The Counseling Process and Counseling Procedures – 3 credit hours This course provides an overview of a comprehensive, biblical, methodological model for promoting God-glorifying change in people. It also details specific procedural aspects of the ministry skill of biblical counseling.
Research Methods and Writing – 3 credit hours This course explains academic research methodology and the method for writing academic research papers in proper form and style.
Hermeneutics for Biblical Counseling – 3 credit hours This course provides advanced instruction on the principles of sound biblical interpretation and application.
Interested? A potential OIC missionary should approximate this profile: Graduate-level theological and/or counseling education ACBC or IABC certification Significant positive ministry experience A compelling style of presentation (i.e. an interesting teacher!)
Common Issues Addressed in Counseling: taught by Dr. Shamus Drake This course will address a variety of the challenges faced by Christians. These may include but not be limited to the following: the nature of Christian life, anger, fear, depression, homosexuality, anxiety, eating disorders, incest, child abuse, counseling youth, crisis counseling, the role of women in counseling and issues unique to women, and legal issues in counseling. It will also explore the common counseling problems and situations faced by the pastor and detail some possible pitfalls especially faced in today’s social environment.
The History and Analysis of Ministry Systems: taught by Dr. Don Roy This course reviews and critiques the theories and theoreticians of both humanistic and biblical worldview-based counseling.
The Dynamics of Biblical Change: Taught by Jerry Benge This course describes various views of personal spiritual growth and offers a biblical view of progressive sanctification. The concept of motivation is explored from a biblical perspective. A biblical view of self and evangelical perspectives concerning the issue of forgiveness are explained.