Biblical Counseling Friendly Schools

Below are links to Bible Institutes, Christian Colleges, and Theological Seminaries that provide training, resources and/or international theological education in Biblical Counseling.

Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary of Springfield, Missouri offers both under graduate and graduate degrees in Biblical Counseling. The Master of Arts Biblical Counseling (MABC) is a 60-hour degree intended for students who will counsel as a primary responsibility of ministry in the local church, chaplaincy, college campus, high school, grade school, counseling ministry or other Christian ministries. This degree is also intended for students who will counsel as a supporting responsibility of ministry in the local church, the home or secular environment.

Birmingham Theological Seminary is located in Birmingham, Alabama. Their Master of Arts degrees are designed to provide a full, comprehensive academic and ministry-oriented program that intellectually and spiritually benefit the student, both personally and professionally. The programs are generally oriented around two axes: ministry in the church (Pastoral Leadership, Christian Education, Biblical Counseling, and Worship Ministry) or ministry outside the church (MA in Public Theology [Apologetics, Missions, and Evangelism]). Original language study can be added to any of these degrees.

The Master of Arts Program at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Minnesota, could be the solution for which you are looking. With two tracks, one in Biblical Counseling and one in Theology, it is customizable, so that you can prepare for the ministry God has given you. The Master of Arts is a great start. You will begin obtaining the tools you need to make use of the power of the Word of God.

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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