The Pastoral Counseling Center provides courses and instruction that lead to a Christian Counseling degree. Following an open admission, distance learning protocol, the educational programs impart an effective method of Christian counseling based on the Bible and the created nature of each individual as evidenced in the temperament. Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Christian counseling degrees are available as well as Christian counseling credentials including a Christian Counselors License from the NCCA.
Growing Need For Christian Counselors
There is a significant and expanding need for caring, well-trained Christian Counselors.
Many Christians have
discovered that Christian Counseling is more consistent with their
beliefs than secular
counseling, and can provide real solutions to the problems that face
Every day, Christians seek counsel from representatives of their faith. Will you be there to help them with sound encouragement?
Christian counselors pray with their clients, offering Biblically sound insight and counsel. Thankfully, they are not obligated to suggest behaviors that are inconsistent with the Bible.
Different Kinds of Christian Counselors
There are Christians from many different backgrounds who are led to Pastoral Counseling Center. Whether you are a pastor, lay counselor, professional mental health worker or simply called by God to help others, you will find excellent, relevant coursework and guidance that will help you answer God's call on your life to be a part of the Christian Counseling ministry.
Pastors are often asked to provide counsel, but few have had the opportunity to be educated in this area of ministry. The NCCA courses offered are designed to provide Pastors with a solid education in Christian counseling. If you are a pastor, you will enjoy the good company of many pastors, and your flock will thank you. God bless you.
Many state licensed, secular counselors find that they cannot ethically serve both God and the state. Resolutions to your issues of conscience and ethics may be found in Christian counseling. You are welcome and not alone.
Possibly you have simply been called to become a Professional Christian Counselor. If you know in your heart this is what you are called to do, you will find Christian Counseling Master's Degrees, Doctorates, and an abundance of professional education that will help you gain the education, credentials and the means to enter the Ministry of Christian Counseling . You will find dedicated, caring Christians eager to help you achieve your goals.
Professional Christian Counseling - Earnings
Professional Christian Counselors may earn above average incomes as a result of the high demand for their services and the scarcity of trained professionals. God promises to meet our physical needs as we follow His direction. However, Christian counseling is truly a ministry: if you are simply looking for a job, this is not for you. You rewards will be in proportion to the value of the service you render.
Temperament Model and the NCCA
The Christian Pastoral Counseling model we offer is provided by the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA). It is based on the Scripture and the God-given temperament. This comprehensive model provides both a powerful, accurate client assessment tool and an effective framework for creating treatment plans. In the hands of a trained Christian Pastoral Counselor, it provides a reliable, insightful treatment model with excellent success rates.
Students come to us with a wide variety of educational backgrounds. The minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma.
If you are already college educated and are seeking a Christian Master's or Doctoral degree, you will find high quality educational materials as well as well-experienced practical supervision to guide you to become the professional the Lord has called you to be.
Many of our students come to us already holding valid ministerial credentials. However, if you do not, there is no need to worry. A ministerial credential is not required for admission. A Christian Ministerial Credential is required to complete any NCCA program. We are here to help you gain an appropriate credential if you need one. Regardless of you educational background, there is a program designed to meet your needs as a Christian counselor.
Self-Paced with No Strict Time Limit
You may gain your education in concert with the other demands of your life and ministry. You may start and stop as you wish. The time limits are generous and flexible. Most students find the courses so engaging that they are done in a remarkably short time. A student seeking an advanced degree is typically with us from one to two years.
Two Distinct Distance Learning Formats
Traditional Home Study: All of the coursework is available in printed form, mailed to you.
Electronic Coursework: Courses are also available as text (.pdf) files that can be printed, transferred to an electronic reader, and searched for reference purposes. This format is used for all non-US students and is gaining popularity with domestic students.
Accumulating significant debt while gaining an education may not be God's best. Your courses, while of high quality, are very modestly priced. And with the convenient automatic payment program, anyone who can budget as little as $299/month can earn themselves an education in Christian Counseling. Imagine what a blessing it would be to graduate with a Christian Master's Degree or a PhD without a mountain of debt! Also, be sure to consider our money saving starter bundles when you are ready to begin.
Your Own Personal Mentor
Counseling is a discipline that requires a significant amount of personal training. Pastoral Counseling Center offers you the highest quality supervision for your educational experience. Dr. Young has been a professional counselor for 30 years. Her experience includes significant experience as a secular counselor followed by a successful career as a Christian counselor. She is eager to share her experience and insight to help you answer God's call. Supervision is provided via email, the telephone and video chat. The quality of the mentoring experience is one of the primary factors that differentiates Pastoral Counseling Center.
About The Ministry
Pastoral Counseling Center is a Certified Academic Institution of the National Christian Counseling Association (NCCA) and is dedicated to educating Christians for the Ministry of Pastoral Counseling. Through its 13 year relationship with the NCCA and the various associated Colleges and Universities, it trains, interns, credentials, guides, and helps students gain degrees in Christian Counseling. You are invited to join us in this important work.
How To Begin
Please take some time to browse the website.
The first 4 items on the menu at left are designed to provide you with most of the answers you seek:
Then select a program that suits you. Here is a list of programs.
Make notes as you go. When you have a list of questions, don't hesitate to get them answered. You may either call us (941)-756-2232 or use the form below to email your questions. We will do our best to respond promptly. When you are ready to begin, fill out an application and order your first semester's coursework.
How To Apply
In an effort to keep your costs as low as possible, there is no application fee. Instead, we offer you special discounted prices on coursework in order to help you get started.
Please review the various programs and decide which one is the best fit for you. If this prompts more questions, call or email.
To begin your education, please fill out an application. It will be reviewed promptly. Since all of our programs share a common foundation, you may order your first courses with confidence when you apply. For the Application - Click Here
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