Church Ministries Courses

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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. 20–Mar. 7, 2020
  • Register by: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Next offered: Mar. 9–May 2, 2020

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

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

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

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. 20–Mar. 7, 2020
  • Register by: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

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

Trusting God – 2008 Edition
Jerry Bridges
Colorado Springs
NavPress
ISBN: 9781600063053  Amazon  Ebay
Note: 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  Amazon  Ebay
Note: 217 pages

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

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

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

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

Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life
Brian S. Borgman
www.crossway.org
ISBN: 9781433503634  Amazon  Ebay

Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective
Alex Konja
ISBN: 9780872271432  Amazon  Ebay

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

SCM 640: Biblical Counseling Practicum I

3 credits

Practical application of the biblical counseling principles and practices covered in the biblical counseling curriculum. Emphasizes how to develop rapport, collect data, assess problems, develop a ministry plan, facilitate biblical change, give hope, and assign homework based on case studies. Reinforces a biblical code of ethics in counseling. Supervised counseling required.

  • Dates: Jan. 20–May 2, 2020
  • Register by: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Next offered: May 11–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Prerequisites: SCM 632, SCM 633, SCM 635

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change – 2002 Edition
Tripp, Paul David
Phillipsburg, NJ
P&R

A Homework Manual for Biblical Living, Volume 1 – 1979 Edition
Mack, Wayne
Phillipsburg, NJ
P & R

You must also purchase two audio workshop files listed in the course.

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.

  • Dates: Jan. 20–May 2, 2020
  • Register by: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Next offered: May 11–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Prerequisite: SCM 640

Ready to Restore: The Laymans Guide to Christian Counseling – 1981 Edition
Jay E. Adams
Phillipsburg
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 0875520707  Amazon  Ebay

SCM 709: Pastoral Ministry Internship

3 credits

An 8- to 12-week internship designed to help the student integrate and apply his seminary education in a local-church setting. Includes mentorship by an experienced pastor, on-site directed experiences, and readings and reflections in the theory and practice of pastoral ministry.

  • Dates: Jan. 20–May 2, 2020
  • Register by: Jan. 17, 2020
  • Next offered: May 11–Aug. 15, 2020

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

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. 9–May 2, 2020
  • Register by: Mar. 6, 2020

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

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

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

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: Mar. 9–May 2, 2020
  • Register by: Mar. 6, 2020
  • Next offered: May 11–June 27, 2020

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

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

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

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. 9–May 2, 2020
  • Register by: Mar. 6, 2020
  • Next offered: June 29–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 11–June 27, 2020
  • Register by: May 8, 2020
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Shepherding a Child’s Heart – 1995 Edition
Tripp, Ted,
Shepherd

Age of Opportunity – 2001 Edition
Tripp, Paul David
P&R

The Heart of Anger, 4th edition – 2015 Edition
Priolo, Lou
Grace & Truth

Young Peacemaker – 1997 Edition
Sande, Corlette and Russ Flint and Associates
Shepherd

How Not to Raise an Addict – 2009 Edition
Shaw, Mark
Focus

On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church – 2014 Edition
Reju, Deepak
New Growth

Counseling Children Through the World of Play – 1997 Edition
Sweeney, Daniel
Wipf and Stock
Note: You must choose either this book or The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers.

The Quick-Reference Guide to Counseling Teenagers – 2010 Edition
Clinton, Tim and Chap Clark
Baker
Note: You must choose either this book or Counseling Children Through the World of Play.

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 11–June 27, 2020
  • Register by: May 8, 2020
  • Next offered: June 29–Aug. 15, 2020

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

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

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

SCM 640: Biblical Counseling Practicum I

3 credits

Practical application of the biblical counseling principles and practices covered in the biblical counseling curriculum. Emphasizes how to develop rapport, collect data, assess problems, develop a ministry plan, facilitate biblical change, give hope, and assign homework based on case studies. Reinforces a biblical code of ethics in counseling. Supervised counseling required.

Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change – 2002 Edition
Tripp, Paul David
Phillipsburg, NJ
P&R

A Homework Manual for Biblical Living, Volume 1 – 1979 Edition
Mack, Wayne
Phillipsburg, NJ
P & R

You must also purchase two audio workshop files listed in the course.

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.

  • Dates: May 11–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: May 8, 2020
  • Prerequisite: SCM 640

Ready to Restore: The Laymans Guide to Christian Counseling – 1981 Edition
Jay E. Adams
Phillipsburg
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 0875520707  Amazon  Ebay

SCM 709: Pastoral Ministry Internship

3 credits

An 8- to 12-week internship designed to help the student integrate and apply his seminary education in a local-church setting. Includes mentorship by an experienced pastor, on-site directed experiences, and readings and reflections in the theory and practice of pastoral ministry.

  • Dates: May 11–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: May 8, 2020

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

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 29–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: June 26, 2020

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

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

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

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 29–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: June 26, 2020
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling

3 credits

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

  • Dates: June 29–Aug. 15, 2020
  • Register by: June 26, 2020
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

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

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

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

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

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