Introduction to Biblical Counseling
INTRODUCTION to BIBLICAL COUNSELING SYLLABUS
Rev. Nathan Currey B.A. M.Div., Director Redeeming Grace Biblical Counseling Center
Level 3 Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)
COURSE OBJECTIVE: To equip and enable students to understand and critique the various models of counseling and to present a thoroughly biblical and gospel centered model of helping people change. To prepare counselors to guide people through change in various relationships and with various issues which are commonly faced while counseling the Word.
COURSE DATES AND SCHEDULE*:
Mondays 6:30-8:30pm in Geneva Room South Building
Adams, Jay. Competent to Counsel
Adams, Jay. Christian Counselors Manual
Tripp, Paul David. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands
Berkhof, Louis. Systematic Theology-pages 19-108,126-138, 165-176, 181-261, 305-329, 367-393, 454-549, 593-614 **Can be completed in Fall or Spring semester
ASSIGNMENTS: (20% of final grade)
For each of the assigned books write a 1-2 page paper interacting with the material presented by the author. Don’t simply summarize the contents, but give me your reactions and how the material has changed you or can be useful in counseling.
EXAMS: (80% of final grade)
A Midterm Exam and Final will be the major portion of your grade.
Videos for counseling observation will be watched and discussed in class.
*Cancellations due to weather will be made by 3pm the day of class and you will be informed by e-mail.