The B.A. in Biblical Counseling:
Final Year Required Core Curriculum (see course descriptions below):
We offer all four years if needed.
* If already taken at an approved institution, may be substituted for an elective.
individuals who desire basic training in the ministry of Biblical counseling. The foundational issues related to Biblical counseling form the core curriculum of this program.
Ministry Training for:
Biblical counseling courses and degrees approved by:
The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
The International Association of Biblical Counselors
The purpose of this course is to help ensure that the student will begin his or her study program at Master’s with the basic information needed to move successfully toward graduation. For this reason, this course is mandatory of all new students.
Biblical Basis for Counseling BD-401
The purpose of this course is to increase the student’s appreciation for the Bible as an adequate handbook for the human mind, and to supply the student with a foundational system for using the Bible as a counseling model.
Comparative Analysis II CA-401
To encourage the student to complete a comparative and critical analysis of the foundational premises of humanistic psychology as contrasted against an analysis of the human person from a biblical perspective.
Old Testament OT-401
This course is intended to provide the student a general understanding of the Old Testament; to provide a general understanding of the purpose and theme of each of those books; and to establish a wider doctrinal comprehension of the Old Testament.
Readings in Biblical Counseling III CR-401
The purpose of this course is to introduce and expose students to the additional insights and developments in the practice of Biblical counseling so as to better prepare the student to more competently and biblically counsel the people of God.
New Testament NT-401
The purpose of this course is to present and expose the student to the study of the New Testament as a whole; to enable the student to recognize and interpret individual characters, the purpose and theme of each New Testament book and the relation of the Old Testament to the New Testament; to apply that knowledge in the student’s ministry and to lead the student to examine carefully the various interpretive options in New Testament studies.
Readings in Biblical Counseling IV CR-402
This course allows the professor to assign specific readings intended to broaden and strengthen the student in the area of the study of Biblical Counseling.
Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling II FB-401
The purpose of this course is to expand the student’s understanding of the fundamentals of multidimensional biblical (nouthetic) counseling. The student will have the opportunity to recognize, identify and recite these concepts.
Introduction to Counseling Theology II CT-401
To broaden the student’s understanding concerning the wide range of topics in the discipline of Systematic Theology and the relevance of these topics to the work of Biblical counseling.
Marriage and Family Counseling II MF-401
The purpose of this course is to further expose the student to a biblical approach to Marriage and Family counseling so that the student will acquire the basic knowledge of the biblical conceptions of family roles and interpersonal relationships, and be able to trace the importance of these data and interpret them in terms of the counseling process.
Topics in Biblical Counseling II TC-401
The purpose of this course it to build a practical foundation for the students to enable them to identify those issues in themselves which are germane to the work they do with others; to give the student an opportunity to experience, first hand, the process of growth that future counselees will need to experience for their own growth; to build an appreciation for a disciplined approach to the sanctification process; to allow the student to experience the application of the Word of God to specific problems.
Counseling Practicum CP-1520
This course will serve as the counseling program capstone for the student who has completed all of the other academic requirements for the Biblical Counseling degree program.
Elective courses may be selected from
SPECIAL NOTE: If you live in the St. Louis Metro area, we encourage you to consider the evening class program offered at Gateway Biblical Counseling and Training Center. Gateway is an educational partner with Master's. Click HERE for more information.
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