Faith Biblical Counseling Training 2017-2018

ORIENTATION FOR ALL CLASSES, SATURDAY AUGUST 26TH 9AM – 11AM


To Register:

Download the registration form and mail with registration fee to:
Faith Bible Church
Attention: Fran Birch, Counseling Center
4907 Hwy 34 East
Sharpsburg, GA 30277


The Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling TrainingCourse Covers:
Basics of Biblical Counseling, Key Elements in Biblical Counseling, Critical Reflection on Various Theories of Counseling, Husband and Wife Relationships, Parent and Child Relationships, Frequent issues in Counseling, and Medical Issues in Counseling. During the last portion of the course, some case studies will be considered, and the process of certification through ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) will be discussed.

Schedule:
The class meets from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on two Saturdays each month (every other week) beginning in September 2017 and ending in December 2017.  The last class, on December 2, will be 6 hours in order to fulfill the 30 hour requirement of ACBC for an introductory course track. The schedule is as follows:

  • September 9 and 23
  • October 7 and 21
  • November 4 and 18
  • December 2

Textbooks:
Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically edited by John MacArthur and Wayne Mack. Textbook cost is approximately $25. Additional free counseling resources will be presented in the form of articles, handouts, etc. throughout the 7 classes. Books and booklets will also be recommended for the student’s optional purchase.

This course provides most of the basic instruction for completing certification examinations with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

Teachers:
David Birch, Jim Lee, and Martha Peace

Registration:
Single……….$150.00 ($75 for member)
Couple………$250.00 ($125 for member couple)


Counseling Damsels in Distress

Course Covers:
The five class include lectures and case studies on topics such as hurt feelings, manipulation, idolatrous emotional attachments, etc. The class will include lectures and some case studies.

Schedule:
The class meets from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on the following Saturdays each month beginning in September 2017 and ending in November 2017:

Textbooks: Damsels in Distress by Martha Peace (P&R Publishers)

Teacher:
Martha Peace

Registration:
Single……….$75


Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Principles and Insights from the
Pilgrim’s Progress

Course Covers:
This course will be using the classic, The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan to learn principles on issues we all face in the Christian life. This course will provide rich theological and counseling insights to help you counsel and disciple others in the “journey to the Celestial City”.

Schedule:
The class meets the second Saturday of each month September 16th 2017 through May 14th 2018.

First Semester: We will be using Dr. Wayne Mack’s new book, Christian Life Issues, a commentary on Cheryl  Ford’s faithful modern translations which uses a chapter format of The Pilgrim’s Progress. Volume 1 is The Beginning of the Journey, chapters 1-5. The appendices of the book provide excellent, in-depth biblical resources for helping others. Classes will depend on the student reading the assignments and engaging in a lively discussion on the lessons learned.

Second Semester: We will use Volume 2 of Dr. Wayne Mack’s excellent book, Christian Life Issues. This will cover chapters 6-17 of Cheryl  Ford’s rendition of The Pilgrim’s Progress.

Textbooks:
Christian Life Issues, a commentary on Cheryl V. Ford’s faithful modern translations which uses a chapter format of The Pilgrim’s Progress, Dr. Wayne Mack.

Teacher:
David Birch, MRE, MABC, Director of Faith Biblical Counseling Center and ACBC Fellow Candidate

Prerequisite:
There are no requirements, but those interested in biblical counseling as a ministry in their church should take Introduction to Biblical Counseling and Advanced One courses.

Registration:
Single……….$75.00
Couple………$125.00


The Theology of Biblical Counseling (2018)

Course Description:
This year (2018), Faith Counseling Center will be offering a course on biblical theology and its critical role in solid, faithful, and effective biblical counseling. Our study will focus on the Bible and Dr. Heath Lambert’s “Introduction to the Theology of Biblical Counseling.” We will also cover in detail the process of preparation for taking the ACBC certification examination.

Teachers:
David Birch, Jim Lee, and Martha Peace

Registration:
Single……….$150.00 ($75 for member)
Couple………$250.00 ($125 for member couple)


To Register:

Download the registration form and mail with registration fee to Faith Bible Church; Counseling Center; 4907 Hwy 34 East; Sharpsburg, Ga 30277; Attention: Fran Birch.

Faith Biblical Counseling Center is a ministry of Faith Bible Church, Sharpsburg, Georgia. For more information and registration please contact us.