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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.

The Biblical Counseling Coalition exists 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 Ganschow, 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,and IABC 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.

 Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation exists to serve others. They are honored to help pastors, counselors, and leaders all over the world. Their mission is to restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the church by thinking biblically about the issues of living.

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 Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD) exists to serve churches, organizations and individuals who share a passion to see believers equipped to counsel one another through life’s struggles with the Word of God. We do this by offering training through our Care & Discipleship program, as well as offering events and free resources that are helpful to anyone interested in learning how to better help others.

One-Eighty Counseling & Education exists to strengthen the local church’s ability to provide biblical soul-care to its people by providing Scripture-based discipleship counseling training through seminars, counseling services and practical, life-changing resources.

Paul 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.

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.

Rick is an author, speaker, consultant, teacher, and podcaster. He has been encouraging and training Christians since 1997. His ministry’s mission is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for effective living. Today his organization reaches people globally through his cyber home.

Biblical Counseling Friendly College & Graduate Programs

Doane Baptist Seminary in partnership with Overseas Instruction in Counseling, offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree program. DBS is located on the island of Iloilo in the Philippines. The MABC program is designed for busy ministers, so a student will have to attend DBS only twice a year, in the Summer and Winter. Every session consists of two courses and is taught in English, for two weeks at the Doane Baptist Church, 35, 45 Bonifacio St, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City, Iloilo.

Students will do pre-session assignments, communicating with teachers and classmates through email. Post-session assignments will include practicum. This will help them to relate theoretical knowledge to practical ministry.
You may contact DBS by phone:+63 (033) 337 7133.
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. The MABC program is designed for busy ministers, so a student will have to attend KTS only twice a year, in the Fall and in the Spring. Every session consists of two courses and is taught in English and Russian, for two weeks at the KTS facility. Students will do pre-session assignments, communicating with teachers and classmates through Internet. Post-session assignments will include practicum. Practical assignments will introduce students to typical Biblical Counseling situations, which they will face in ministry.

Mid-America Theological Seminary’s biblical counseling program offers students fully accredited training in biblical counseling at every level. The BA, MA, and MDIV degrees may be earned both residentially through Mid-America or via their online degree program.

The 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.

Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s College & Advanced Studies in partnership with Overseas Instruction in Counseling, offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree program. PTS-CAS is located on the island of Luzon, in the city of Cavite, in the Philippines. The MABC program is designed for busy ministers, so a student will have to attend PTS only twice a year, in the Summer and Winter. Every session consists of two courses and is taught in English, for two weeks. Students will do pre-session assignments, communicating with teachers and classmates through email. Post-session assignments will include practicum. This will help them to relate theoretical knowledge to practical ministry.

Students at Southern are passionate about spreading the gospel in its full biblical integrity to every person and people group. Southern combines biblical training and ministry strategy to train students to develop a vision for the reaching lost and the tools they need fulfill that vision. The coursework in the Biblical Counseling concentration is available completely online, but counseling observations must be completed in Louisville.

The Master’s Academy International is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by training indigenous church leaders to be approved pastor-teachers, able to equip their churches to make biblically sound disciples.

The Master’s University  offers a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree. They offer on-campus traditional 15-week courses in the evenings for local students during the Fall and Spring semesters. Or you can complete a Distance-Hybrid option which consists of two weeks of required attendance for class on campus in July (two classes can be taken each week, with a maximum of four classes that can be taken each summer). In addition, online Fall/Spring classes for the Distance-Hybrid option require no attendance for class lectures, but students will watch pre-recorded lectures weekly and turn in assignments accordingly.

Word of Life is a nondenominational Bible Institute that offers intensive Bible training through one and two year programs around the world. As part of their curriculum, they provide a course in Biblical Counseling during each year of study.

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