Biblical Counseling | West Coast Baptist College

Biblical Counseling

Students choosing the Biblical Counseling proficiency may use it with any major. Students will learn to identify human needs and problems, gain skills in getting to the root issues, and give hope and provide solutions through biblically based content and methodology.

Course ID Credit Hours Course
BC 221 3

Counseling Youth Conflicts

Counseling Youth Conflicts will address contemporary issues facing those who work with teenagers. This course will identify some of the issues young people make and seek to uncover ways of helping youth overcome these issues.

BC 222 3

Preventative Youth Counseling

This course addresses topics pertaining to preventative counsel for teenagers and their parents and explores the most effective ways to prepare teens for the more common challenges and transitions of life. The knowledge and skills presented are most relevant for the Christian young adult but are applicable to any teen. Some of the core topics covered in this course include having a biblical perspective in life, making wise decisions, understanding God's will, and engaging in mature relationships.

BC 231 1

Counseling Life-Dominating Problems

This course requires PT 106 Introduction to Biblical Counseling as a prerequisite. A life-dominating problem is a sin that controls every area of a person's life, trapping them in a prison of bondage, to where every part of their life is affected by this problem. This course is designed to show the student how these problems develop, what the source of these problems is, and how to overcome them through spiritual warfare.

BC 301 3

Local Church Counseling 1

This course will help the student understand the process of counseling within the context of the local church. Counseling involves leading people to Christ, and then teaching them in the Word of God to reach Christ-like maturity. The course endeavors to show the student how effective Christian counseling can be accomplished through the ministry of the local church.

BC 302 2

Local Church Counseling 2

This course is a continuation of Local Church Counseling 1. However, BC 301 is not a prerequisite for the course. In this course, we will deal with additional areas and issues that confront the staff member of a local church. In this course, we will focus on the areas of vocation, middle age, old age, sexual issues, inter-personal relations, and finances.

PT 106 2

Intro. to Biblical Counseling

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of basic biblical counseling, emphasizing Scriptural prescriptions for man's physical, mental, and spiritual needs.

PT 317 2

Counseling Women

This course is designed to help ladies learn how to give biblical counsel to other ladies. This course is designed for any lady preparing for a lifetime of Christian service, as well as those ladies who may not be called to full-time ministry, but desire to be a help in their respective churches.

PT 401 2

Pastoral Counseling

This will be an in-depth look at the counseling responsibilities of the pastor. It will include a study of the techniques to be used to provide biblical counsel to those who are hurting and in need of guidance. It will also discuss the precautions that need to be taken by a pastor and staff when counseling.

PT 402 2

Christian Ministry Counseling

This will be an in-depth look at the counseling responsibilities of Christian leaders. It will include a study of the techniques to be used to provide biblical counsel to those who are hurting and in need of guidance. It will also discuss the precautions that need to be taken by a Christian leader when counseling.

YM 202 2

Youth/Parent Counseling

This class is designed to train youth pastors, youth pastor's wives and teen workers with the ability to counsel both the teen and parent in difficult situations.

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Key Faculty

Dr. John Goetsch

Executive Vice President