This graduate study program is designed for those who desire to enhance ministry or teach at a college level with a focus in the area of counseling. It requires 60 hours including Bible, Theology, Hermeneutics, Research Methods, and Counseling related courses. The courses are normally completed in five years but could be finished in three years by a Seminary graduate. Students are grouped into cohorts in a module format and will attend classes twice a year only. Two courses are offered for two weeks at the DBS facility every 2nd and 3rd weeks of the months of January and July. Students will do pre-session assignments, communicating with teachers and classmates through the internet. Post-session assignments will include practicum (practical Biblical Counseling experience). Practical assignments will introduce students to typical Biblical Counseling situations that they will face in ministry. This will help them to relate theoretical knowledge to practical ministry.
To train pastors and Christian leaders to skillfully use the Word of God in the ministry skill of personal counseling and discipleship (Gal. 6:1; 1 Thess. 5:14; Rom. 15:14).
To see godly Christian leaders apply the knowledge and skills gained to provide heart-focused soul-care in and through their own local churches, to assist other local churches in providing biblical sufficiency-based personal ministry, to create church-based centers of biblical counseling and training in the Philippines and other nations, and to assist in the continuing development of Soul Care Philippines.
Professors for the program will consist of academically-qualified and experienced visiting professors from outside the country.
Counseling Courses (39 units)
BC 501 Introduction to Biblical Counseling - 3 units
BC 502 The Dynamics of Biblical Change - 3 units
BC 508 Research Methods and Writing - 3 units
BC 507 Hermeneutics for Biblical Counselors - 3 units
BC 503 The Counseling Process and Counseling Procedures - units
BC 506 Biblical Counseling in the Local Church - 3 units
BC 504 A History and Analysis of Personal Ministry Systems - 3 units
BC 505 Marriage & Family Counseling - 3 units
BC 602 Biblical Counseling and Medical Issues - 3 units
BC 603 Common Issues Addressed in Biblical Counseling - 3 units
BC 604 Biblical Counseling and Theology - 3 units
BC 605 Counseling Practicum - 6 units
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