Counseling Resources available at Areopagus Center:
Training Program in Biblical Counseling
Areopagus Center for Christian Studies and Contemporary Culture
in partnership with
Grace Fellowship Church, KY, SUA
TRAINING IN BIBLICAL COUNSELING
MISSIONS AND GOALS
To strengthen the Evangelical churches in Timisoara and Romania for their ministry of biblical soul-care by developing practical ministry resources and intensive training of pastors and church small-group leaders and lay counselors in the practice of biblical counseling/discipleship;
To train future leaders, pastors, counselors and people with a heart for the ministry of biblical counseling/discipleship;
To teach people/students how to explore the wisdom and depth of the Bible and apply its Christ-centered message to the problems of daily living.
This training is provided as preparation for ministry under the authority of the local church and within the context of local church ministry.
PREREQUISITE FOR ADMISSION
The students should be recommended by their pastors/spiritual leaders and be actively involved in their church ministry, and prove a keen interest in (to) and commitment to the biblical counseling ministry in the local church.
The program is developed over a period of two years, with weekend intensive modules, every two months, that consist in courses and seminars, (mainly on Friday 6pm-9pm and Saturday 9am-4pm). The training program also includes 20-30 hours of individual study per module.
Practical Component: 30 hours of supervised counseling (watching DVDs with specialized biblical counseling sessions, case studies and actual counseling).
TEACHERS & SUPERVISORS
Well-trained and experienced teachers and supervisors in the field of theology and biblical counseling, from Romania and abroad.
Dynamics of Biblical Counseling
Methods of Biblical Counseling
Spiritual Formation of a Biblical Counselor (spiritual disciplines & biblical interpretation)
Theology of Biblical Counseling (Major Christian Doctrines)
Issues in Counseling I (Worry, Fear, Panic Attack, Anger, Forgiveness, Domestic Violence)
Secular Psychology vs. Biblical Counseling
Issues in Counseling II (Addictions, Substance Abuse, Pornography, Homosexuality)
Premarital Counseling & Marriage Counseling
Counseling and Physiology (Depression & Medical Issues)
Family Counseling (Parenting Roles, Counseling Children & Teens)
Biblical Communication & Conflict Resolution
Counseling in the Local Church
After the completion of all 12 Modules of training in biblical counseling and the homework assignments requiered, the students will complete 30 hours of counseling sessions under the supervision of an assigned supervisor (this may include both formal sessions through their local churches, and informal sessions)
TRAINING PERIOD: 2 years
ADMISSION FEE & TUITION:
Admission Fee: 50 Lei
Tuition Fee: 1200 lei/year — students will pay only 300 Lei/year