Biblical Counseling, Graduate Certificate

ADVANCED TRAINING FOR BIBLICAL COUNSELORS

A graduate certificate in Biblical Counseling will prepare you for a counseling ministry in your local church, on the mission field, at summer camps, in biblical counseling centers, classrooms, Christian camps—any place that people are looking for someone to help them apply God’s answers to life’s challenges. The recently revised and updated courses are taught by highly credentialed biblical counselors with years of counseling experience. The courses are essential in shaping your understanding of counseling and enable you to focus your preparation for specific counseling needs. 

You may have experienced the struggle involved in offering genuine help to confused or hurting people. How do you identify their real needs? How do you know your answers are truly biblical? Or how do you walk them down the path to healing and spiritual growth? These struggles are exactly why we offer the graduate certificate in Biblical Counseling. You may not have the time or desire right now to earn the full master’s degree, but you can still receive essential training in Biblical Counseling with this graduate certificate. 

Graduate Certificate Program (18 Credits)

Each student will be able to:

  • Apply the theological frameworkof progressive sanctification and sufficiency of Scripture as applied to specific biblical counseling problems and cases.
  • Employ a biblical methodology that facilitates change and growth in individuals to the glory of God.
  • Apply biblical solutions to multiple counseling situations ranging from anxiety to sexual abuse and trauma.
  • Apply biblical, ethical and legal responsibilities in the counseling context.
  • Critique integrationist counseling theories and methodologies from a biblical counseling perspective.

Class Options

  • RESIDENTIAL
  • LIVESTREAM
  • ONLINE
  • MODULE
  • EVENING FLEX

Residential courses extend over the Fall and Spring semesters with a break in the middle of each semester. To make these courses available for distance students, many classes are live-streamed. Because of these multiple class options, the graduate certificate is totally available from a distance and is designed to transfer flawlessly into the MA in Biblical Counseling as well as the Master of Divinity with a Biblical Counseling concentration. (Click icons for information.)

Residential, module, and evening flex classes are often live-streamed, making it possible for students to interact live with a classroom from virtually anywhere in the world. Because of these multiple class options, the graduate certificate is totally available from a distance and is designed to transfer flawlessly into the MA in Biblical Counseling as well as the Master of Divinity with a Biblical Counseling concentration.

Online courses allow the convenience of working in an asynchronous program, meaning that students do not typically meet at prescribed times; rather, most tasks take place on a week-by-week basis over the seven-week period. Because of these multiple class options, the graduate certificate is totally available from a distance and is designed to transfer flawlessly into the MA in Biblical Counseling as well as the Master of Divinity with a Biblical Counseling concentration.

Module weeks are offered during the Fall and Spring semesters and sometimes during the summer. Each module contains one week in residency, preceded and followed by six-weeks of distance course work. The one week in residency is often offered through live-stream as well. Because of these multiple class options, the graduate certificate is totally available from a distance and is designed to transfer flawlessly into the MA in Biblical Counseling as well as the Master of Divinity with a Biblical Counseling concentration.

Students with day jobs can take classes on Monday or Thursday evening. Five credits of class can be possible on both Monday and Thursday evenings, with two-credit classes meeting for one hour and three-credit classes meeting for two hours. Additionally, many of these classes are live-streamed. Because of these multiple class options, the graduate certificate is totally available from a distance and is designed to transfer flawlessly into the MA in Biblical Counseling as well as the Master of Divinity with a Biblical Counseling concentration.

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