Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling

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Overview of the Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling at BTS

The Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling at Birmingham Theological Seminary is a detailed program designed for individuals who are dedicated to deepening their understanding and practice of biblical counseling. This program uniquely combines rigorous biblical studies with practical counseling techniques, all within a solid theological framework.

Program Overview and Focus
  • Thorough Biblical and Theological Studies: Extensive exploration of the Old and New Testament, focusing on key theological themes, wisdom literature, and systematic theology with an emphasis on Bible interpretation and the Westminster Confession of Faith.
  • Practical Theological Concepts: Introduction to practical theological concepts such as conflict resolution within the church.
  • Specialized Counseling Courses: Foundational and advanced training in biblical counseling, particularly in areas like marriage and family counseling.
  • Elective Specialization: A range of electives in biblical counseling, allowing for specialization in specific areas of interest.
Learning Objectives and Experience

Students will engage in:

  • Detailed Biblical Text Studies: Deepening understanding of scriptural principles relevant to counseling.
  • Systematic Theological Training: Establishing a robust framework for biblical interpretation and counseling application.
  • Practical Conflict Resolution Training: Focusing on church-related dynamics and resolution strategies.
  • Specialized Counseling Courses: Emphasizing practical application in various counseling scenarios.
  • Elective Selection: Tailoring studies to specific areas within biblical counseling.
Program Outcome

Graduates will be:

  • Fully equipped to provide biblically grounded counseling across various settings.
  • Skilled in addressing diverse counseling needs with theological depth, compassion, and wisdom.
Admission Criteria

The program is open to:

  • Students with a foundational understanding of Christian theology.
  • Individuals with a passion for counseling ministry, seeking to enhance their skills for service in the church or other Christian contexts.

Join the Advanced Certificate in Biblical Counseling program at BTS for a transformative journey, where your passion for biblical counseling will be nurtured and developed, preparing you for effective ministry in helping others.

Interested in Taking a Course?

As part of a diverse community of learners, you will be taught courses by pastor/professors that are academically excellent, biblically faithful, and ministry-oriented, equipping you for a life of ministry and humble leadership in Christ.