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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