Word of Life Counseling Training Institute began as a natural outgrowth of the expansion of Word of Life Church to include support groups, a counseling center, and a drug and alcohol outpatient clinic in 1994. Because of a lack of truly Bible-based counseling training in this area, Word of Life joined with Logos Christian College and Graduate School (now named LOGOS University) as an extension campus to begin developing a training program to meet this need and insure an ongoing resource of Biblically-trained counselors.
In concordance with the Logos Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy, Logos University admits students of any race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administered programs.
To train the body of Christ to more effectively help the spiritually unfulfilled, underachieving, emotionally and psychologically hurting people in our churches and in our society.
The Faith Therapy Curriculum was developed over a period of years based on a new methodology developed at Word of Life Institute but expanded to cover all of the most important topics commonly encountered in the church counseling and life coaching environment. Currently the unique portion of this curriculum consists of four books and 16 video courses. It provides both self-help resources for individuals and college curriculum for effectively training Christian counselors and Bible-based life coaches.
Over the years and with quit a number of graduates, not only has this curriculum proven to be very easy to teach and implement in churches, but it has proven to be an extremely effective and an appropriate means of evangelism in this culture and for missions in other cultures. All of our methodology directly includes evangelism since without salvation by faith the best that counseling can do is make more effective participants for the rat race of life and does nothing to prepare them for eternity.
Because to the need for and demand for Bible-based counseling throughout the world, Word of Life Institute has reached out to meet these needs through this website, seminars, a developing country scholarship and an active program to begin counseling training centers where the demand is greatest. At this time this outreach is primarily to English speaking, Christian nations where our books and videos can be most effectively used. We now have our drug and alcohol videos translated into Slovak, Swahili and Arabic.