Advanced Discipleship

We 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 purpose for life. As we examine 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.

This advanced program is a one year program designed to point students in the direction of a caring God who always shows us more grace and mercy than we deserve.  The student will gain a Biblical world view and a better understanding of his/her relationship and place in God's kingdom well as a better understanding of why we "do what we don't wish to do". Students will learn the dynamics of problems and Biblical responses to those issues.

There are three courses in this program: Biblical Problem Solving, Building Biblical Relationships, and Student of Scripture for Life. The CCTC courses include lecture, syllabus, a supplement book, and assignments submitted weekly to assigned Grader/Mentor. Click the course to get a further description of the course.


Traditionally courses have been held each quarter Mondays 7pm at Third Church, 600 Forest Av., Henrico, VA and Thursdays 1:00 pm Second Baptist Church, 9614 River Rd., Henrico, VA. Starting Spring 2020 class meetings are held via video conference, students review a lecture prior to class and complete assignments sent to a Mentor. Note: students can choose to work online, independently.  Periodically courses have been held at churches throughout the Richmond Metro area, if you would like a course offered to your Bible study group contact us at 804-358-1343 or See the Semester ScheduleGo to our courses page to register! 


Biblical Counseling Ministry Training


An advanced training program for the development of Biblical counseling skills, designed to teach the principles and skills of biblical encouragement. This instruction focuses on the application of biblical principles to the personal and interpersonal problems* which people face in the course of daily living.

To start the Biblical Counseling two years of study and mentoring process, you must successfully complete the prerequisite Discipleship Program, this program applies the principles taught in the first year courses (101-103). Upon successful completion of the Biblical Counseling Courses, 200 and 300 series, you receive a CCTC Graduation Certificate. There is an additional year of experience and training offered in our Biblical Counseling Internship.


201 Study of Scripture for Ministry


202 Framework for Biblical Ministry I 

203 Framework for Biblical Ministry II 

204 Summer Practicum

301 Methodology for Biblical Counseling I 

302 Methodology for Biblical Counseling II

303 Methodology for Marriage Counseling

304 Summer Practicum

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We have a program sheet with further details and complete costs of the program, request a copy.

See Seminars for finding help on Life's Issues.