Christian Ministry and Counseling Training

     Welcome to our combined website for FreeChristianMinistryTraining.com and FreeChristianCounselingTraining.com where we offer free in-depth, Bible-based Christian ministry and Christian counseling video training, low-cost certifications, and degrees in Christian ministry and counseling through Logos University.  To watch the free videos select the direct link on the right and watch the video courses on the syllabus page for each course listed to the right of that page.  The slide show below will start automatically and does not have sound.

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The desperate need for Christian ministry, counseling and life coaching training.

Christian counseling is desparte needed in the Church.
The need for Christ

America and much of the world is becoming biblically illiterate and it is having an affect on our society.  Nearly one-half of marriages end in divorce, at least one-fourth of the women have been sexually or physically abused, at least one-fourth of the members of our society are codependent, and one out of ten are chemically dependent.  Almost everyone knows someone who is in desperate need of help. Unfortunately, these statistics apply in the church as well as in society. Consequently, every Christian needs at least a basic knowledge of how to effectively help these hurting people, and every church needs at least a pastor who is also qualified to counsel, trained youth and children's ministers, evangelists to reach the lost, a certified or degreed counselor to assist him with long term difficult cases, and a Bible-based life coach to help members of the congregation find and fulfill their callings.

There are four levels of Christian ministry and counseling training:

A. Basic ministry and counseling training is appropriate for every Christian. It is provided free through the video courses on this website. 

B. Certification provides a higher level of training and practical Christian ministry and counseling experience for pastors, evangelists, youth ministers, children's ministers, lay counselors, addictions counselors, marriage and family counselors and life coaches who feel called to these ministries. For more information select the Certifications link on this page. 

Obtaining a college degree from Logos Christiatn College.
Obtaining a counselig degree

C. A Christian bachelor's and master's degrees are for those called to a part or fulltime paid ministry or counseling position in the church. A state license is not required to do Christian ministry or counseling as an ordained or licensed minister or as part of an official program of a church. Unless you are an ordained pastor a degree is required in most cases to obtain counseling liability insurance, a necessity to cover yourself if counseling fees are charged. For more information select the College Degree link on this page.

D. A state counseling license can only be obtained through secular counseling training to obtain at least a master's degree at a regionally accredited university or college. You must meet the requirements of your state of residence so that you can accept third party health insurance payments for your services to clients. Of course, additional Christian counseling training should also be obtained in order to effectively counsel in a church environment.

There are three basic methods of obtaining counseling training.

A. In residence or on-site training. Basic ministry and counseling certification courses are offered on Saturday on location in residence at Word of Life Counseling Training Institute in Wichita, Kansas each year. In residence training is most ideal because you have direct access to the instructors and we can provide face-to-face supervision, ministry expereinice, counseling facilities and clients at Word of Life Counseling Center and church. You also are involved in the discussion and can ask questions during and after the lectures. All courses can be taken for a certification or bachelor's or master's degree. For more information select the Course Credit, Certifications or College Degree links on the top of this page. If you would like more information on our residence program or a free brochure call 316-619-5589 or E-mail us at treiner@wolm.org. Below is the current residence class schedule.

 

Residence students at Work Of Life Counseling Training Institute
Residence students


 

Word of Life Counseling Training Institute in Residence   
2014-2015 School Year        
Saturday Class Schedule

           

Fall Trimester  

(Sept 13-Nov 22)

 

9:00-10:30 THE630 Hermeneutics (Bible Study)

10:30-12:00 SYS610 Bible Doctrines

Lunch

1:00-2:30 CNS530 Faith Therapy

2:30-4:00 CNS832 Theophostic Ministry I    

5:00-6:30 RES696 Support Groups

 

 

Winter Trimester 

(Dec 6-20, Jan 3-Feb 21)

 

9:00-10:30 PRE601 Homiletics (Preaching) 

10:30-12:00 PTH614 Pastoral Care  

Lunch

1:00-2:30 CNS631 Effective Counseling  Skills

2:30-4:00 Theophostic Ministry II

5:00-6:30 RES696 Support Groups

 

 

Spring Trimester

(Mar 7-March 28, Apr 11-May 23)

 

9:00-10:30 BBS500 Church Administration

10:30-12:00 CNS632 Transformation

 Lunch

1:00-2:30 PTH605 Revelations That Set You Free 

2:30-4:00 CNS531 Principles for Life  

5:00-6:30 RES696 Support Groups

 

 

 
Couses via DVDs and books
DVDs and Books

B. By home study using DVDs, flash drives, or MP3s. All of our courses can be taken at home by purchasing the courses on DVD's, flash drives, or  by downloading MP3s. These courses were video taped during actual in-residence class sessions. The drawbacks to this type of study is that you miss out on the class discussion, you must find some way to provide your own clients, and if you cannot attend our in-residence supervision sessions or find a qualified counselor near your location to supervise you, individual supervision must be provided via E-mail at submit@freechristiancounseling training.com. There is an additional charge for individual supervision. The advantage is that you can take courses at any time to fit your schedule even if you do not have high-speed Internet access.

 

C. On-line. Almost all of our classes are also available on-line. The only course not currently provided on-line on this website is Healing the Inner Man because Theophostic Prayer Ministry materials are copyrighted and are not available on-line at this time by that organization. However, this course can be taken via DVD. Again, the disadvantages of this type of study is that you miss out on the class discussion, you must find some way to provide your own clients, and if you cannot attend our in-residence supervision sessions or find a qualified counselor near your location to supervise you, individual supervision must be provided via E-mail at submit@freechristiancounselingtraining.com.  There is an additional charge for individual supervision. The advantage is that you can take courses at any time to fit your schedule.

 

Our Basic training on Christian Counseling is provided by The Just Shall Live by Faith Series of books and video courses.

This book explains Faith Therapy--using faith to to resolve basic counseling issues.
Faith Therapy Book

Faith Therapy--Understanding salvation by faith and resolving deeply-rooted problems. This book and course provide a psychological understanding of the process of salvation by faith, winning the trial of your faith, how to increase faith, how to assess faith, and how to apply it to meet our deepest needs for self-worth, significance, security, and love. It includes models for conquering the common problems of low self-image, pride, selfish desires, strife, fear, spiritual oppression, lust, and for developing healthy attachment. It is easily taught and applied in churches because it is completely based on the Bible.

This book deals with complex counseling models and issues.
Transformation Book

Transformation!--Biblical Models for counseling some of Life's most difficult and complex problems in the church. This book and course contains many new insights including a comprehensive plan for Christian counseling derived directly from the Bible, in-depth biblical answers for complex psychological problems based on the types and shadows interpretation of biblical stories, models and quick reference guides for counseling 20 of the most difficult problems in the church today including inferiority, abandoment, dysfunctional families, setting boundaries, six types of codependency, abuse, four types of addictions, bitterness, depression, grief, and suicide.

 

 

This book deals with the eight steps to spiritual maturity.
Revelations Book

Revelations That Will Set You Free--An eight step roadmap for spiritual growth. This book and course material includes a summary of biblical growth models and Old and New Testament revelations of the character of God, a comprehensive explanation of each of the eight steps of spiritual growth found in 2 Peter Chapter 1, and a biblical character model demonstrating how each is to be achieved so that you and others can grow spiritually and psychologically toward Christian maturity.

This book explains how to use biblical principles to build counseling plans.
Principles Book

Principles for Life--Using biblical principles to resolve problems not directly addressed in the Bible. This book and course explains 44 of the most important principles in the Bible from a psychological perspective and provides an in-depth method for developing counseling plans using biblical principles for common psychological problems based on Proverbs Chapter 3. This material includes a discussion of 13 classical methods of biblical change, a new model for understanding the human heart called "The Train of Psychological Wholeness," and techniques for applying biblical principles in counseling. It includes counseling plans and methods for treating anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions, compulsions, sexual abuse, domestic violence, marital problems, and Borderline Personality Disorder.

You may purchase these books from us on our Bookstore "Our Books Direct Sales" page or through Amazon.com by selecting the book below. By purchasing books through this website at Amazon.com you are also supporting this ministry.  

 

 

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 1 John 4:11

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     To more easily access important information use the direct links on the top right of this page.

 

     Word of Life Institute is now upgrading the quality of our counseling videos online via Vimeo.com and will be offering them on flash drives in high quality SD, HD720 and HD1080 formats when each course is completed.  Our bookstore now offers direct links to buy our books directly from us through our printer at very low prices and other books from Amazon.com at significantly lower prices.

 

     Our new residence ministry certification training is continuing and should be completed online by this summer. 

     You now can access the Faith Therapy material from our books and videos by topic by following the Answers by Topic link on this page to www.faiththerapy.org.


    Finally, on that website, you now have an opportunity to partner with us by donating to make this material freely available on the missions field even where adequate Internet connectivity is not available.  

From Our Students

"This class for me was transformational! Very practical illustrations of biblical principles. Fantastic!"

 

"During the presentation it all came so clear I got revelation. It was awesome."

 

"I'm not just saying outstanding to be nice!! Dr. Reiner brings new light to biblical stories. I loved all his models. Truly outstanding class."

 

"I can't even begin to explain the importance and value these classes have played in my life."