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The Biblical Counseling and Coaching Institute (BCCI) is the training organization of the Relational Impact Group. BCCI is committed to offering high quality training for individuals and groups who want to be equipped in soul care. We believe that God has designed and gifted the Body of Christ, each member with unique gifts,  to provide support and care to each other. (1 Cor. 12).

The Lord may certainly be calling you into the soul care ministry. If so, this training program is for you!

This course is designed to give participants a full introduction to Biblical Counseling, with the option to receive National Certification as a Biblical Counselor with the International Association of Biblical Counselors.

If you want to learn how to overcome personal struggles and better help others in their times of struggle, then the Relational Impact Group’s Counseling and Discipleship Training is for you.

Classes are held on Monday nights from 6:30-9:30pm. If you desire to pursue certification as a Biblical Counselor, you will need to complete phase 2 and phase 3 of the program.

If you have questions, please contact us by email at relationalimpactgroup@gmail.com or give us a call at 210.636.1776.

WHY BECOME A BIBLICAL COUNSELOR?

The Biblical Counseling and Coaching Training is personal growth journey that will impact your life like nothing else. If you want to learn how to overcome personal struggles and better help others in their times of struggle, then this Training is for you.

Everyone gives counsel to others. It may be to a friend over coffee or over the phone; it may be a marriage on the brink of divorce or difficult issues with a child or a parent. You may be involved in a mentoring or discipleship relationship where you are looked to for counsel. Whatever the case, this training will help equip you to be a better friend, mentor, and counselor.

You will learn the basic fundamentals of Biblical counseling and how to apply them in real life. You will learn to discern the root systems of problems and the Biblical approach to solving them. You will see that God’s Word has answers for every situation we face in life.

 

WHAT CLASSES WILL I TAKE?

You’ll take 15 class ranging on a variety of counseling information and issues. Click here to view the full course schedule.

HOW MANY CLASSES CAN I MISS?

You must attend 12 classes (24 hours) in person to complete the course. Thus, you  are allowed to make up 3 classes (6 hours) via our Independent Study Program.

CAN I GET A REFUND?

Although we cannot give refunds for registration, you may transfer your registration to someone. This needs to be approved by The Relational Impact Group.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I'M DONE?

If you choose to finish each phase, you’ll be a Certified Biblical Counselor with extensive training at an affordable price of under $1,200. What an exciting and fulfilling ministry you’re embarking on!

30 TRAINING HOURS
15 WEEK COURSE
FULL CERTIFICATION OPTION
PHASE 1 - Fall Semester 25%
PHASE 2 - Counseling & Theology Exams 50%
PHASE 3 - 50 Hours Supervised Counseling 75%
CERTIFICATION - National Certification with the IABC 100%
  • Application Fees
    $100
    • In addition to semester tuition
    • Application fees from IABC
    • Full background check
  • Books
    $30 - $60
    • In addition to semester tuition
    • Books for homework assignments
    • Training manual hard copy ($40)
  • Supervision Fee
    $500
    • In addition to semester tuition
    • Counselor supervision fee
    • 50 supervised hours

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COURSE SCHEDULE

Module 1

Register for Module 1

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

August 14, 2017  (Monday Night 6:30-9:30pm)

  • 101 – Why Biblical Counseling?
  • 102 – Foundational Principles
  • 103 – Psychology and Biblical Counseling

August 21, 2017

  • 104 – How People Change – Pt. 1
  • 105 – How People Change – Pt. 2
  • 106 – How People Change – Pt. 3

Homework

  • Listen to Soul Stewardship Series before next workshop
  • Read Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul David Tripp
Module 2

Register for Module 2

Practical Approaches to Counseling

August 28, 2017 

  • 201 – Gathering Data and Understanding Problems from a Biblical Perspective
  • 202 – Finding Root Sources
  • 203 – Connecting with a Counselee (The Importance of Trust)

September 11, 2017

  • 204 – Giving Hope and a Practical Overall Plan
  • 205 – The Importance of Homework
  • 206 – Staying on Task

Homework 

  • Required Reading:  Curing the Heart by Howard Eyrich and Bill Hines
Module 3

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A Close Look at Marriage

September 18, 2017

  • 301 – God’s Purpose for Marriage
  • 302 – Roles of Husband and Wife
  • 303 – Communication

September 25, 2017

  • 304 – Resolving Conflict
  • 305 – Physical Intimacy in Marriage
  • 306 – Managing Your Marriage

Homework

  • Required Reading: Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas
Module 4

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Priority Parenting

October 2, 2017

  • 401 – Why are You a Parent?
  • 402 – Parenting Priorities
  • 403 – Influences

October 9, 2017

  • 404 – Practical Child Training
  • 405 – Dating and Parental Stewardship
  • 406 – Dealing with an Empty Nest

Homework

  • Required Reading: Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas
Module 5

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Common Issues in Counseling

October 16, 2017

  • 501 – Forgiveness, Guilt and Repentance
  • 502 – Anger
  • 503 – Depression

October 23, 2017

  •  504 – Stress and Worry
  • 505 – Sexual Sin
  • 506 – Counseling Cases

Required Reading

  • Theology of Christian Counseling by Jay Adams
Resources
View our list of required reading (for training modules) and other recommended reading.
Brochure
View our Biblical Counseling brochure that gives an overview of the program.