Family Christian Counseling Certificate

The Certificate in Family Christian Counseling is designed to provide believers with basic counseling skills and approaches foundational for effective ministry to families in the local church. A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for admission, and students must complete the required courses with an average grade of “C” or better in order to receive the Certificate


Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

    - Demonstrate a compassion for ministering to hurting and wounded families;
    - Exhibit a basic biblical understanding of the family;
    - Understand the life-span development issues of children, youth, and adults;
    - Exhibit an understanding of the biblical principles for pastoral care-giving;
    - Demonstrate biblical counseling practice with spiritual gifting; and
    - Engage effective models for counseling to believers in the local church.

Family Christian Counseling Certificate: 18 Credits

FC102 Introduction to Psychology 3
FC115 Essential Qualities of a Christian Counselor 3
FC210 Life-Span Development 3
FC215 Family Life Ministry 3
FC320 Counseling Children and Youth 3
FC340 Crisis Counseling 3