How to Make Big Decisions Wisely

How to Make Big Decisions Wisely

Taught by Alan Ehler

Facing a big decision? Trying to recover from a bad one? Need to make better decisions in the future? Your decisions dictate the story of your life. In the How to Make Big Decisions Wisely course, author Alan Ehler outlines a practical, biblically based model for making life-shaping choices.

Course Details

  • 12 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 3 hours of video

  • Beginner

  • How to Make Big Decisions Wisely

12 Month Access
$179.99 USD

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Course Description

Our decisions determine our lives. Invest in a company that goes bankrupt and you lose your life savings. Say the wrong thing in an interview and you miss the job of the lifetime. Make no decisions and you miss every opportunity. In today's rapidly changing world, the cost of poor decisions (and no decisions) is higher than ever.

In the How to Make Big Decisions Wisely course, author and scholar Alan Ehler lays out a clear approach to making big decisions based on the Bible and recent discoveries in neuroscience and decision science. He presents a simple, four-step process that can be followed to make any kind of decision, whether personal, professional, or relational.

Making big decisions can rewrite lives, careers, families, churches, and businesses. A lot is at stake. Learn how to choose well.

By completing this course, you’ll gain:

  • Insight into a clear approach to making any decision using a simple four-step process
  • Understanding of how decisions can be based on the timeless wisdom of the Bible and the apostle Paul
  • Practical information on cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience and decision science
  • Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Meet Your Instructors

Alan Ehler

DMin, George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Alan Ehler is a professor and dean of Barnett College of Ministry and Theology at Southeastern University. A former pastor and ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, he is a lifelong student of the science of decision-making.

Course Outline

  • The Challenge and Opportunity of Big Decisions

  • When Quick Decisions Are Best

  • How the Apostle Paul Decided

  • Our Story-Reading Glasses

  • Step 1: Read the Backstory

  • Step 2: Catch God’s Story


  • Step 3: Craft a New Story

  • Step 4: Tell the New Story

  • Shaping Your Own Story: Making Personal Decisions

  • Shaping Our Story: Making Organizational Decisions

  • Getting Stories Straight: Resolving Conflict

  • What’s Your Story?



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