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Biblical Problem Solving - course introduction

Eight weeks of finding help for living - start today!

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Christian Counseling & Training Center, Inc. (CCTC) offers three training programs, Discipleship (DTP), Biblical Life Skills (BLST), and a Biblical Counselor Certification (BCC), details at Training Programs page.

Each course is eight weeks and include: lecture, course syllabus with outlines and and assignments, each student is assigned a Grader.

CCTC offers interactive classroom training on a semester basis* and Independent study, start on your schedule and work on your pace though we recommend working in a 8 week segment for getting the most from the course. See Student Testimonies here. Classes are currently held at the CCTC Office and Second Baptist Church, 9614 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23229. CCTC can instruct and lead your small group onsite or through video lecture and course syllabus, contact us!

*Semester start dates:

2023: Jan. 23 Winter, April 3rd Spring, June 26th Summer, Sep. 25 Fall.

2024: Jan. 22 Winter, April 1st Spring, June 10th Summer, Sep. 23rd Fall.

*Please register one week prior to semester start!

Review course descriptions and options below. To register and make payment online, click on course name. add to chart and checkout. Other payment options: U.S. mail or Zella money transfer, specify email address

Tuition: First year courses $79, Second year $130, and Third year: $180.

Discipleship Training Program (DTP) courses and Schedule:

101 Biblical Problem Solving (BPS)

How deep are you willing to go? Gain a clearer Biblical worldview, a better understanding of your relationship and place in God's kingdom. This course is an intense “self-examination” experience in which one examines such issues as the source of problems, self-esteem, trials, love, anger, fear and change.  Students grow in his/her faith - 2 Peter 1:3, apply God’s word to everyday life situations - 2 Tim 3:16-17, and have tools for helping others - Galatians 6:2. 

101A BPS Mondays 7pm, interactive classroom instruction

101A BPS Mondays 7pm couples

101B BPS Wednesdays 1:30pm, interactive classroom instruction

101O BPS, independent study, start today!

101R BPS, repeat the course 

101 BPS Lectures, on usb drive

102 Building Biblical Relationships (BBR)

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 tough love.

102A BBR Monday 7pm, interactive classroom instruction

102A BBR Monday 7pm couples

102O BBR, independent study, start today!

102 BBR Lectures, on usb drive

103 The Study of Scripture for Life (SSL)

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.

103A SSL classroom & onlineSpring 2023 course starts Monday 4/3 7pm, taught by Roy Smith. 

103O SSL, independent study


Biblical Life Skills Program (BLST) courses:

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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 offered each 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 offered each winter quarter.

203 Framework for Biblical Ministry II – This course builds on concepts learned in Framework 1, and teaches the students how to use them in counseling. A case study approach is used 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 learn Scriptures for counseling and complete homework assignments . This course is offered in the spring quarter.

204 Practicum -- Introduces students to grading by using a set of Practice Papers under the supervision of a qualified counselor/supervisor.  

301 Methodology for Biblical Counseling I -- We may know many of the concepts of Biblical counseling but struggle as to the practical application of these concepts. Methodology for Biblical Counseling 1 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.

304 Practicum -- students continue to grade student in BPS or BBR and participate in counseling cases.


Further information on our Training Programs

Biblical Counselor Certification (BCC):

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401A BCC Semester fee  -- Each semester the BCC fee is due. A reduced rate is available for couples. Fees can be paid in smaller increments by going to the CCTC donate button above, be sure to add comments on payment.

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