PTS-CAS Cohort 1: Marriage and Family Counseling

Marriage & Family Counseling – 3 credit hours 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.

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PTS-CAS Cohort 1: Biblical Counseling and the Local Church

Biblical Counseling in the Local Church – 3 credit hours 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.

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PTS MABC Cohort 1: The Dynamics of Biblical Change

The Dynamics of Biblical Change (3 credit hours) 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.

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PTS MABC Cohort 1: Introduction to Biblical Counseling

Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3 credit hours) This course offers a general introduction to biblical sufficiency-based personal ministry. The biblical basis for biblical counseling will be examined, biblical counseling will be defined, and the goal of biblical counseling will be explained. Biblical counseling will be distinguished from both humanistic, psychologically-based systems and evangelical integrationist theories. The essential qualities of an effective soul care provider will be detailed.

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