Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, Biblical Counseling Specialization

Specialization Learning Outcomes

Similar to other biblically based counseling degrees, this emphasis consists of a study of the principles and aspects of biblical counseling, and is designed to prepare God’s people to meet counseling related needs wherever they exist with the sufficient and superior resources God provides. The course of study trains students to counsel people in the local church. It emphasizes the proper interpretation and specific application of Scripture in ministering to people.
 
Recognized by the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC.net), this emphasis in Biblical Counseling will teach you how to understand and apply God’s Word with skill, integrity, authority, and compassion. This Biblical Counseling program equips pastors, teachers, missionaries, elders, deacons, youth pastors, chaplains, college administrators, Christian business owners and employees, guidance counselors, and people who work with children’s homes, the elderly, rescue missions, homeless shelters, crisis pregnancy centers, and crisis hot lines.
 
At Calvary Chapel University, we believe the Holy Scripture is true and complete and should serve as the authoritative standard for the counseling of all soul problems. The effective Biblical Counseling Certificate prepares students from diverse backgrounds to provide practical, straight-forward counseling that is Christ-centered, salvation-centered, church-centered, Holy Spirit empowered and Bible-centered.
 
In the Master of Arts degree program, students develop an advanced understanding of biblical counseling methods and the issues Christians encounter, and apply these understandings practically in human experience. They complete several hours of observation in biblical counseling.

Core Courses

Course ID

Course Name

Credits

APO501 Apologetics 3
THE502 Theology 1 3
THE503 Theology 2 3
THE519 Hermeneutics 3
BIB501 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB502 New Testament Survey 3
MIN501 Evangelism & Missions 3
MIN512 Calvary Chapel Distinctives 3

Specialization Courses (12 hours)

Course ID

Course Name

Credits

BC501 Biblical Counseling: One-on-One Discipleship 3
BC512 A Theology of Biblical Counseling 3
BC513 Methods of Biblical Change 3
BC514 Marriage and Family Counseling 3
Total Hours: 36