How To Become A Christian Counselor
You have already heard the call. God has suggested to you that helping His kids by becoming a Christian counselor would be a good thing to do. Maybe He said, "Go. Get a Christian Counseling degree." Maybe your friends have said, "Have you ever thought about becoming a Christian counselor?" Or you pastor asked, "Have you ever thought about becoming a Christian Counselor?"
The good news is that God does not call without providing answers. Our purpose is to help you become a Christian counselor pleasing to God. The religious education offered here is based on God’s Word and His Creation. The Christian counseling degrees, certifications, and ministerial credentials come from well established and respected religious institutions. The curriculum is designed to help you become an excellent, qualified and credentialed minister of Christian counseling. Please note that we do not offer "state licensing" programs. Your program is committed to providing a refreshingly Christian method of truly helping God's kids. This is an important distinction. Be sure to visit the discussion about secular vs. Christian counseling if you have not been there already.
Can I Become a Christian Counselor?
Our students come to us with a variety of backgrounds. Clergy and laymen, counselors and teachers, wonderful Christians seeking to better equip themselves to truly help others. Whether you have a GED or a PhD, if you are called to become a Christian counselor, you will be pleased to find an abundance of high quality resources that are certain to meet your needs and enhance your ability to really help others.
Understanding that we are God-created beings is the first step toward helping others when things go wrong:
13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
When a problem develops with a man-created object, we seek out those who made it in the first place as the primary source for correcting difficulties. If your automobile has a problem, whom do you look to for repairs? Seeking God is the answer to our problems.
Pastoral Counseling Center will help you become a Christian counselor by teaching you a method of counseling that is Biblically sound, highly effective and not difficult to master. Called Creation Therapy, or "Temperament Therapy" it is based on discerning the inborn temperament God provides each of us when we are created. The nature of a person's temperament can hold the key to helping people find Godly solutions to their problems.
The students of Pastoral Counseling Center come from all walks of life, Many are already ordained ministers. Some are young, others mature and retired from secular work. The primary requirement for becoming a Christian Counselor is having a desire in your heart to really help others. There are questions on our application that will help us understand your history. While not everyone who applies is admitted, the primary requirements are having a servant's heart, a willingness to help others, and a call from God. If you have truly been called, God will make your path.
Four Steps To Become A Christian
- Successfully complete the required courses for the credentials and degree you seek..
- Complete a practicum with supervision from your board certified supervisor.
- Complete the paperwork requirements such as references and a background check.
- Be credentialed as a Minister of Christian Counseling
Pastoral Counseling Center will help you earn your Christian counseling credentials every step of the way. You will learn a proven method of Christian counseling , obtain an NCCA authorization and certification in Christian counseling and qualify yourself to enter the ministry of counseling.