Training Biblical Counseling Trainers Around the World
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For the Glory of God
A Word From Our Executive Director
Welcome to the OIC Website! I invite you to browse around and get acquainted with what God is doing through this unique ministry. I think you will be excited to see all that is being accomplished by our team for His glory!
Is God Calling You to Train Biblical Counselors Overseas?
Plan to Attend the OIC Missionary Training Conference
October 4-6, 2017 – Wednesday, 6:00 pm through Friday, 9:00 pm
First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida
There Are Two Tracks: Track One: Potential Directors & Track Two: Experienced Directors
Who should attend?
Anyone who desires to do biblical counseling training in other nations with OIC …
Pastors; Pastoral staff members; Experienced biblical counselors and counseling trainers; Graduates of biblical counseling degree program (Spouses are encouraged to attend! We value married couples serving overseas together.)
What will you learn?
The history, vision, mission, values, and strategic objective of OIC.
How to create and develop ministry partnerships in other nations.
How to avoid common international biblical counseling training mistakes.
How to recruit and prepare associate teachers.
Lessons from experienced OIC Directors.
The basic elements of the support discovery process.
The structure and curriculum of the OIC Church Leadership Training program.
Cost? $75/person (designated “MTC 2017”) to OIC, PO Box 17566, Louisville, KY 40217
The OIC MTC will immediately follow the 2017 Annual Conference of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and is being held in the same location. The ACBC Conference Hotel is the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E Coastline Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32202. 800-459-7270. Other Nearby Hotels: Omni Jacksonville Hotel, 245 Water Street, (904) 355-6664; Hampton Inn, 1331 Prudential Drive, (904) 396-7770; DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Boulevard, (904) 398-8800.
Our vision is to glorify God through the spiritual strengthening of believers and churches around the world. The Apostle Paul is best known as a church planting missionary. But Paul didn’t just begin churches and leave them on their own. A vital part of his ministry was church strengthening, a ministry he accomplished both through personal visits (Acts 14:22; 15:41; 18:23) and through letters. Because developing – sometimes already mature – Christian ministries now exist in most places in the world, OIC is a church strengthening ministry. We exist to help the church provide biblical sufficiency-based soul care for believers that are struggling with the challenges of living in a fallen world among fallen people. Our training strengthens churches in their ministry of restoring broken believers to the grace of God.
Overseas Instruction in Counseling exists to train pastors and Christian leaders to be Biblical counseling trainers in countries around the world.
Our strategic objective is to assist in the initial creation and/or continuing development of national, culture-specific, biblical counseling certifying organizations.
The picture to the left is of the Filipino pastors and Christian leaders signing the legal documents establishing Biblical Soul Care Philippines.
Praise and Prayer Updates
Thank the Lord with us for a successful Summer ministry conducting Church Leadership Training programs in the Philippines, a creative access country in the Far East, Fiji, and Singapore!
Praise the Lord for 46 students in Cohort 1 of the MABC program in Iloilo, Philippines in cooperation with Doane Baptist Seminary.
Praise the Lord for 23 students in Cohort 4 of the MABC program in Kyiv, Ukraine in cooperation with Kyiv Theological Seminary.
We praise our Lord for His continued provision for the ministry of OIC!
We thank the Lord for faithful prayer warriors, each an important part of the OIC team.
Please pray for our growing OIC missionary team and the upcoming OIC Missionary Training Conference in October.
Please pray for the preparation of new ministries in Belize, the Caspian Region, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Singapore, and Thailand.
Please pray for wisdom as we work to complete our Church Leadership Training Manual for our country directors.
Please pray for good health and safe travels for our OIC missionaries, adjunct faculty, and associate teachers.
New MABC Classes to Begin!
In the Philippines:
We will begin the first set of classes for the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree program in Iloilo City, Iloilo on July 10, 2017. If you are interested in pursuing a MABC through Doane Baptist Seminary, Iloilo, Philippines, CLICK ON THIS LINK for more information.
We will begin classes for Cohort 4 of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree program in Kyiv, Ukraine on September 4, 2017. If you are interested in pursuing a MABC through Kyiv Theological Seminary, Kyiv, Ukraine, CLICK ON THIS LINK for more information.
We will begin classes in the Biblical Counseling concentration of the Master of Biblical Studies degree in Amman, Jordan on September 21, 2017. If you are interested in pursuing a MBS through the National Theological College and Graduate School, CLICK ON THIS LINK for more information.