email weekly, to all registered participants. You need not be present on Mondays to register to attend.


Course Information

This seminar provides a six-week overview and introduction to Seapointe College’s five guiding principles. Though it is led by Professor Derek Holser, it will feature multiple guest conversationalists, as is truly intended to engage attendees in thoughtful dialogue about the dynamics of following Christ in the vocation of service, regardless of one’s sphere of employment or entrepreneurship. Each week will include 45 minutes – 1 hour of discussion, followed by 30 minutes of Q & R. The seminar schedule is as follows:


Week 1: Spiritual Formation
April 17, 2023 7:00 PM
A conversation about the work and influence of Dallas Willard with Michael V. Di Fuccia | Director of Cultural Engagement and Spiritual Formation at the Martin Institute for Christianity & Culture and Gary Moon | Director of Conversatio Divina: A Center for Spiritual Formation // Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spiritual Formation at Richmont Graduate University // Director of the D.Min. program in Spiritual Direction at Fuller Theological Seminary.


Week 2: Followership
Apr 24, 2023 7:00 PM
A conversation about the meaningful shift in leadership research and practice to better engage and empower followers with Robert Huizinga, PhD RN, CNeph(C) | Adjunct Professor, Leder School of Business at The King’s University.


Week 3: Diversity
May 1, 2023 7:00 PM
A conversation about representation and equality within diversity, with Rev. Jordan R.N. Brown | Lead Pastor at [OV] Church, Norfolk, VA and Ps. Troy Garrett | Sr. Pastor at Oceanview Lighthouse Church, Norfolk, VA.


Week 4: Resilience
May 8, 2023 7:00 PM
A conversation about cultural agility and strategic competencies and how they contribute to longevity in your ministry calling with Sarah L. Hummel | President, Seapointe College.


Week 5: Community
May 15, 2023 7:00 PM
A conversation about Dietrich Bonhoeffer and communal learning with Chris EW Green | Professor of Public Theology at Southeastern University // Director of St. Anthony Institute for Theology, Philosophy, and Liturgics.


Week 6: Church Trends, “Deconstruction”, Q & R
May 22, 2023 7:00 PM
A conversation about the American church and “Deconstruction” today with Bradley Jersak | Dean of Theology & Culture, St. Stephen’s University, New Brunswick, Canada.


Course Objectives

 Briefly, the course’s objectives are to help you:

  1. Obtain a cursory introduction to the core values and guiding principles of Seapointe College, which we believe to be the foundation of faithful modern service to the communities in which we live and work.
  2. Better understand the breadth and depth of Western Christian thought and action, its missteps and abuses, its good deeds and great hopes, and its effect upon the culture you now inhabit.
  3. Reflect upon your personal pursuit of God and introduce spiritual exercises and conversations that challenge and stimulate your mind and heart to faithful practice in the ways of Christ.
  4. Develop a pattern of habits that enable you to flourish in your participation in the eternal redeeming love of God as you model and share the way of Christ with the world around you.



This seminar will include weekly reading / viewing content in preparation for classroom discussion. There are no other assignments. *If desired, students may complete a 1,500-word essay that details their reflections on the 5 guiding principles and personal response and application statement. Successful completion of this essay and the preceding course discussions will culminate to 1 credit hour earned toward the Seapointe College bachelor’s degree.