Biblical Counseling: What it is?
(Defining a Biblical Sufficiency-Based Model of Personal Ministry and the Nature of Personal Spiritual Growth)
Introduction to Biblical Counseling – 3 credit hours
This course offers a general introduction to biblical sufficiency-based personal ministry. The biblical basis for biblical counseling will be examined, biblical counseling will be defined, and the goal of biblical counseling will be explained. Biblical counseling will be distinguished from both humanistic, psychologically-based systems and evangelical integrationist theories. The essential qualities of an effective soul care provider will be detailed.
Biblical Counseling in the Local Church – 3 credit hours
This course provides instruction on how to develop a local church corporate culture of personal discipleship, how to select and equip counselors in and for the local church, and how to establish a local church biblical counseling and training center.