Masters Degree in Christian Counseling

Code Name of Course
Credits
MG501 The 21st Century Church
3
MG502 Introduction to Apologetics
3
MG503 Ministry in the Market Place
3
MC501 Christian Psychology
3
MC502 The Functional Family
3
MC503 Mastering Pastoral Counseling
3
MT501 Thesis
18
Minimum of 6 Courses + 1 Thesis
36 Credits
 

Students wanting to enter the 36-credit Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling program must have completed a Bachelor Degree or an equivalent of 120 credit hours.

The Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling prepares students for advanced professional competence in a Christian community.

Upon the successful completion of the Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling, the students should be able to:

  • demonstrate competence in communicating the Word effectively in a variety of settings
  • exercise skill in managing conflict
  • identify best practices for individual and corporate spiritual growth and formation
  • develop leadership skills that serve the ministry needs of the local church in the twenty-first century
  • communicate God’s truth clearly, accurately, and convincingly
  • develop advanced skills in Biblical Studies and Christian counseling in preparation for significant senior leadership in the ministry
  • provide the educational foundation for further study in Christian Counseling.
  • help people realize personhood wholeness in every area of human life - spirit, mind, and body
  • formulate an integrative counseling approach, incorporating proven counseling techniques with a sound Biblical and theological understanding of the ministry of counseling
  • acquire a Biblical worldview by studying God's revelation in counseling
  • acquire an understanding of the various types of counseling toward the goal of Biblical integration within the framework of Christian principles and practice
  • provide Biblical guidance, sustenance, healing, and reconciliation to individuals, couples and families in either church or para-church settings
  • provide specialized training to augment persons already in ministry or to equip lay leaders
  • articulate the church’s Biblical mandate to care for persons
  • nurture healthy individuals and relationships
  • use research methods and resources in the discipline
  • formulate appropriate research questions

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