Biblical Counseling Training

Cornerstone for Christian Living Class

"Got questions? Need hope, wisdom, and encouragement?" The Bible has the answers.

This class provides a biblical foundation that equips us to deal with the challenges of life God’s way. Jeremy Pray (Pastor of Biblical Counseling) and Steve Mawhorter (Pastor of Adult Ministries) teach 32 lectures which cover over 105 biblical principles. It is so foundational and comprehensive that we also use it to train our future biblical counselors as they seek to help others (Colossians 1:28; 3:16; I Thessalonians 5:14; II Timothy 3:16,17).

This in-depth discipleship class covers topics such as: salvation, sin, repentance, anger and forgiveness, fear and worry, marriage and parenting, depression, and various life-dominating sins. 

CORNERSTONE CLASS: IN PERSON

Class Dates: Beginning Sept 9, 2020 - May 12, 2021
Class Time: Wednesdays 7 - 8:00pm
Location: We will meet on campus in the Courtyard once a month on Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4. We will meet via Zoom the rest of the time. 
Cost: $30 for the Self Confrontation Manual and $10 for When People are Big and God is Small, by Edward Welch.

Registration is closed for 2020-21

CORNERSTONE CLASS: PRE-RECORDED ONLINE

     *Link to Cornerstone Class Video/Notes

     *Link to Download PDF of all Cornerstone Class Video/Note
       Links

     *Materials you will want to purchase: 
       Self Confrontation Manual and When People are Big and God
       is Small
, by Edward Welch

     *Homework Instruction Sheet



The Annual NCT Conference

Each Fall NorthCreek hosts a 3-weekend Conference bringing speakers from around the country to provide training for those who are interested in growing in counseling and discipleship. We provide 2 tracks.  The Fundamentals track is for those who are first time attenders.  This training contributes 30 hours to the first phase of ACBC certification. The Advanced track is for those who have previously attended the Fundamentals track or Cornerstone Self-Confrontation Class.  These topics go deeper into biblical counseling and address complex problems from a biblical perspective. 

For more information go to NCTConference.org.

REGISTRATION OPENS ON APRIL 15, 2021

To register for Fundamentals,
Click Here

To register for Advanced, 
Click Here


How do I become a NorthCreek Church Counselor?

Step 1: Cornerstone Class (Level 3)

Full completion of 45 hours of instruction through the Cornerstone class.  This class is offered as general discipleship to all students with varying levels of homework.  However, those who are interested in becoming counselors are required to complete the highest level of homework (level 3) which is well over 200 hours, including intense bible reading and additional reading from select resources. This class is offered Wednesday nights at NorthCreek Church, September-May. Homework is submitted and reviewed by the BCM pastor.

Step 2: Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling Class

Completion of the Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling class.  This class takes place in the summer and is only offered to those who have completed Step 1 (level 3), and it involves 10 weeks of instruction and role-playing.

Step 3: Observation

Counselor-trainees observe experienced counselors as they counsel real situations.  For various reasons, this time-frame can last from a few months to a year.

 Following these 3 steps, new counselors are assigned cases based on experience and case difficulty.

Step 4: Continuing Education

Each counselor is encouraged to pursue ACBC certification (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors), and to attend the annual NCT and ACBC conferences.


How can NorthCreek Church help me with ACBC Certification?

1)  During our annual NCT Conference, we offer the Fundamentals  Training (required by ACBC’s Phase 1 – Learning).

2) We offer free resources to assist with preparation of the ACBC Certification Exam

3) We provide additional training  and resources to our church members seeking ACBC Certification 

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