Ministry, Counseling and Life Coach Certifications

Certifications are for those wishing to learn to minister or counsel more effectively as a pastor, evangelist, youth minister, childrens minister, a lay counselor, marriage and family therapist, an addictions counselor or study to be a Bible-based life coach, or to add a biblical counseling perspective to an already established counseling or life coaching practice. In many of these situations it will be beneficial to have verification or certification that you have been adequately trained. In order to meet this need we have established ministry and counseling certification programs.  This program may also serve as a step toward earning a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Christian ministry or counseling since each of the required courses may also be upgraded for college cretit toward a degree.  Unless you have a degree you should not charge a fee for your counseling since you will most likely be unable to obtain counseling liability insurance and most church liability insurance does not cover you if you charge counseling fees. Although there could possibly be some liability, it is not unusual for life coaches to charge fees without a degree or liability insurance.

 

CERTIFICATION THROUGH OUR RESIDENCE SCHOOL IN WICHITA

If you live within driving distance of Wichita, Kansas, you can complete your certification at our residence campus at Word of Life Counseling Ministry and Training Institute. It is always advantageous to take classes in residence because it is easier to ask questions, you get the benefit of the discussion after the lectures, and we can provide support group experience, group supervision, ministry expereince, counseling facilities, and clients at Word of Life Counseling Center. This is also the most cost-effective way to earn your certification because individual rather than group supervision requires an additional fee.

 

CERTIFICATION THROUGH DVD HOME STUDY

Another way to obtain your degree is through our home DVD program. Purchasing the actual DVDs allow you to take your courses at your own pace and watch the lectures when you want to without high speed access to the Internet. DVDs also provide a larger presentation of the classes on your TV or computer and can be used for group study if some of your friends or church members are taking the same program. However, this method of study costs slightly more because you must purchase the DVDs for each course. Of course, the instructors are available by E-mail to answer any of your questions. Your practicum supervision can be provided by E-mail with one of our counselors, however, there is an additional fee and you will be responsible to obtain your own clients in your church or community.

  

CERTIFICATION THROUGH OUR E-SCHOOL

If you do not live within driving distance of our campus in Wichita but do have have high speed Internet access, you can take our classes on-line. Of course, our instructors are available by E-mail to answer any of your questions. Your practicum supervision can be provided E-mail by one of our counselors, however, there is an additional fee and you will be responsible to obtain your own clients in your church or community.

 

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We Offer Both Ministry and Counseling Certifications

MINISTRY CERTIFICATION

Certification as a Christian minister is for those seeking to be ordained or licensed as a pastor or minister, evangelist, yourth minister, children's minister or outreach leader.  Certification requires completion of five ministry and on counseling course, and a practium covering 10 ministry areas.

 

PASTORAL CERTIFICATION

Pastoral Counseling Certification is for ordained or licensed ministers, or for those currently in training to become a pastor or minister. Certification requires successful completion of Faith Therapy, Effective Counseling and Coaching Skills, Transformation, Revelations, Principles of Life, and a 30 hour counseling practicum.

  

LAY COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION

Certification as a lay counselor is for those who are not pastors but who wish to assist their pastor in counseling people at the lay (or non-pastoral) level. Lay counselors do not charge for their counseling but see it as a ministry to the church and especially to those who cannot afford to pay for counseling. More difficult cases are normally referred to the pastor or a degreed Christian counselor. The required courses are the same: Faith Therapy, Effective Counseling and Coaching Skills, Transformation, Revelations, Principles of Life, and a 30 hour counseling practicum.

 

ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR 

  

Certification as an addictions counselor is for those who are not pastors but who wish to assist their pastor in counseling people at the lay (or non-pastoral) level who are stuggling with addictions. Like lay counselors, addictions counselors do not charge for their counseling but see it as a ministry to the church and especially to those who cannot afford to pay for counseling. More difficult cases are normally referred to the pastor or a degreed Christian counselor. The required courses are : Faith Therapy, Effective Counseling and Coaching Skills, Transformation, Counseling Addictions, Counseling Codependency, and a 30 hour counseling practicum.

 

MARRIAGE/FAMILY CERTIFICATION

 

Certification as a Marriage and Family Counselor is for those who are not pastors but who wish to assist their pastor in counseling people at the lay (or non-pastoral) level who are stuggling with marraige and family issues. Like lay counselors, Marraige and Family Lay Counselors do not charge for their counseling but see it as a ministry to the church and especially to those who cannot afford to pay for counseling. More difficult cases are normally referred to the pastor or a degreed Christian counselor. The required courses are : Faith Therapy, Effective Counseling and Coaching Skills, Transformation, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Counseling Domestic Violence (Anger Management, Domestic Violence and Abuse) and a 30 hour counseling practicum.

 

BIBLE-BASED LIFE COACH CERTIFICATION

 

Certification as a Bible-based life coach is for those who are primarily interested in the ministry of discipleship or mentoring. Bible-based coaches provide assistance in spiritual growth, the development of Christian character, determining a specific calling, and helping clients accomplish what God has called them to do in his life as effectively and successfully as possible. Bible-based coaches are trained, experienced, reasonably mature Christians who personally mentor others in their Christian life helping them to determine God’s direction for their life, praying for them, and taking a personal interest in their success in running their race on this earth. The required courses are Mentoring and Life Coaching, Effective Counseling and Coaching Skills, Faith Therapy, Revelations, Principles of Life, and a 15 hour coaching practicum.

 

For requirements, courses, and fees for each certification please select the appropriate link on the right.

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LOGOS Christian College and Graduate School that grants our degrees has been accepted by the State of Florida as a university and has changed it's name to LOGOS University. Degrees granted after June 1, 2014 will bear this name.

 

We have now added a new overview course that we recorded in India this last summer.  It is listed as Addictions for India and is a combination of material on addictions from Faith Therapy, Transformation, Counseling Addictions, and Group Counseling adapted for developing countries.    

 

Due to the large amount of Emails we receive daily, we have added a new Email specifically for students to submit papers and final exams for grading.  It is submit@freechristian

counselingtraining.com.  

You can now obtain eight of the sound tracks of our counseling courses pre-loaded on a RCA MP3 player for 

$1 per class ($80.00) on our bookstore flash drive page.

You can now obtain our video and audio files on a flash drive or download the counseling certification courses as audio MP3s.  Our bookstore now offers direct links to buy books from Amazon.com at significantly lower prices.

 

You now can access the Faith Therapy material from the books and videos by topic by following that link to our newly updated ministry and resource website 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.  

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