Students in the Christian Counseling program will learn how to identify needs and offer appropriate help to people facing different situations. They accomplish this through a careful evaluation of counseling theories and application of those theories through a biblical worldview. They understand situations requiring counseling, demonstrate good counseling skills, and are able to apply biblical truths to those situations.
- Identify possible service opportunities within the field.
- Examine the need for counseling ministry and evaluate how their own giftedness can be used in that role.
- Integrate the areas of psychology, theology, and spirituality into the work of Christian counseling.
- Recognize the legal and ethical issues that influence the work of Christian counseling.
- Recognize the key theories, terminology, and practitioners in the field of counseling.
- Examine the needs of clients and choose intervention strategies to provide regular counseling treatments.
- Meet requirements to enter graduate programs that advance the students toward licensure as a professional counselor.
- Participate in a field education experience in which they perform and/or observe pastoral care and counseling under the supervision of an experienced counselor within a church or community setting.
Postgraduate & Career Options
- Graduate counseling program
- State licensure
- Personal religious counseling in your own ministry
- Spiritual counselor in a church
- Camp counselor
- Social service worker
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling,Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling,Bachelor of Science