These course courses are prerequisites to receiving a Bachelor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling.
BBC167M8C1 Forgiveness (3 credit hours) - Buy the book here.
This is an introduction to active and practical Forgiveness. Dr. John MacArthur has stated this best when he said, "We never act more like God than when we forgive." Forgiveness is the bottom line of the Christian faith. As Jesus spoke these words, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do", our lives were forever changed!
EDU377M8C2 Education and the Sociology of Religion from Early Childhood to Adult (3 credit hours)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to current issues facing families and children. Students will learn to think critically about information and sources of information and they will develop skills in evaluating research relevant to their lives. Observations and field experiences may be required based on the issue being explored. This course explores child development, adolescent and emergent adult, and adult and aging development within the context of the family and a focus on significant life transitions. Topics will include discussions on the physiological, psychological, and social aspects of human sexual development throughout the life span. This course exposes students to a variety of contrasting theoretical models underlying both individual and group practice in social work. Through case studies, demonstrations, small-group discussions, experiential activities, students are assisted to critically evaluate the practical applications of contemporary social work perspectives.
CC415M8C3 Human Development (3 credit hours) - Buy the book here.
This course is an introduction to human development from the perspective of physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. The course offers a broad overview of perspectives, principles, theories, and research findings associated with the field of human life-span development. The aim of the course is to provide a foundation of knowledge that will help the student become a more effective counselor, educator, and leader. This course is designed to introduce students to the major theories of family pathology. They will compare the structures, rules, and communication styles of healthy and dysfunctional families based on major family theories. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to compare biblical concepts of family life with various theoretical perspectives.
CC101M8C4 Sociology of Marriage and Family Life (3 credit hours) - Buy the book here.
This course provides a careful examination of the modern problems inherent in marital and family relationships; offers suggestions for treatment on an individual and church-wide basis; and provides numerous counseling resources. This course introduces basic sociological research in the area of marriage and family, helping students become familiar with topics of concern to area specialists. It also examines the dynamics of family relationships so that material can be useful to students in their own lives. In general, the emphasis is on family strengths and differences as well as family problems.