Biblical Counseling Course - Apply Now!
About this Course
We are excited to announce the Citadel Square Lay Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Equipping/Training Course. This course is designed as an entry-level biblical counseling training and equipping ministry.
Through the course, participants can expect to learn basic methodology and fundamentals of biblical counseling, as well as biblical strategies for dealing with common difficulties, like anxiety, depression, marriage conflicts, and more. Both instructors are Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Certified Biblical Counselors.
Dr. Janie D. Wilson (Sister Janie) and Dr. Dallas H. Wilson, Jr. (Brother Dallas) are the instructors for this training/equipping biblical counseling course.
The course begins Sunday, September 13, 2020.
About the Ministry of Lay Biblical Counseling
Lay Biblical counseling is practical and effective. Through the ministry of biblical counseling, the counselee is equipped, trained, and counseled to achieve the goal of becoming spiritually mature.
For counseling to be biblical, it must be Bible-based, Christ-centered, and local church-oriented. Lay Biblical counseling is based on the premise that the Bible is God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and that it is totally sufficient for meeting all our needs (2 Peter 1:3-4).
The Bible teaches that our thoughts, motives, attitudes, words, and actions flow from the sinful selfishness of our hearts. Biblical counseling addresses the heart, using the wisdom and truth of Scripture as revealed in the Bible. Heart change brings about life change, but this occurs most effectively in an authentic Christian community, the local church.
Who Should Become a Lay Biblical Counselor?
The answer may surprise some, for it is our understanding from Scripture that all Christians are to counsel some of the time. This interpretation comes from passages such as Galatians 6:1.
The Biblical counselor is a Christian, a person of character, in the active pursuit of Christlikeness. A person filled with compassion, from a pure heart and a truthful desire to help those who are hurting, suffering, and struggling to become scripturally mature. The Lay Biblical counselor is one who desires to use the Great Commandment “through love” (Mathew 22:34-40) to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) “discipleship."
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