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Church Ministries Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

SCM 601: Church Leadership & Administration

3 credits

A study of the biblical foundation for the leadership and administration of the local church. Also includes comprehensive instruction in church finances, organizational structure, meetings, legal and ethical issues, and facilities development.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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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: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310518167

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005 Edition
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418500054

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016 Edition
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781942572671

SCM 635: Advanced Counseling Issues

3 credits

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

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Divine Intervention – 2011 Edition
Mark E. Shaw
Bemidji, Minnesota
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 9781885904638
Note: 113 pages

Trusting God – 2008 Edition
Jerry Bridges
Colorado Springs
NavPress
ISBN: 9781600063053
Note: 368 pages You are fully responsible for obtaining the correct edition of this book. Previous versions have different page numberings that will affect assignment completion. 232 pages

When Homosexuality Hits Home – 2015 Edition
Joe Dallas
Eugene, Oregon
Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 9780736962056
Note: 217 pages

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recovering Hope – 2013 Edition
Jeremy Lelek
Phillipsburg, NJ
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596384217
Note: 56 pages; 2015 Kindle version is also acceptable.

Cutting: A Healing Response – 2012 Edition
Jeremy Lelek
Phillipsburg, NJ
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596384200
Note: 32 pages

Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse – 2003 Edition
Diane Mandt Langberg
Eugene, Oregon
Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781591605195
Note: 299 pages

Pocket Guide to Crisis Intervention – 2009 Edition
Albert R. Roberts and Kenneth R. Yeager
NewYork
Oxford Press
ISBN: 9780195382907
Note: 240 pages

Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life – 2009 Edition
Brian S. Borgman
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433503634
Note: 212 pages

Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective
Alex Konja
ISBN: 9780872271432

The Truth about PTSD – 2017 Edition
Chad Robichaux and Jeremy Stainecker
ISBN: 9780986319303

SCM 675: Theology of Missions & Evangelism

3 credits

An examination and systemization of the teaching of Scripture on the subject of world evangelism. Includes a comparison and contrast of the biblical model with contextualized theologies such as Minjung theology, Black theology, Hispanic theology and African theology.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Paradigms in Conflict
Hesselgrave, David
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel, 2006
ISBN: 9780825427701

Evangelism in a Skeptical World
Chan, Sam
Zondervan, 2018
ISBN: 9780310534716

MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium
Stetzer, Ed and David Hesselgrave, editors
Nashville
B&H Publishers, 2010
ISBN: 9780805445374

What is the Mission of the Church?
Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert
Wheaton, IL
Crossway, 2011
ISBN: 9781433526909

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy – 10th, 2015 Edition
Corey, Gerald
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305263727

Psychology & Christianity Five Views – 2nd, 2010 Edition
Johnson, Eric
IVP Academic
ISBN: 9780830828487

Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives – 2014 Edition
Kellemen, Robert
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310516132

SCM 633: Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guilt.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

God Is More Than Enough – 2010 Edition
Jim Berg
Greenville
JourneyForth
ISBN: 9781606820575

Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006 Edition
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 978080245802

Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013 Edition
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978193690850

Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013 Edition
Street, John, ed
Eugene, OR
Harvest House
ISBN: 978073694926
Note: Required for men

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012 Edition
Street, John and Janie Street
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9780736964517
Note: Required for women

Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011 Edition
Viars, Steve
Eugene, OR
Harvest
ISBN: 9780736927390

Blame it on the Brain? – 1998 Edition
Welch, Edward
Phillipsburg, NJ
P&R
ISBN: 0875526020

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.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Shepherding a Child’s Heart
Tedd Tripp

Child Proof: Parenting By Faith, Not Formula (optional)
Julie Lowe
ISBN: 9781948130158
Note: This book is required if you have already read Tedd Tripp’s book.

Caring for the Souls of Children – 1st Edition
Amy Baker, Ed.
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781645070634
Note: First Edition August 31, 2020. ISBN-10: 1645070638. ISBN-13 : 978-1645070634

Building Bridges: Biblical Counseling Activities for Children and Teens
Julie Lowe
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781645070504
Note: eBook is also an option: ISBN-13: 978-1-645070-52-8. Publication date: 09/28/2020

The Heart of Anger
Lou Priolo
ISBN: 9781930133730

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310518167

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005 Edition
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418500054

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016 Edition
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781942572671

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: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310518167

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005 Edition
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418500054

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016 Edition
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781942572671

SCM 633: Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guilt.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

God Is More Than Enough – 2010 Edition
Jim Berg
Greenville
JourneyForth
ISBN: 9781606820575

Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006 Edition
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 978080245802

Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013 Edition
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978193690850

Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013 Edition
Street, John, ed
Eugene, OR
Harvest House
ISBN: 978073694926
Note: Required for men

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012 Edition
Street, John and Janie Street
Wheaton
Crossway
ISBN: 9780736964517
Note: Required for women

Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011 Edition
Viars, Steve
Eugene, OR
Harvest
ISBN: 9780736927390

Blame it on the Brain? – 1998 Edition
Welch, Edward
Phillipsburg, NJ
P&R
ISBN: 0875526020

SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling

3 credits

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

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Love that Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace – 2006 Edition
Ricucci, Gary and Betsy
Crossway
ISBN: 9781581347821

When Sinners Say, I Do – 2007 Edition
Harvey, Dave
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 9780976758266

The Complete Husband – 2017 Edition
Priolo, Lou
P&R Publishing
ISBN: 9781629951034

The Excellent Wife – 1999 Edition
Peace, Martha
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 9781885904089

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family – 2016 Edition
Paul Tripp
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433551932