Training

Biblical Counselor Training

Biblical counselor training is for those who desire to develop an understanding and application of biblical counseling and the impact it has on the community of believers.

**For Salem Heights Church attenders, taking the Equipped to Counsel classes in no way guarantees or obligates you to join our counseling team.**

 

Equipped to Counsel

Introduction to biblical counseling and counseling issues

Course Description: This 8-month class is designed to equip followers of Christ with the ability to apply the gospel in personal and specific ways to the heart and struggles of others. We will address both the theology and practice of gospel-centered counseling. Participants will be prepared to minister effectively to individuals, couples and families with a biblical perspective on change in the context of community. Issues such as addictions, anxiety, anger and depression will be covered. Space is limited.

Classes offered both morning and evenings. 

Thursdays 9:00am – 11:30am and 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Registration is open August 1 September 15, 2022

Class begins September 29, 2022

Meeting dates:  9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18   (On weeks we do not meet, there is reading to do on your own.)

All participants are also encouraged to attend our Made to Minister Conference on February 24-25, 2023 as part of their learning.

Certification Options & Cost

Option One: Certificate of Completion from Salem Heights Church Biblical Counseling Ministries 

  • Class, materials, proctoring of assignments, observation
  • Cost: $199

Option Two: National Certification and Membership through The Association of Biblical Counselors

  • Class, materials, proctoring of assignments, observation, practicum and certification through the Association of Biblical Counselors
  • Cost: $649 (plus $25 paid directly to ABC upon submission of application)

A non-refundable $99 deposit is required to hold your spot in the class. Balance due Nov. 1.

Marriage & Family Counseling Class

Introduction to biblical counseling for marriages and families

Course Description: This 7-session class is designed to help students apply theology specifically to marriages and families, enhance their skills in counseling and one-another care, develop more experience by discussing a broad range of counseling case studies, and receive supervision on counseling case studies.  For students who hold ABC Certification, this class will cover CEUs for the year.  Space is limited.

Classes offered only during the evening session this Fall. 

Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Registration is open August 1 September 15, 2022

Class begins September 29, 2022

Meeting Dates: 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

Prerequisites & Cost

  • Prerequisite: either completion of Equipped to Counsel or pastor permission is required
  • Cost: $49

Watch one pastor share how beginning biblical counseling training impacted his church.

If you would like more information, please contact the church office at 503-588-0403 (ext 1) or email counseling@salemheightschurch.org

Association of biblical counselors Regional Training Center

Salem Heights Church has been certified with the Association of Biblical Counselors as a Regional Training Center where we can provide the certification of students seeking national recognition through the Equipped to Counsel course.  Salem Heights Church Biblical Counseling Ministry can also provide continuing education for already certified counselors.