This course consists of two semesters: Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-June).

Pre-requisites: Bachelor in Biblical Studies or beyond

Graduation Requirement: A 5,000 word thesis. All work completed satisfactorily; all tuition, books and fees paid.

Graduates of Midwest Bible College will be called upon to provide counsel to people facing life challenges. Biblical counsel is of utmost importance. Students will learn an effective and biblical way of counseling those who need help. This certificate does not lead to becoming a state licensed counselor but does prepare the student for providing sound biblical answers to the challenges the counselee faces.

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Course Number Credits Description
CBC-310 3 STUDY PROGRAM LAYOUT AND BASIS FOR COUNSELING. An introduction to requirements for completing the Biblical Counseling Certificate study program.
CBC-311 6 BIBLICAL COUNSELING MODEL. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 the apostle Paul gives a detailed model for Christian living and discipleship.
CBC-312 6 BIBLICAL COUNSELING TECHNIQUES. Student will add to the skills that were learned in the Biblical Counseling Model.
CBC-313 2 BIBLICAL COUNSELING IN A SECULAR WORLD. This course will help the biblical counselor learn how to deal biblically with many life challenges.
CBC-314 4 BIBLICAL COUNSELING RESOURCES AND BIBLE. The student will learn about various counseling resources and effectively using the Bible in counseling.
CBC-315 2 TWO SIDES OF COUNSELING.
CBC-316 4 IS ALL TRUTH GOD’S TRUTH? / BIBLICAL COUNSELING AND DEPRESSION.
CBC-317 6 BIBLICAL COUNSELING IN THE LOCAL CHURCH / BIBLICAL COUNSELING AND FAMILY ISSUES. How biblical counseling fits into the ministry of the student’s own local church. Developing a plan for introducing biblical counseling into the local church. Family Challenges.
CBC-318 10 BIBLICAL COUNSELING CASE STUDIES. Students will use what they have learned to develop a counseling approach. These cases are all similar to what the student will face in the counseling room.
ADDITIONAL TOPICS COVERED. Discipleship, Disputes, Correct Thinking, Fruit of the Spirit, the Armor of God.
CBC-319 15 COUNSELING THESIS. 5,000 word thesis on an approved counseling topic.
CBC-320 4 TWO ASSIGNED BOOK REPORTS.

“Biblical Counseling is unique in two ways in that it focuses on lasting heart change in the life of the counselee through the application of biblical principles in the life and in that it is based upon disciple-making like Jesus commanded in Matthew 28:19-20.” -Dr. Don Robins