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BBGS hosting six weekend seminars
The Counseling program at Baptist Bible Graduate School has scheduled several practical weekend seminars for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Building a whole church approach to ministering, restoring family relationships, and cross-cultural biblical counseling are among the areas of focus.
The two-day seminars are held on the campus of Baptist Bible College & Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA. They cost $99 each.
For more details and to register, contact Cary Lantz firstname.lastname@example.org or 570.585.9307.
BBGS offers a Master's degree in Counseling Ministries. The 48-credit-hour program incorporates both classroom learning and practical experience. Students can complete the classroom portion of the program in as little as two years. For details, go to www.bbc.edu/graduate. Then, click on the Counseling Ministries link.
The 2008-2009 sessions include:
September 19-20, 2008: Pastor Phil Jones, D.Min.
A Whole Church Model for Ministering to the Hurting.
A whole church approach to ministering to the hurting person will be described. Such a model includes a multifaceted strategy for addressing needs within the church at various levels, including discipleship offerings, loving church discipline, and small groups, and a more formal lay counseling ministry. Speaking from the perspective of one who has implemented these ministries in his church, Dr. Jones is a credible witness to the value, impact, and workability of this approach to meeting needs within the local church.
Topics to be addressed at the September session include:
-- The Mission of a Church That Pleases God: An Overview
-- Back to the Basics: Biblical Assurance of Salvation
-- A Passion for Biblical Discipleship
-- Applying the Cross in Every Part of the Church: Evangelism, Discipleship, Counseling, etc.
-- God's Enabling to Help Hurting People: The Filling of the Holy Spirit
-- The Difficult Side of Love: What Does a Biblically Loving Church Look Like?
-- A Motive That Is Higher Than Helping Hurting People: The Glory of God
-- Making It Practical: Helps for Implementing a Lay Counseling and Discipleship Ministry
October 17-18, 2008: Beverly Hubble Tauke, LCSW.
Family Legacies: Multi-Generational Cultivation or Sabotage of Wisdom
Moses noted (Leviticus 26:40-45) that honest examination of family history invites new waves of God's blessing not just on individuals, but also on their families. Such multi-generation scrutiny helps shed barriers to spiritual growth and emotional maturity, empowering richer marital and parent-child relationships. This course explores proven strategies for identifying toxic multi-generation patterns and restoring relationships through realignment of roles and responsibilities, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
November 14-15, 2008: Dr. Bill Moore.
Biblical Counseling Cross-Culturally
This seminar covers the process of organizing a counseling center in a local church, the training of nationals, and the development of an association of biblical counselors in Brazil. Also addressed will be common problems presented by counselees in third world countries. Consideration will be given to how to face, deal with, and endure problems from a biblical perspective.
January 30-31, 2009: Cary Lantz, Ph.D.
An overview of principles, models, and techniques for promoting accelerated healing and change in people's lives. Students will be encouraged to critically examine the value and advisability of time-limited counseling and to think through a biblically informed approach to counseling within a brief format. The focus is on exploration of applications of this knowledge toward the bold goal of transforming lives, not simply eliminating symptoms.
February 27-28, 2009: Cary Lantz, Ph.D.
This study covers the variety of life crises to which counselors may be called upon to respond along with consideration of models for intervention. Attention will be given to developing a simple, biblically informed format to guide the counselor faced with the confusion and distress often accompanying crisis events.
March 27-28, 2009: Dow Pursley, Ed.D.
Solving Marriage Problems
An analysis of the major marital problems presented to pastors and marriage counselors. This course covers a wide range of solutions needed to guide a couple back to harmony.
Posted on: 7/14/2008 8:45:44 AM