Cornerstone Biblical Counseling Training Center
Biblical Answers for Yourself and Others
“For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance
and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” – Romans 15:4
Cornerstone Biblical Counseling Training Center (CBCTC)
Thank you for your interest in our Biblical Counseling Training Center. We believe that God “…has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” (2 Peter 1:3) Our aim is to equip Christians to counsel themselves and others from God’s Word. We are an ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) certified training center.
Whether you are seeking counsel for yourself, or want to be equipped to offer biblical counsel to others, our training will help you. We offer three courses (we do not offer courses online):
(Please see our FAQ below, if you have questions.)
Level One: Foundations of Biblical Counseling
Registration now closed ~ Cost: $150 per person
Mondays, January 28th-April 8th, 2019
Topics include the sufficiency of Scripture in counseling, elements of the counseling process, how people change, conflict resolution, anger, fear, worry and depression.
Required Books: “How to Counsel Biblically” by John MacArthur and Wayne Mack, and “Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands” by Paul Tripp
(Available on Amazon or Christianbook.com)
Level Two: Marriage and Family Counseling (No Prerequisite)
Registration to Open April 2019 ~ Cost: $150 per person
Mondays, starting in September 2019
How to counsel people concerning God’s design for marriage, communication, physical intimacy, finances, instructing and correcting children, the single parent, divorce and remarriage.
Required Books: “Strengthening Your Marriage” by Wayne Mack, and “A Theology of Christian Counseling” by Jay Adams
(Available on Amazon or Christianbook.com)
Level Three: Advanced Issues in Biblical Counseling (Prerequisite: Level 1 or Level 2)
Registration to Open November 2019 ~ Cost: $150 per person
Mondays, starting January 2020
Prepares you to pursue certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Topics include crisis counseling, dealing with your past, spiritual warfare, and legalism. The class will also offer assistance with the ACBC test, and a practicum (practice in counseling). You will also be given the opportunity to observe live counseling with one of our three teachers outside of class.
Required Books: None. (You can continue to read books from the ACBC required reading list.)
If you are seeking Counsel, we recommend the following process:
1. Contact your pastor.
Pastors are to be shepherds of their people (1 Peter 5:1-4) and will give an account to God for those entrusted to their care (Hebrews 13:17). We believe each local church should be able to help its people through biblical counseling. If your pastor would like assistance in helping you, please ask them to contact us.
2. Attend the Cornerstone Counseling Class
The classes have helped many couselees with answers they need for the struggles they face.
3. If you still need help, contact our center through the Request for Counsel form.
Please also refer to the Consent to Counsel form for various information on our policies, confidentiality, what is expected of the counselee, and other relevant information.
We have observers present at our counseling sessions. Our purpose is to train people to be able to do this in their local churches, and one of the best ways to learn is through observing. These observers have been through counseling training and have signed confidentiality forms in keeping with CBCTC’s overall confidentiality policy.
Counseling at CBCTC is donation based. We find that a monetary investment in the process often helps one take it seriously and work harder at change. An inability to pay will not keep anyone from receiving biblical counseling at CBCTC. If you would like to donate, please make your check payable to Cornerstone Community Church (preferred method), or via the PayPal button at the bottom of this page.
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