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Leading Short-Term International Biblical Counseling Training Programs

Biblical Counseling around the World: Leading Short-Term International Biblical Counseling Training Programs – without Leaving Your Ministry! “Let the peoples praise you, O God; Let all the peoples [...]

Witnessing the Birth of a National Biblical Counseling Organization

Dr. Wayne A Vanderwier     Published April 1, 2016 The date? February 2, 2016 The place? Higher Rock Christian Church, Quezon City (Metro Manila), Philippines The event? The organizational meeting for a new national [...]

5 Practical Steps for Cross-Cultural Equipping: An Appeal for Curriculum Flexibility in Overseas Training

Dr. Wayne A Vanderwier    Published July 9, 2015 American ethnocentricity can have devastating consequences. To be clear, I’m an American. And I’m grateful for the blessings God has made available to me as an [...]

Biblical Counseling Resources

Below are links to other Biblical Counseling ministries that provide training, resources and international theological education.


For nearly 40 years, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly known as the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors) has been certifying biblical counselors to ensure doctrinal integrity and to promote excellence in biblical counseling.


One of the distinctives of the International Association of Biblical Counselors is their International Ministries.  To date, IABC has had the privilege of ministering in Romania, Uganda, Brazil, and other countries throughout the world.  In addition to the training conferences we’ve offered, IABC has Certified Biblical Counselors and/or IABC Members in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, and Namibia.  IABC is also reaching into the Amish communities through Biblical Counseling training.

The Biblical Counseling Coalition exisbccPrintLogots to multiply the ministry of the biblical counseling movement by strengthening churches, para-church organizations, and educational institutions through promoting unity and excellence in biblical counseling. Their mission is to foster collaborative relationships and to provide robust, relevant biblical resources that equip the Body of Christ to change lives with Christ’s changeless truth through the personal ministry of the Word.

Julie GScreen Shot 2016-08-17 at 10.31.37 PManschow, the main contributor of this blog, has been involved in Biblical Counseling and Discipleship for more than 20 years. She is passionate about the critical need for heart change in a person who desires change in their life. Julie is the founder and Director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center (ACBC, IABC, AABC Certified Training Center) and Biblical Counseling for Women. She has been writing this blog on counseling issues women face since 2008. In January 2016 the BC4Women blog expanded to include other women’s voices from the Biblical Counseling community.

logo-1Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 16 books on Christian living, produce 14 teaching series and travel around the world speaking at events. Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people experience in this broken world.

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Most Christians care deeply but struggle to speak the truth in love. RPM Ministries exists to equip pastors, lay people, educators, students, and biblical counselors to change lives with Christ’s changeless truth through Christ-centered, church-based, comprehensive, compassionate, and culturally-informed biblical counseling.


The American Academy of Biblical Counselors is an accountability, advocacy, certification, and training association committed to the sufficiency of Scripture as a counseling model. They believe God’s Way is found in God’s Word.


Kyiv Theological Seminary offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree in partnership with Overseas Instruction in Counseling. Kyiv Theological Seminary is located in Kyiv, Ukraine.

urlThe National Theological College and Graduate School, headquartered in Lexington, North Carolina, offers a Master of Biblical Studies with a concentration in Biblical Counseling in partnership with Overseas Instruction in Counseling in various countries in the Middle East.

logoWord of Life is a nondenominational Christian organization creating faith-defining experiences that give students and families the chance to encounter God and grow in their spiritual walks. Through high-energy camping ministries, in-depth biblical training, local church ministries, and international missions, Word of Life shares the message of salvation with those who have never heard and helps believers grow in their faith.

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