The mission statement of Calvary University is as follows: “[to prepare] Christians to live and serve in the church and the world according to a biblical worldview…” The Biblical Counseling Department’s goal for our students has always been to keep our courses engaging, and challenging, so that wherever they go they will be able to rightly handle God’s word, and be fully equipped to think critically about the issues in our ever-changing world, and glorify God where He leads them.
In keeping with this objective at Calvary University the Biblical Counseling Department is proud to announce two NEW courses we will be offering for Spring 2018 that will highlight, and strengthen this mission: Ethics in Biblical Counseling and Theological Foundations of Biblical Counseling.
Ethics in Biblical Counseling will explore some of the following questions: Why is it important to have a Biblical counseling ethic? What types of problems does it create when one does not consider an ethic when they are serving their counselees? How do the Scriptures relate to what the Biblical counselor does in the session, such as informed consent, and confidentiality? These questions, and more, will be answered in this course. Students will be confident that not they are not only acting ethically, but biblically, in how they serve their counselees as a Biblical counselor.
Theological Foundations of Biblical Counseling will examine the theological foundations of Scripture in contrast to worldview of Secular-Humanism and Postmodernism. This course will not only make the case that the Biblical theological foundation is incompatible to the Secular-Humanistic foundation in the area of counseling, but why it is incompatible. In addition, this course will also explore the similarities and differences between counseling from a Dispensational system and a Reformed system. At the end of this course the student will be able to examine other worldviews in light of God’s word, and observe how having a biblical theology is essential to not only how the student is to counsel biblically, but why the student is to counsel biblically.
If you would like to know more about these courses, or any other classes that are in our program, please contact us! We are excited about offering these two new courses to our students at Calvary; as we desire to serve our students, and for the glory of God!