Common Issues Addressed in Biblical Counseling – 3 credit hours 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.
SESSION TO BE HELD REMOTELY Counseling Laboratory – 3 credit hours This course helps students learn counseling skills through the use of role-play and peer evaluation.
SESSION TO BE HELD REMOTELY 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.
Hermeneutics for Biblical Counseling – 3 credit hours This course provides advanced instruction on the principles of sound biblical interpretation and application.
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.
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.