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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!

Dr. Wayne A. Vanderwier


Our Vision Statement

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.

Our Mission

Overseas Instruction in Counseling exists to train pastors and Christian leaders to be Biblical counseling trainers in countries around  the world.


Our Training Programs

We accomplish our Mission Statement in three ways:

  1. Church Leadership Training Programs
  2. Graduate Academic Degree Programs
  3. Introduction to Biblical Counseling Seminars

Our Strategic Objective

Screen Shot 2016-08-08 at 6.20.50 PMOur 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 Fall ministry conducting Academic Training programs in Jordan, Russia and Ukraine, and Church Leadership Training Programs in France, Japan, Jordan, Russia, Uganda and Ukraine!
  • Praise the Lord for 180 participants in Module 1 of the Church Leadership Training Program in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • We praise our Lord for His provision for the most recent book in our ongoing Arabic translation project, The Pastor and Counseling and for the completion of the first ever biblical counseling book in the Thai language, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands!
  • We thank the Lord for faithful prayer warriors and financial supporters, each an important part of the OIC team.
  • Praise the Lord with us for the beginning of a new year in which we anticipate initiating the ministry of four new missionary families (bringing the total to 13 OIC representatives), opening many new fields, and hosting a Friendship Luncheon on April 7, 2018 in Merrillville, Indiana.
  • Please pray for our growing OIC missionary team.
  • Please pray for the preparation of new ministries in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Guatemala, 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.
  • Please pray with us that God will continue to initiate and strengthen our relationships with other missions organizations and theological schools that are working in locations around the world.

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.


In Ukraine:

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.

In Jordan:

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.

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