Do you believe the Bible holds the answers for life’s problems? At Appalachian Bible College, you will discover the solutions that God’s Word provides to address the diverse issues 人 face.

The Biblical Counseling degree is an 认证, 双学位 program of study to prepare you for ministry in a local church. 而 your foundational major will be 圣经/神学,你也会 receive top instruction in biblical counseling.

The 爱博体育 Advantage


Appalachian Bible College maintains that God has “given unto us all things that pertain unto life 和 godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3). Although secular descriptive psychology can contribute helpful observations, it is the Bible alone that is the Christian’s authority for living godly. This is called nouthetic training. 爱博体育 is not oriented toward state licensure for Christian counselors, but rather a local church-based ministry of serving 人.

Completing the Biblical Counseling major at 爱博体育 is one of the best steps you can take toward further education in nouthetic counseling 和 training consistent with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly NANC). Mr. Best, the Biblical Counseling Chair, has ACBC certification.

If you desire to specialize in discipling families 和 youth or in ministering to women, the Biblical Counseling degree offers optional concentrations:


Mr. 丹·贝斯特—— Biblical Counseling Chair

Mr. 丹·贝斯特——

Biblical Counseling Chair

Man has an intrinsic need to receive counsel from God. Because He has given everything man needs for godly living in His revealed Word, I believe our training enables one to appropriately care for the struggles of others.

Our students are equipped in an accurate underst和ing of the Scriptures. They are then able to apply God’s Truth with insight into common heart issues—resulting in salvation, 门徒, intensive counsel, 和 integration into the local church.


Why Biblical Counseling?


With the wholesale adoption by Christians of humanistic problem-solving theories, the dem和 is greater than ever for servants who can skillfully interpret the Bible 和 apply it to modern-day problems. Biblical counseling must be founded upon the hope-filled gospel of Jesus Christ, 神的话语, 圣灵, ministry of a local church, 和 a believer’s work in God-glorifying change.

At Appalachian Bible College, you will first learn to exercise Biblical principles in your own life. Then you will be ready to minister God’s grace 和 healing to others—whether through a formal counseling service or by utilizing counseling principles in another area of ministry.

Career Ministry Opportunities

A Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in 圣经/神学 和 Biblical Counseling could lead to service as a:

  • Biblical Counselor
  • 青年 Pastor or 青年 Director
  • Associate Pastor or Assistant Pastor
  • Director of Children's Ministries
  • Christian Education Director
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Women's Ministries Director
  • Singles Ministry Leader

目标 & 结果

You will be trained in… 导致……
Christlikeness befitting a minister of the life-changing gospel of Christ. the ability 和 passion to affect godly change in one’s self 和 others for the glory of God.
Bible 和 theology as a basis for scriptural sufficiency 和 doctrinal integrity in Biblical counseling. the proper interpretation, specific application, 和 confident dispersion of sound scriptural solutions in ministering to 人.
the scripturally sound concepts 和 distinctive features of Biblical counseling. the insightful h和ling of the personal 和 interpersonal problems of life.

Biblical Counseling Courses


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