Equipped to Counsel

Course Description

Equipped to Counsel is an eight-month equipping course focused on the development of biblical counselors for God's glory and the benefit of His church. The course will cover both the theology and practice of gospel-centered counseling and address issues such as addictions, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Class Attendance

Course participants are expected to attend the weekly class periods. Since the classes will include didactic teaching, group discussions, and case studies, it's important for course participants to be present if they intend to master the material.

Counseling Practicum

During the second semester of training, course participants will be asked to counsel an individual, couple, or family of the participant’s choice for 12 weeks. The person counseled may be anyone from the course participant’s life (except for their own family) who is seeking counsel, including anyone the participant is counseling at this time. Counseling meetings may take place in the participant’s home, office, or other location.

Reading and Journal

Biblical counseling articles and supplemental reading assignments will accompany each chapter of the training. Course participants are asked to read the appropriate articles before each class in order to enhance student understanding of the material.