We at the Christian Counseling and Training Center (CCTC) believe God's Word has relevant answers to the issues we face in daily living.
We study the character of God, His holiness, His grace, and God's purpose for life. As we examine our intimate relationships, we look at the emotions of anger, fear, and guilt within the context of the Biblical concept of love. We evaluate actions and the motives behind those actions and explore how change takes place.
We offer two levels of courses:
The Discipleship Training Classes help you develop a clearer Biblical world view and better understanding of your place in God's kingdom.
The Biblical Ministries Training Program involves a two year program of further study and a mentoring process that applies the principles taught in the first level.
101 Biblical Problem Solving
An intense "self-examination" experience in which one examines such issues as the source
of problems, self esteem, trials, love, anger, fear and change.
102 Building Biblical Relationships
We live in a culture that teaches us a great deal about prosperity, success, and the need
to understand ourselves but has little to say about building and maintaining decent, life-giving
relations. This course offers valuable insight into what God says about relating to the people
around us and covers topics such as singleness, the roles of husbands and wives, forgiveness and
103 The Study of Scripture for Life
How do I understand Scripture that I might Biblically work through my own difficulties as well
as be an encouragement to others? Scripture for Life addresses these issues and teaches principles
of inductive Bible study while using a workshop approach.
201 Study of Scripture for Ministry
This course focuses on the application of Biblical concepts to counseling situations. Lecture,
discussion, and weekly workshop sessions provide practical, understandable ways to interpret and
apply Scripture. This course is only offered in the Fall quarter.
202 Framework for Biblical Ministry I
This course provides a Biblical framework with which to make connections between Biblical truth
and issues such as: the nature of our call to counsel one another as Christians, the relationship
between emotional problems and spiritual problems, the experience of a true change of heart, the
counseling of non-believers, and the presentation of the Gospel in the context of a counseling
relationship. This course is only offered in the Winter quarter.
203 Framework for Biblical Ministry II
Building on concepts learned in Framework 1, and teaching the students how to use them in
counseling. A case study approach in which the student reviews Biblical Problem Solving and analyzes
a set of BPS homework papers. This approach emphasizes the development of analytical skills in
understanding problems and the application of Biblical principles to solve those problems. The
student is required to continue to learn appropriate Scriptures for counseling. This course is
only offered in the Spring quarter.
301 Methodology for Biblical Counseling I
We may know what many of the concepts of Biblical counseling are but struggle as to the practical
application of these concepts. Methodology for Biblical Counseling I provides a broad methodological
process for counseling. One purpose of this course is to show the student how to plan and manage a
counseling case. Topics covered to teach the student to lead a counseling case include planning and
execution of each successive session as it moves toward completion. Lecture, group discussion and
case studies are the approaches used. The student is expected to take part in all discussions.
302 Methodology for Biblical Counseling II
Building upon principles and process taught in MBC I, students learn how to apply these concepts
within specific areas of counseling. The student is taught how to begin a case through an assessment,
how to plan and direct the sessions week to week, and how to complete the case. Special types of
counseling issues are discussed in this course such as depression, anger, suicide, substance abuse,
psychosis, etc. Lecture, group discussion and case studies are the approaches used. The student is
expected to take part in all discussions.
303 Methodology for Marriage Counseling
This course offers specific direction on how to counsel married couples. Each session provides
tools and illustrations to provide help for each marriage partner to walk closer with God and thereby
grow into becoming God's representative in their marriage relationship. Biblical counseling models
are introduced and illustrated through various counseling case studies. This course addresses "idols
of the heart" and the motivation behind developing six relational skills. Homework consists of
studying Scripture, application exercises, and reading chapters in the text to prepare for group
discussion. Lecture, group discussion and counseling case studies using the information presented
are the approaches used.