with at least 70% in order to graduate. This exam will be given during the semester they take Senior Integrative Seminar
Prerequisite: Senior status.
B498 New Testament Area Study (2)
A concentrated area of study in the New Testament, which may include a topic, a book, or a specialized area.
BC300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)
A general introduction to basic concepts and distinctive features of biblical counseling. Students will discuss what
biblical counseling is and what it involves, the role of the counselor in biblical counseling, the different kinds of
counseling that are needed, the place of counseling in the ministry of the church, and how biblical counseling theory
and practice relate to and differ from some of the more common secular models and theories. Part of the course will
involve a personal improvement project in which the student will evaluate his/her own counseling qualifications, design
a plan for improving some area of his/her life, put that plan into action, and then evaluate his/her progress as the course
draws to a close.
BC311 Theological Basis of Biblical Counseling (3)
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.
BC330 Methods of Biblical Change (3)
An overview of the counseling process presenting a comprehensive methodological model for promoting biblical
change in people. The goal is to encourage biblical thinking and procedures in the process of helping people.
BC332 Crisis and Youth Counseling (3)
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.
BC340 Marriage & Family (3)
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.
BC341 Women Discipling Women (3)
This course provides basic training in developing a discipling relationship for the purpose of a person growing in
Christlikeness through the application of God’s Word and the gospel, which has the power to transform. Topics include
the priority of discipleship, a biblical definition of discipleship, and training in the “how to’s” of discipleship.
BC342 Women Counseling Women (3)
This course outlines the basic concepts and distinctive features of woman-to-woman biblical counseling. It will focus
on gospel-centered counseling, that is, the process of one Christian woman coming alongside another woman with
words of truth from God’s Word to encourage, admonish, comfort, and challenge her. These words of truth are
grounded in the saving work of Christ and presented in the context of relationship. The course will present the practical
principles of understanding how the gospel applies to every area of life. Discussions will include a description of the