Code Name of Course
MG501 The 21st Century Church
MG502 Introduction to Apologetics
MG503 Ministry in the Market Place
MC501 Christian Psychology
MC502 The Functional Family
MC503 Mastering Pastoral Counseling
MT501 Thesis
Minimum of 6 Courses + 1 Thesis
36 Credits

Students wanting to enter the 36-credit Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling program must have completed a Bachelor Degree or an equivalent of 120 credit hours.

The Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling prepares students for advanced professional competence in a Christian community.

Upon the successful completion of the Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling, the students should be able to:

  • demonstrate competence in communicating the Word effectively in a variety of settings
  • exercise skill in managing conflict
  • identify best practices for individual and corporate spiritual growth and formation
  • develop leadership skills that serve the ministry needs of the local church in the twenty-first century
  • communicate God’s truth clearly, accurately, and convincingly
  • develop advanced skills in Biblical Studies and Christian counseling in preparation for significant senior leadership in the ministry
  • provide the educational foundation for further study in Christian Counseling.
  • help people realize personhood wholeness in every area of human life – spirit, mind, and body
  • formulate an integrative counseling approach, incorporating proven counseling techniques with a sound Biblical and theological understanding of the ministry of counseling
  • acquire a Biblical worldview by studying God’s revelation in counseling
  • acquire an understanding of the various types of counseling toward the goal of Biblical integration within the framework of Christian principles and practice
  • provide Biblical guidance, sustenance, healing, and reconciliation to individuals, couples and families in either church or para-church settings
  • provide specialized training to augment persons already in ministry or to equip lay leaders
  • articulate the church’s Biblical mandate to care for persons
  • nurture healthy individuals and relationships
  • use research methods and resources in the discipline
  • formulate appropriate research questions

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