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SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling 3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: August 30 – October 14
  • Register by: August 16
  • Next offered: October 23, 2017 – December 2, 2017

SCM 633: Counseling Issues 3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guiltplain 2 s20 .

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

  • Dates: August 30 – October 14
  • Register by: August 16

SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling 3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: October 23 – December 2
  • Register by: October 9
  • Next offered: March 5, 2018 – April 21, 2018

SCM 695: Biblical Counseling Practicum II 3 credits

Further develops the knowledge and skills necessary to biblically counsel others. Assesses the student's knowledge and skills in three key areas: observation, experience, and organization. Students will enroll in this capstone course in their final semester of the MA Biblical Counseling program.

Prerequisite: SCM 640.

  • Dates: January 10 – April 28
  • Register by: December 27

SCM 631: Theories of Counseling 3 credits

A historical survey of the relationship of secular, integrationist, and biblical counseling models to the church. Examines the counseling theories of prominent Christian counselors and counseling organizations. Guides students towards the development of a distinctly biblical counseling model.

  • Dates: March 5 – April 21
  • Register by: February 19

SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling 3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: March 5 – April 21
  • Register by: February 19

SCM 651: Christian Discipleship 2 credits

The personal, biblical responsibilities of the true disciple of Christ in full-time vocational ministry; e.g., Scripture reading and meditation, prayer, obedience, forgiveness, example-setting, and walking in the Spirit will be discussed. The spiritual resources found in Christ for faithfulness and spiritual integrity will be presented. The obligation of and a methodology for making and nurturing new disciples will also be explained, following the biblical model.

  • Dates: March 5 – April 21
  • Register by: February 19

SCM 630: Counseling Children & Adolescents 3 credits

Presents the biblical counseling principles and procedures for helping elementary and secondary school-age children. Case study examples encourage application of course content.

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

  • Dates: May 7 – June 16
  • Register by: April 23

SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling 3 credits

Methods of marriage and family counseling within the church setting. Premarital counseling.

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

  • Dates: June 18 – July 28
  • Register by: June 4

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