Dr. Rand Michael
Dr Rand Michael, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is an ordained clergy person and a registered evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. His particular interest is science-and-spirituality, especially reading and speaking on spirituality and interpersonal neurobiology. For 26 years he was director of the couple, marriage, and family therapy master’s degree program of the Graduate School of Counseling, George Fox University. He has served as a seminary professor of pastoral care and counseling and as pastor in California, Colorado, and Kansas. Rand and his teams of Christian mental health professionals have provided service in over two dozen countries worldwide. A husband, father, and grandfather, he enjoys biking, photography, journaling, and hiking. He is available for speaking, teaching, counseling, training, and consulting.
SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS WITH DR. RAND MICHAEL
Spirituality 360: Why Spiritual Work by Nature is Slow Work
Understanding how God has created us as whole beings and that our spirituality is not separate from our bodies can provide a more liberating approach to ministry. Spiritual development and examples from the life of Jesus Himself are examined in light of interpersonal neuroscience. Application to various aspects of ministry is considered.
Jesus, Ministry, and E-Motion(s)
Emotion and cognition are integral to one another. Whether clergy or laity, all who minister—including Jesus Himself—experience a variety of thoughts and feelings. Consideration of the nature of emotions—including those of Jesus—can help us embrace our full affective range as we live and serve in His Name.
Science-and-Faithing: A Wholistic Approach to All of Creation
Rightly understood, science and faith are complements and partners, not antithetical competitors. When we “read deeply” the universe, life, and the Bible, we discover these sing together a harmonious anthem of praise.