All in-person biblical counseling training has been cancelled until further notice. For the most updated information on how we are gathering as a church body, go to the GCV Gather Again page. Go to our GCV News page for the most current ministry information during the transition out of shelter in place.
Our biblical counseling ministry serves those who want to learn about biblical counseling as well as those who need biblical counseling. Biblical counseling trains the church to do the work of biblical counseling, while also offering biblical counseling to church members and our community. Biblical counseling exists because Christians are broken and need help, and because other Christians love them and know God’s Word is the solution.
We are committed to training people to serve the church through biblical counseling. There are two Biblical Counseling Intensive courses offered for 2020.
Counseling Intensive Track 1 | begins January 26, 2020
Meets 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, 4:00-5:30 pm
Suggested donation of $40 to cover the class materials
Are you interested in detailed teaching about biblical counseling? Join us for our year 1 intensive counseling class that meets on the last Sunday of the month throughout the whole year. Year 1 covers what biblical counseling is, general principles for counseling, and several specific topics such as peacemaking, anger, anxiety, fear, and tempation. You’ll watch around an hour and a half of videos on your own during the month, as well as getting additional teaching in the monthly class where you’ll also have a chance to ask questions about counseling and interact about the videos you’ve watched.
Counseling Intensive Track 2 | begins Fall of 2020
Suggested donation of $40 to cover the class materials.
Year 2 of our intensive counseling class moves into family counseling, with video sessions on marriage and parenting as well some general sessions on idols, mental illness, and the will of God. Year 2 follows the same format as year 1, with videos to watch during the month and then group discussion and teaching at the monthly class.
We would love to have more people equipped to counsel. If you love discipleship; are good at explaining the Bible; love other people; are good at analyzing, problem solving, and listening; or are courageous to speak the truth in love, we’d love to talk to you! You can email David Morris for more information.