Thriving: Reframing the Christian Life

In this Thriving: Reframing the Christian Life course, Dr. Pamela King walks through key aspects of thriving and some practical ways to start living into life!

Takes approximately 22 hours to complete.


Training more than one person?


Faith & Everyday Life, Spiritual Practices, and Thinking Theologically

Course Description

Words like “thriving” and “flourishing” increasingly flash before us, but what do they have to do with the Christian faith? Pretty much everything. As Christians, we believe that God created us as humans in God’s image to live “fully alive” as our unique selves in life-giving relationships with God and others–for God’s glory. Based on theology and psychological science, this course invites and guides you toward a discovery of what it means to thrive, and it helps you to uncover your purpose. In this Thriving: Reframing the Christian Life course, join Dr. Pamela King as she walks through the key aspects of thriving and some practical ways to start living into the life set before you!

Here is the general course outline:


  1. Introduction

  2. The Need to Thrive

  3. Individuals’ Need for Thriving

  4. Myths of Thriving


  1. What Is Thriving?


  1. Theological and Psychological Perspectives

  2. Important Aspirational Ideas for Thriving


  1. Theological and Psychological Perspectives

  2. Important Individual Ideas for Thriving


  1. Theological and Psychological Perspectives

  2. Important Relational Ideas for Thriving


  1. Thriving on Purpose


  1. Review

  2. Next Steps

We estimate that this will take you 22 hours to complete (but not all in one sitting!).

We recommend that you complete this content with 3 to 5 other people to dive deeply into the concepts and into relationships with others. If you choose to buy this course for yourself and 5 other people, choose the “Gift or buy for group” option, purchase 6 or more seats for this course, and then enter this coupon at checkout for a 10% discount! FMBYZQ56

Meet Your Instructors

Thrive Center

The Thrive Center for Human Development is a multidisciplinary research center established with a dual mission as both (1) an academic research center that teaches and mentors future scholars in the field of psychology, and (2) a non-profit organization that conducts and converts research about human thriving into applied resources. Our mission is to catalyze a movement of human thriving with and for others and for a greater purpose. 

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The FULLER Equip courses are designed with the goal of providing a comprehensive education in the study of Scripture and its practical applications to life, work, and the advancement of God's kingdom.

These courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of learners around the world, offering a global perspective on the study of Scripture and its relevance to everyday life.

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