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.
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.
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.
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.