Counseling Training Program
We TRAIN, CERTIFY, and offer INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS in Biblical Counseling
Our mission is to raise up and equip God's people who have a calling and desire to counsel God's hurting people through our Biblical Counseling Program. This program is available for those seeking to intern and upon certification wish to serve as Biblical Counselors at The Balm of Gilead - the Counseling and Resource Center Ministry of The Living Word Church, or anyone who has a calling and desires to be equipped to minister to the body of Christ.
The guiding foundation for the Living Word Church Biblical Counseling Programs are that the Holy Scriptures are the written, inspired Word of the Living God and are sufficient for the counseling task and superior to anything the world can offer. Our position is based on the following passages (among others) of Scripture:
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work”
-2 Timothy 3:16-17
“…His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue” -2 Peter 1:3
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever
The judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether
We believe that counseling is a ministry of God’s Word, a type of individualized discipleship, which facilitates the process of sanctification, purification and strengthening of the Body of Christ. We are committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and believe that counseling is in vain, unless it is founded upon and directed by the Word of God. We believe the Word is the only infallible source for counseling theories, practices and models. Our perspective is that the secular establishment does not have the essential foundation for constructing a Christian counseling model or for providing an effective cure for the body, soul, mind and spirit. Our primary goal is to educate based on the infallible Word and gain practical biblical wisdom under Sovereign guidance of the Holy Spirit.
All our certificate programs are designed to equip both men and women of God to become wise, merciful counselors, thoroughly and completely equipped to minister both God’s grace and truth. Ultimately, to equip the Body of Christ to lead others to the same freedom He so freely bestowed on us. The purpose of these courses is to prepare students for mission engagement and discipleship to exhort the Body of Christ.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH YOUR CERTIFICATION?
As a Board Certified Biblical Counselor you will be equipped in the area of ministry, and qualify to:
Next Training Class Begins In October
To be considered for our counseling training program please fill out the form below.