Counseling for LIFE

An 8-week course designed to equip the attendee on how to counsel people through the everyday issues of life in a way that is honoring to Christ. Attendees will learn the goals of counseling and practical tips on how to give people godly counsel.

Class Objectives

To teach the basic principles behind counseling and our goal as the counselor.

Class Structure

Class Time

  • 1 hr Study/Lecture
  • 30 Minutes of Q&A
  • 1.5 hr total

Class Style

  • Topical Teaching

Textbooks

   The Bible

Class Schedule

Please have a look at the course schedule below

Week One – The Goal of Counseling

  • What counseling is not and other misconceptions
  • What is the goal of counseling?
  • Christ our Counselor

Week Two – The Counselor’s tools

  • The word of God in Counseling
  • The necessity of Prayer in Counseling
  • The Holy Spirit and Counseling

Week Three – Guidelines for Counseling

  • What does the process look like?
  • The counselor as a listener
  • Counseling the Opposite Gender

Week Four – Counseling and Unbeliever

  • How does it differ?
  • Do I still counsel them the same way?
  • What is my goal?

Week Five – Counseling Couples

  • Tips for counseling couples
  • Marriage and family issues
  • Dangers in couples counseling

Week Six – Counseling Children

  • Tips for counseling children
  • Unique issues to be aware of and how to deal with them
  • How much do I share with their parents?

Week Seven – Navigating Opposition

  • What if they don’t want to hear what I’m saying?
  • Tips for keeping people calm
  • What if my counsel appears to make things worse?

Week Eight – When to Stop Counseling / Resources in Counseling

  • How do I know when I should stop counseling someone?
  • What should I do when I am out of my depth (mental health issues, issues requiring professional help, etc…)
  • What resources would you recommend in counseling?

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