Similar to other biblically based counseling degrees, this emphasis consists of a study of the principles and aspects of biblical counseling, and is designed to prepare God’s people to meet counseling related needs wherever they exist with the sufficient and superior resources God provides. The course of study trains students to counsel people in the local church. It emphasizes the proper interpretation and specific application of Scripture in ministering to people.
Recognized by the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC.net), this emphasis in Biblical Counseling will teach you how to understand and apply God’s Word with skill, integrity, authority, and compassion. This Biblical Counseling program equips pastors, teachers, missionaries, elders, deacons, youth pastors, chaplains, college administrators, Christian business owners and employees, guidance counselors, and people who work with children’s homes, the elderly, rescue missions, homeless shelters, crisis pregnancy centers, and crisis hot lines.
At Calvary Chapel University, we believe the Holy Scripture is true and complete and should serve as the authoritative standard for the counseling of all soul problems. The effective Biblical Counseling Certificate prepares students from diverse backgrounds to provide practical, straight-forward counseling that is Christ-centered, salvation-centered, church-centered, Holy Spirit empowered and Bible-centered. The courses taken in the Certificate Program can be applied toward a Bachelor’s Degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students are equipped with an introduction to biblical principles, concepts and techniques for meeting the counseling needs wherever they exist, especially in the local church. Students know and understand fundamental principles of appropriate interpretation and application of Scripture in ministering to people.
This program would benefit students who would like to become pastors, youth leaders, and ministry leaders. The courses taken in the Certificate Program can be applied toward a Bachelor’s Degree.
|BC212||Theology of Counseling||3|
|BC213||Methods of Biblical Change||3|
|BC214||Marriage & Family Counseling||3|
|BC215||Issues in Christian Living||3|
|BC216||Psychology Contrasted with the Bible||3|
|BC217||Hermeneutics of Biblical Counseling||3|
|PRA350||Counseling Practicum I||3|