Counseling Resources available at Areopagus Center:
Training Program in Biblical Counseling 2016-2017
Offered by Areopagus Center for Christian Studies and Contemporary Culture, Timişoara in partnership with Grace Fellowship Church, KY, USA
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 leaders 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.
PREREQUISITE FOR ADMISSION
The students should be recommended by their pastors/spiritual leaders, 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 will be over a period of two years, with weekend intensive modules, every two months, that will 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, role-play, actual counseling).
Well-trained and experienced teachers/instructors in the field of theology and biblical counseling, from Romania and abroad.
I. Biblical and Theological Foundations
Foundations of Major Christian Doctrines
Christian Life and Spiritual Discipline
Counseling in the Local Church
II. Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling
Key Elements of Biblical Counseling:
Dynamics of Biblical Change;
Methods of Biblical Counseling
Counseling and Physiology
Christian Faith and Secular Phychology
III. Developing Biblical Counseling Skills & Ministry
Issues in Counseling I & II: suffering; trials; guilt; repentance; forgiveness; depression; fear and worry; anger; addictions; loss and grief.
Marriage and Family Counseling
Biblical Communication and Reconciliation
STUDY PERIOD: 2 years
ADMISSION FEE & TUITION:
Admission Fee: 50 Lei
Tuition Fee: 1,200 Lei/year out of which the students will pay 300 Lei/year