Module information

Code

MIN 115-2

Name

A Servant’s Guide to Biblical Counseling (2 ECTS)

Description

This course is a fundamental study of the work and ministry of a biblical counselor. The course provides biblical examples of constructive and destructive counseling and uses the truth of Scripture to illuminate the biblical counselor’s role and relationship with the counselee. The student will learn principles for the counselor’s self-awareness and self-care; when to make referrals; the counselor’s duty to warn and to treat; and how to help counselees with personal problems such as addiction, anxiety, and guilt. The student will also learn approaches for premarital and marital counseling.

Price per Module

Study Guide €25 Exam €50

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 1. Define counseling as a pastoral gift, and summarize the roles, aims, and tools of biblical counseling. 2. Explain the importance of counselor self- awareness and sound ethical practice in biblical counseling, and list the benefits of supervision for the biblical counselor. 3. Summarize how to help individuals who struggle with addiction, anger, anxiety, or low self-esteem. 4. Outline how prevention can aid in maintaining good mental health. 5. Explain what blocks good mental health and how to remove those blocks. 6. Name ways the biblical counselor can help depressed and grieving people. 7. Define guilt, and explain how the biblical counselor can help people who struggle with guilt. 8. Indicate how to help Christians maintain healthy sexuality and how to help engaged couples. 9. Identify ways to help improve marital communication and conflict resolution.

Mode of Study

Lecture Video (in progress) Student interaction Hands on

Assessment

50 (80%) objective multiple choice questions Project (20%) Online or pencil and paper Passmark 70%

Rubric

Berean school of the Bi bl e Grading Rubric
9 0 -1 0 0 %
A
Superior
70 - 89
B
Good
70 - 79
C
Satisfactory
0 - 69
D
Fail
This course will not: • Help students obtain a license as a counselor from which they would receive a fee. • Make students experts in the more technical aspects of the science of counseling and psychology. • Help students get into a graduate program in counseling. This course will: • Provide a broad overview of the work of the biblical counselor for application in the ministry context. • Provide awareness of when pastors are called upon to help in areas that are beyond their knowledge and experience; some issues may require intervention by a more highly trained and skilled mental health professional. • Provide information that will enable the counselor to do no harm while attempting to help. • Provide specific skills for counseling an individual who has threatened suicide or counseling victims of abuse.

THE BEREAN SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE

MINISTERIAL STUDIES

MQF Level 5 Qualification

60 ECTS Credits

License-2013-FHI-026

Ministerial Studies Program

Certified Minister Level 1, 2, 3

20 ECTS Credits each

© 2019 Global Institute of Theology
POSTAL ADDRESS: 17, Christine Triq il-klin Iklin - IKL1030 Malta
OFFICE ADDRESS: 56, Word of Life Triq il-Kaccatur Qormi - QRM3563 Malta
+356 79475618
+356 21435529

Module information

Code

MIN 115-2

Name

A Servant’s Guide to Biblical Counseling (2 ECTS)

Description

This course is a fundamental study of the work and ministry of a biblical counselor. The course provides biblical examples of constructive and destructive counseling and uses the truth of Scripture to illuminate the biblical counselor’s role and relationship with the counselee. The student will learn principles for the counselor’s self-awareness and self-care; when to make referrals; the counselor’s duty to warn and to treat; and how to help counselees with personal problems such as addiction, anxiety, and guilt. The student will also learn approaches for premarital and marital counseling.

Price per Module

Study Guide €25 Exam €50

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to: 1. Define counseling as a pastoral gift, and summarize the roles, aims, and tools of biblical counseling. 2. Explain the importance of counselor self- awareness and sound ethical practice in biblical counseling, and list the benefits of supervision for the biblical counselor. 3. Summarize how to help individuals who struggle with addiction, anger, anxiety, or low self-esteem. 4. Outline how prevention can aid in maintaining good mental health. 5. Explain what blocks good mental health and how to remove those blocks. 6. Name ways the biblical counselor can help depressed and grieving people. 7. Define guilt, and explain how the biblical counselor can help people who struggle with guilt. 8. Indicate how to help Christians maintain healthy sexuality and how to help engaged couples. 9. Identify ways to help improve marital communication and conflict resolution.

Mode of Study

Lecture Video (in progress) Student interaction Hands on

Assessment

50 (80%) objective multiple choice questions Project (20%) Online or pencil and paper Passmark 70%

Rubric

This course will not: • Help students obtain a license as a counselor from which they would receive a fee. • Make students experts in the more technical aspects of the science of counseling and psychology. • Help students get into a graduate program in counseling. This course will: • Provide a broad overview of the work of the biblical counselor for application in the ministry context. • Provide awareness of when pastors are called upon to help in areas that are beyond their knowledge and experience; some issues may require intervention by a more highly trained and skilled mental health professional. • Provide information that will enable the counselor to do no harm while attempting to help. • Provide specific skills for counseling an individual who has threatened suicide or counseling victims of abuse.

THE BEREAN SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE

MINISTERIAL STUDIES

MQF Level 5 Qualification

60 ECTS Credits

License-2013-FHI-026

Ministerial Studies Program

Certified Minister

Level 1, 2, 3

20 ECTS Credits each

© 2019 Global Institute of Theology
POSTAL ADDRESS: 17, Christine Triq il-klin Iklin - IKL1030 Malta
OFFICE ADDRESS: 56, Word of Life Triq il-Kaccatur Qormi - QRM3563 Malta
+356 79475618
+356 21435529
Berean school of the Bi bl e Grading Rubric
9 0 -1 0 0 %
A
Superior
70 - 89
B
Good
70 - 79
C
Satisfactory
0 - 69
D
Fail