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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: January 7 – February 23
  • Register by: December 24
  • Next offered: February 25, 2019 – April 20, 2019

SCM 635: Advanced Counseling Issues 3 credits

Builds on the foundation established by oCounseling Issues.o Seeks to prepare students to minister to those struggling with addictions, immorality, suicide, trauma, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

  • Dates: January 7 – February 23
  • Register by: December 24

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: January 7 – April 20
  • Register by: December 24
  • Next offered: May 6, 2019 – August 10, 2019

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 7 – April 20
  • Register by: December 24

SCM 709: Pastoral Ministry Internship 2 credits

A local church internship directed by both resident seminary professors and field-based adjunct pastor-professors. The student will experience and be evaluated in multi-week on-site clinical rotations covering all dimensions of pastoral ministry. These rotations will be supported by readings and written projects in the theory of pastoral practice. Each internship will be 20 weeks (part-time, during the first and second semesters) or 10 weeks (consecutive weeks, full-time in the summer) in a church approved by the associate dean of the seminary.

  • Dates: January 7 – April 20
  • Register by: December 24

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: February 25 – April 20
  • Register by: February 11

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: February 25 – April 20
  • Register by: February 11
  • Next offered: May 6, 2019 – June 22, 2019

SCM 701: Issues in Church Ministry 2 credits

Examines key issues facing those serving in church ministry today, including the believer's use of alcoholic beverages, divorce and remarriage, the modern translation controversy, contemporary Christian music, and the church marketing movement. Includes assigned readings from key texts.

  • Dates: February 25 – April 20
  • Register by: February 11

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 6 – June 22
  • Register by: April 22

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: May 6 – June 22
  • Register by: April 22

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: May 6 – August 10
  • Register by: April 22

SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling 3 credits

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

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

  • Dates: June 24 – August 10
  • Register by: June 10

SCM 638: Addiction Issues in Counseling 3 credits

Addresses the theological, physiological, and secular theoretical models of addiction. Examines the core theological and physiological issues involved in behavioral life-dominating sins-sexual addiction, obesssion behaviors, etc. Established a biblical framework for ministry to individuals enslaved to substances and experiences with special emphasis upon the involvement of the church community in helping those seeking deliverance.

Prerequisite: SCM 632.

  • Dates: June 24 – August 10
  • Register by: June 10

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