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Graduate Certificate in Biblical Care and Counselling

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The Graduate Certificate in Biblical Care and Counselling applies theology practically in the lives of broken and hurting people. This certificate is designed to:

  • Equip God’s people to minister to one another through biblical counsel.
  • Encourage students to grow in Christ-like character as God’s people relate with one another.
  • Encourage students to grow in practical experience dealing with difficult and challenging problems.
  • Encourage students in the role of the Holy Spirit, who is our great Counsellor.

This graduate certificate will be of special interest to active church leaders looking to provide wisdom, care, hope, and love, trusting God’s Word by His Spirit. The five courses are designed to be sufficient and relevant, equipping you to encourage deep, meaningful, and lasting change.

Five Course Curriculum

1. Practical Principles of Biblical Counselling

A look at how to practically walk with people as they share their hurts and brokenness.

2. Theological Foundations for Biblical Counselling

An examination of the foundations of a Christ-centred, Biblical theology which shape and build a structure of biblical counselling within the church and encourage biblical qualities of a counsellor.

3. Typical Problems in Biblical Counselling

Topics include addictions, worry, fear, anxiety, doubt, grief suffering, and depression.

4. Marriage and Family Counselling

A study of practical and theological responses to problems faced in marriage and family.

5. Biblical Counselling Practicum (in-class)

The student will grow in counselling self-awareness within the context of both understanding and practicing the process of biblical counselling.

Class Delivery:

Each course will be comprised of four days per semester in class divided into two-day sessions (Friday 1pm-8pm and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm).

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Graduate Certificate of Biblical Care & Counselling must be 28 years of age or over. A bachelor’s degree is not required for entrance to this Certificate. If any applicant has had previous post-secondary education, official transcripts will be required in the application process.
Applicants under 28 must have a bachelor’s degree to apply to the Graduate Certificate of Biblical Care & Counselling.

Program Benefits

This certificate is intended to enhance a degree program and/or provide additional training to those working in a ministry field by equipping the student for church ministries such as men’s and women’s groups; young adults, young peoples and children ministry; care teams or senior ministries.

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