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Advanced Certificate in Christian Counseling Ministry

(12 hours – excluding requisites)

Note:  Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the Master’s Ministry Degrees, Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs, EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, and PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.

This advanced certificate is designed for the person who wants training in Christian counseling but is not yet ready to commit to the completion of an MA in Christian Counseling. It is also a good option for someone who has completed a counseling degree and wants to acquire a biblical foundation for counseling. This certificate is needed to help the counselor know how to apply biblical truths to counseling issues.

REQUIRED COURSES (excluding requisites)

(For those with a Counseling degree)


Old Testament Survey

New Testament Survey


MACC 6301 - Introduction to Christian Counseling

THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics

THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology

MINS 5303 - Foundations of Spiritual Life


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