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SCM 631: Theories of Counseling 3 credits

An examination of the counseling theories of prominent Christian psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors, such as Jay Adams, Gary Collins, Larry Crabb, Frank Minirth, Charles Solomon and others. Students will be guided toward the development of a distinctly Christian counseling model.

  • Dates: June 22 – August 1
  • Register by: June 8

SCM 607: Pastoral Theology 2 credits

A study of the biblical basis for pastoral ministry. Includes examination of the qualifications and responsibilities of the office of pastor, evaluation of the various forms of church leadership and organizational polity, discussion of biblical instructions for pastoral care and church discipline, readings in the available literature, and formation of a biblical philosophy of ministry.

  • Dates: September 2 – October 24
  • Register by: August 19

SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling 3 credits

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

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

  • Dates: March 7 – April 23
  • Register by: February 22

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