Kyiv Theological Seminary's MABC Cohort 4 graduation ceremony and celebration.
Biblical Counseling and Theology – 3 credit hours This course offers a consideration of the theological issues that form the basis of a biblical approach to personal ministry. It will consider the theological, anthropological, and soteriological presuppositions of treatment theory and seek to bring a thoroughly biblical critique to their foundational assumptions and methodology.
Common Issues Addressed in Counseling: 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 This course reviews and critiques the theories and theoreticians of both humanistic and biblical worldview-based counseling.
Marriage & Family Counseling (3 credit hrs) This course will consider such issues as dating/courtship, marriage proposals, functions of a family, premarital counseling, marital roles, communication, financial counseling, counseling victims of spousal abuse, rebuilding a marriage after an adulterous affair, dealing with sexual problems, and parent/child relationships.
Biblical Counseling and the Local Church (3 credit hrs) 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.
Biblical Counseling and Medical Issues (3 credit hrs) This course is a survey of the physical and physiological factors that influence areas in a person’s life that may be of importance when counseling that person.
Biblical Counseling Process and Procedures (3 credit hrs) 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.