Trained in the art of biblical soul care.
Students in the biblical counseling emphasis are trained in the art of biblical soul care. Starting from what Scripture teaches about human nature, we work upwards to apply that teaching to the specific problems that individuals face. Our program prepares counselors to meet the needs of people with the all-sufficient resources that God provides, equipping them to bring biblical guidance and hope to sufferers in their local churches. We do not espouse any counseling system, be it psychology or otherwise, that would denigrate the authority of the Word of God, faith in Jesus to change, or the importance of the church.
All of our faculty and staff affirm our full doctrinal statement, which has remained essentially unchanged since our founding. We believe and teach:
– The inerrancy of the Bible
– The tri-unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
– The total depravity of man
– The necessity of salvation by grace alone through faith alone
– The coming earthly kingdom of Christ
Our biblical counseling programs hold faithfully to the Bible-based model of counseling championed by ACBC. Biblical counseling programs at other schools typically teach an integration model, blending cherry-picked biblical principles with secular psychology. In contrast, we teach our students to understand why Scripture is sufficient to meet the needs of individuals and why Scripture alone offers people true hope.
This course is designed to discuss key issues pertaining to young people and to equip students to understand and address the heart desires that often drive these problems. Such issues might include, but are not limited to, gender issues, marriage, purity, death in family, and school
Marriage and family problems are present in the majority of counseling cases. This course will give an overview of general marriage and family counseling issues relating to the content and process of counseling. It will then proceed to specifically deal (from a biblical perspective) with the major difficulties that troubled marriages and families experience. Included in the course are discussions of the biblical basis and purposes of marriage, family stages, in-law problems,
developing unity, husband/wife roles and responsibilities, correcting communication problems, why conflicts arise, and how to resolve them.
This course is designed to help the student think biblically about conflict and how to respond to life’s conflicts in a way that glorifies the Lord (1 Cor. 10:31). In particular, the student will be taught a model and a plan for how to think about struggles in relationships and evaluate their own typical patterns of response. These principles apply to business and the church, but there will be a special focus on handling marriage difficulties.
A consideration of the theological realities that form the basis of a proper approach to counseling. Special emphasis is given to the nature of God and of man (unfallen and fallen), a biblical definition of the image of God, the nature of sin, the realities of regeneration and progressive sanctification, the concept of “the flesh” (old man/new man), an understanding of the heart/mind as used in Scripture, and the place of the local church in the ministry of counseling.
Explore our biblical counseling resources, including the Care of Souls Conference, observation videos, The Women’s Hope Podcast, and recommended books.
Do you want an education dedicated wholeheartedly to Christ and Scripture? Begin your application today.
The Master’s University and Seminary admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
21726 Placerita Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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