Online Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Counseling

The power of Biblical counseling can be summed up in seven words: "The unfolding of Your words gives light" (Psalm 119:130).  As never before in human history, our world needs light - the light of eternal truth.

 

Biblical counselors are trained to present the eternal truth of God's Word to individuals and families who are seeking to move past the false, shallow, and worthless advice of secular humanism.  Countless lives are being ruined by the wages of sin (Romans 6:23), and countless individuals are desperately seeking truth.

 

Jesus said of the Word of His Heavenly Father, "Thy Word is truth" (John 17:17).  He also said, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28).  So many in our broken culture need rest - a rest that can only be found in Christ.

 

Properly trained Biblical counselors are prepared to lead the broken to the truth, and in that truth experience life as God created us to live.

The M.A. in Biblical Counseling:

  • Is self-paced;
  • Not structured in semesters, quarters or terms;
  • Can be completed 100% off-campus;
  • Uses email and easy file transfers to send coursework;
  • Also integrates voluntary small group learning options;
  • Is designed to allow the student to begin at any time of the year.

Designed for:  individuals who desire advanced training in the ministry of Biblical counseling.  The broader issues related to Biblical counseling form the core curriculum of this program.

Ministry Training for:
Biblical Counselors
Resource Chaplains
Pastors
Pastoral Staff

 

 

Program Curriculum (see course descriptions below):

Orientation OR-MA
Advanced Biblical Directionism Counseling I BD-501

Advanced Counseling Theology I AT-501
Advanced Essentials in Biblical Counseling I AE-501

Focus in Biblical Counseling I FB-501
Advanced Marriage & Family Counseling I MF-501

Crisis Counseling CC-501
Counseling and the Finished Work of Christ CF-501
Counseling from James CJ-501
Biblical Approach to Substance Abuse SU-501
Practicum  CP-1520
Bible Mastery BM-501
TOTAL CREDITS

2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
10
42

 

Biblical counseling courses and degrees approved by:
The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
The International Association of Biblical Counselors

Course Descriptions

 

Orientation OR-MA

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.

 

Advanced Biblical Directionism Counseling I BD-501
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 functioning system for using the Bible as a counseling model.

 

Advanced Counseling Theology I AT-501
The purpose of this course is to present to the more advanced student to the broader scope of topics in the discipline of Systematic Theology and the relevance of these topics to the work of biblical counseling.

 

Advanced Essentials in Biblical Counseling I AE-501
This course will introduce the student to the broader aspects of multidimensional biblical (nouthetic) counseling.  The student will have the opportunity to recognize, identify and recite these concepts.

 

Focus in Biblical Counseling I FB-501
The purpose of this course is to help the student apply the more advanced truths of Matthew 7:5 by understanding  the eternal truths upon which Biblical Counseling rests so that they are better equipped to take these truths to others; 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.

 

Advanced Marriage and Family Counseling II MF-501
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.

 

Crisis Counseling CC-501
The purpose of this course is to instruct the student in the recognition and management of crisis situations in the lives of people they seek to help.

 

Counseling and the Finished Work of Christ CF-501
This course will present to the student a biblical approach to counseling which must include the most central themes of salvation so that the student will acquire the basic knowledge of the biblical concepts needed to understand the application of the work of Christ and its impact on life and relationships and how it frees man from guilt and sets him free to love God and others and fulfill God’s calling on his life. 

 

Counseling from James CJ-501
This course will introduce and expose students to the issues of counseling addressed in the Epistle of James from a biblical perspective so that they acquire a basic understanding of how the New Testament writer addresses the issues confronting the contemporary Christian.

 

Biblical Approach to Substance Abuse SU-501
This course, taught by a leading Pharmacologist, will cover the basics of substance abuse from a Biblical position, and introduce the student to Biblical counseling methods for dealing with this all to common addiction of our day.

 

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.

 

Bible Mastery BM-501
This course will provide the master’s level student with an opportunity to demonstrate a personal comprehension of the Bible as a continuum from the creation of the current heavens and earth to its recreation in perfection and righteousness.

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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