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
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.
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
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