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CHRISTIAN COUNSELING COURSES

In this series of courses you will study the precepts of Bible-based Christian Counseling.
In the first course you will learn some basic practical counseling principles.  In the succeeding
courses you will build upon the basics and expand your ability to give clear, sound, Bible-
based counsel on a wide variety of subjects.  All of the courses in the series will be
bible-based and will afford you the opportunity to learn how to counsel God's
creatures using God's own precepts from His Word which is the owners
manual for the human race and all of the Creation.


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(Basic Training for)

Spiritual Warfare

   A study of the battles behind life's battles; and biblical instruction in:
      1. The only sure way to victory.
      2. God's promise of that victory.
      3. His way to accomplish that victory.

      To access the course, click the name or the dragon-slaying graphic above.


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Christian Counseling I.
(This is a Second Year Required Course)

  
Textbook                        Workbook                    

   Counseling is an area where most preachers and workers suffer from a woeful lack of proper training. In this course you will be taught some basic, practical, counseling principles.  You will not be a polished counselor when you finish this course but you will have some practical approaches as to how to help people with many of the typical problems faced by people in general. 
   In this course you will use the textbook, Practical Counseling Principles For Christians, by Dr. Jeff Owens.  You will also use the companion SLBC workbook, Christian Counseling, by Dr. T.E. VanBuskirk.

  • TESTING:  All section tests are closed book, which means you cannot use your textbook or any other study material nor have anyone help you while taking the section tests.  The Final Test is also a closed book test, which means you cannot use your textbook or any other study material nor have anyone help you while taking the Final Test.  The terms of a closed book test are explained on the Closed Book Test Contract form which must be submitted prior to taking each Closed Book Test.  You must submit a closed book test contract form before taking every test in this course in order to obtain the passwords needed to access the tests..
      If you fail a test, you should NOT attempt that test again on the same day.  You should spend a day restudying the textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and find all of the correct answers to the questions missed and then retake the test no sooner than the next day.  Repeat this process until you receive a passing score on the test.  Do not begin your study of the next lesson until you have passed the current test.

  • Course Record: We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the minimum attendance and other information for this course.

  • Attendance:
    - Suggested minimum Attendance for the course is 20 weeks.
    - Suggested minimum Attendance per Lesson is 3 weeks.
       (This requirement means that you should spend at least 3 hours, minimum 1 hour per week for 3 weeks, studying each lesson.  This is the minimum of study time suggested for proper study of the lesson.  You will be asked in the lesson tests if you have met this requirement.)
      Some lessons will require more study time than others.  To take more than 3 hours of study time per lesson is allowed but to take less than three hours of study time per lesson is not.  The necessity for more than three hours study time for some lessons is why there are extra weeks figured into the minimum suggested attendance for the course overall. Also, the extra weeks will give you a chance to go through the textbook and workbook at the end of this course and check to see that you have all of the correct answers in the workbook notes that you have written down or in the copy of the workbook that you downloaded and filled out during this course.
  • Study Instructions:
    1. Open the text book on your computer screen.
    2. Open the workbook on your computer screen.
        - You can study the textbook and the workbook side by side on your screen by sizing each one so you can view them both at the same time.
        - There are blanks in the workbook which you cannot fill in on the online workbook.
           They are there to make sure you are studying the textbook.
             You have two choices:
               a. You can fill in the blanks on a sheet of paper while you study the workbook and textbook.
               b. Or you can print the workbook and fill in the blanks on the printed copy.
       - You do not have to turn in your answers to us.  They are only for your own use.
    3. At the end of each section is a test button that you will click to return to this page and take the corresponding Lesson test.  The Lesson tests are listed below on this page.  Your attendance for the next lesson does not start until the day after you achieve a passing score on the previous lesson's test.
    4. You must read every scripture referenced in the textbook and in the workbook in your KJV.
        Reading the scriptures as they are quoted in the textbook or the workbook is not sufficient to meet this requirement.  To meet the requirement you must look up and read, in your KJV, every scripture referenced in the textbook and in the workbook.

  • Textbook: You must read the textbook in its entirety:  Practical Counseling Principles for Christians by Dr. Jeff Owens.  You must complete the matching workbook while reading this textbook.

    Textbook by sections matching the workbook sections. (Smaller files for faster downloads.)
    LESSON ONE    LESSON TWO    LESSON THREE    LESSON FOUR     LESSON FIVE
       
    If you would like to order a printed copy of the textbook direct from the author, click HERE to go to his website.  Once you are there, then click on "Online Store" in the right-hand Nav bar.

    Workbook by sections matching the textbook sections. (Smaller files for faster downloads.)
    LESSON ONE    LESSON TWO    LESSON THREE    LESSON FOUR     LESSON FIVE
    - There is no provision for you to fill in the blanks in the workbook online.
    - Write down your answers on paper.  The blanks are there to make sure you are studying the textbook.  You do not have to turn in the answers to us that you keep on paper.  They are for your own use.

    - If you want to keep a copy of the workbook for your own use you can download and print it and then fill in the blanks on your printed copy as you study the textbook.
    Click this link, Christian Counseling I. to download the workbook in one large pdf file for printing.

  • Lesson Tests:  (Click the links to go to the tests that correspond with each lesson.)
    -  
    All lesson tests are Closed Book, which means you must take them from memory alone.
    Before proceeding to each Lesson Test, you must submit a Closed Book Text Contract form in order to receive the password for that Lesson Test.  This link will take you to that form: Closed Book Test Contract Form

    Tests:
    TEST ONE      TEST TWO      TEST THREE      TEST FOUR      TEST FIVE

    -    Your attendance for the next lesson should not begin until the day after you have received a passing score on the previous lesson's test.
    -    If you fail a lesson test your should wait one day before retaking the test.  Use that day to restudy the material.
       You do not have to submit more than one Closed Book Test Contract form for each individual Lesson Test.  The password that you received for your first attempt will work on all following attempts of that same test.  You are bound by the terms of the first Closed Book Test Contract form submitted for each Lesson Test for all subsequent attempts to take that same test.

  • Course Record: We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the minimum attendance and other information for this course.

 

  • Correcting the workbook:
      
    Before you go on to the Final Test you are required to go through the textbook and workbook and make sure that you have all of the correct answers in the workbook notes that you have written down or in the copy of the workbook that you downloaded and filled out during this course.

  • FINAL TEST:
    - Final Test is Closed Book which means you cannot use your study materials for reference while taking the test.
    -
     Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, then you will need to submit a Closed Book Test Contract form to retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy the textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and then retake the final test on or after the next day.  Use one day to restudy the lesson materials before attempting the test again.  Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, whether you pass it or not, then you should review the
    textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  You may use the copies of the tests that were automatically sent to you to verify that you have found the correct answers in the study materials.  This process is suggested because it will afford you the best opportunity to gain the most from your study of this course.

 

FINAL TEST PROCEDURES
After you have finished the entire course.

You must submit a Closed Book Test Contract
form to receive the Password for the Final Test.
You cannot access the Final Test
without the password.


FINAL TEST
Final test is "closed book" i.e., you may not use
your study materials nor have any one help
you while you take the Final Test.


Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

Christian Counseling II.
Wilt Thou Be Made Whole?

 

This course will teach you how to take control of your life. One cannot control how long he will live, but he can sure determine HOW he will live.

    This course is an eight week counseling session which will enrich or change your life.  And, if you use the knowledge gained in this course in later counseling sessions where you are the counselor, you can use it to help others.  If you speed read the information contained in the textbook you probably will get a few helpful thoughts. If you read it carefully it may help you to live a more satisfying life. If you take the full eight weeks and follow the procedure that the author has outlined in the textbook then you will be well on your way to good mental health and happiness.

  • Prerequisite: You must have completed Christian Counseling I before you can take Christian Counseling II.

  • Attendance:
    - Suggested minimum Attendance for the course is 8 weeks.
    - Suggested minimum Attendance per Lesson is 1 week.
         Do not just read each lesson- study it and pray over it.
  • Study Instructions:
    1. Open the text book on your computer screen or download it to your computer.  You have permission to print the textbook should you want to study from a hard copy.
    2. Make sure you follow all of the instructions in the textbook exactly.
    3. At the end of each lesson is a daily declaration and a memory verse and questions.
        A. You are required to memorize the verse and repeat it out loud throughout the week and check the appropriate square in the Memory Verse block on each day that you have done so.  The Final Test will require that you quote each of the lesson memory verses from memory.
        B. The questions at the end of each lesson are to be answered each day during the week. Do not answer them at one setting at the end of the week.  You are required to complete each day's questions on the appropriate day during the week's attendance for the lesson: you are to answer Monday's questions on Monday; Tuesday's questions on Tuesday; Thursday's questions on Thursday; etc.; on through to the end of the week.
        C. Fill out the Commitment when you have completed the week's lesson.
    4. You must look up and read every scripture referenced in the textbook and in the workbook in your KJV.
        Reading the scriptures as they are quoted in the textbook or the workbook is not sufficient to meet this requirement.  To meet the requirement you must look up and read, in your KJV, every scripture referenced in the textbook and in the workbook.

  • TESTS
    You will only have two tests in this course- the test for Introduction/Lesson One and the Final Test.

  • NOTE: We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the minimum attendance and other information for this course.  

  • Introduction/Lesson One Test
    Return to this current page after completing the required one week of attendance and after reading the Introduction and completing all of the exercises in Lesson One and take this test.  Click the following link to access the Introduction/Lesson One Test.
       There will be no other tests until the Final Test.  In the place of further tests you are to complete all exercises in the Textbook.

  • Textbook: You must read and complete the textbook in its entirety:
    Click the title link to access the textbook,  Wilt Thou Be Made Whole by Dr. James Wilkins.

  • FINAL TEST:
    - Final Test is Closed Book which means you cannot use your study materials for reference while taking the test.
    -
     Once you have completed all sections of the textbook you will submit a Closed Book Test Contract form to retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.
    If you fail the final test then it is suggested that you restudy the textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and then retake the final test on or after the next day.  Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    Passing score on the Final Test
    is 100%.

 

FINAL TEST PROCEDURES
To be followed after you have finished the entire course.

You must submit a Closed Book Test Contract form
to receive the Password for the Final Test.  You
cannot access the Final Test without
the password.


FINAL TEST
Final test is "closed book" i.e., you may not use
your study materials nor have any one help
you while you take the Final Test.  You
will be asked to quote the memory
verses from the textbook.


Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

Christian Counseling III.
Healing Words for Lonely People

 

In this course you will learn the biblical way of dealing with loneliness.  You will learn its scope amongst the population and gain assurance that there is hope, and where to find it.  The knowledge gained in this course will enable you to deal with any loneliness that may have already invaded your life, past or present, and you will then be able to use that knowledge gained to help others deal with this universal problem.

  • NOTE: We do NOT keep any records for students who are Monitoring Only.  Therefore, if you want to keep track of your progress you may download and print out a copy of the Course Record Form on which you can record the minimum attendance and other information for this course.

  • Attendance:
    - Suggested minimum Attendance for the course is 7 weeks.
    - Suggested minimum Attendance per Lesson is 1 week.
        Study and pray over each lesson. Do not just simply read through it.
  • Study Instructions:
    1. Open the text book on your computer screen.
    2. At the end of each section, return to this page and take the corresponding Lesson test.  The Lesson tests are listed below on this page.  Your attendance for the next lesson does not start until the day after you achieve a passing score on the previous lesson's test.
    3. Read every scripture referenced in the textbook and in the workbook in your KJV.

  • Textbook: Read one lesson at a time in the textbook:  Healing Words for Lonely People by Dr. James Wilkins.
    Return to this current page after each lesson to take the corresponding Lesson Test.


  • Lesson Tests:  (Click the links to go to the tests that correspond with each lesson.)
    -  
    All lesson tests are open book, which means you may use all study materials while taking the tests.

    Tests:
    (All tests require a 100% score.)
    TEST ONE      TEST TWO      TEST THREE      TEST FOUR      TEST FIVE      TEST SIX

    If you fail a lesson test you should spend one day in review of the lesson before retaking the test.

  • FINAL TEST:
    - Final Test is Open Book which means you can use all of your study materials for reference while taking the test.
    - Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, then you will submit a Password Retrieval form to retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.
    - If you fail the final test then you need to take one day to restudy the textbook or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and then retake the final test on or after the next day.  Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, whether you pass it or not, then you should review the
    textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  You may use the copy of the test that was automatically sent to you to verify that you have found the correct answers in the study materials.  This process will afford you the best opportunity to gain the most from your study of this course.

 

FINAL TEST PROCEDURES

You need to click the following link to retrieve the password
and then click the link to take the Final Test.  You
cannot access the Final Test without the Password.

(click on words or picture)
RETRIEVE PASSWORD

You must have this password to gain access to the Final Test.


FINAL TEST
Final test is "open book which means
 you may use your
study materials while taking the final test.


Monitoring Only
Cannot be credited toward a degree or certificate.

Christian Counseling IV.
Biblical Counsel for Christian Teens

NEW COURSE - NOW AVAILABLE!

  • Attendance:
    - Suggested Attendance for the course is 8 weeks.
        Although there are only 7 lessons, an extra week is included in which you should restudy the entire textbook.
        You should not take the Final Test until the last day of the 8th week.
    - Suggested minimum Attendance per Lesson is 1 week.
        Study and pray over each lesson. Do not just simply read through it.
  • Study Instructions:
    1. Open the text book on your computer screen.
    2. At the end of each section, return to this page and take the corresponding Lesson test.  The Lesson tests are listed below on this page.  Your suggested attendance for the next lesson does not start until the day after you achieve a passing score on the previous lesson's test.
    3. You must read every scripture referenced in the textbook in your KJV.
        Reading the scriptures as they are quoted in the textbook is not sufficient to meet this requirement.  To meet the requirement you must look up and read, in your KJV, every scripture referenced in the textbook.

  • Textbook: You must read the textbook in its entirety:  Biblical Counsel for Christian Teenagers.
    Study one lesson at a time.  One week is suggested attendance for each lesson.
    Return to this current page after each lesson to take the Lesson Test.


  • Lesson Tests:  (Click the links to go to the tests that correspond with each lesson.)
    -  
    All lesson tests are open book, which means you may use all study materials while taking the tests.

    Tests:
    (All tests require a 100% score.)
    TEST ONE      TEST TWO      TEST THREE      TEST FOUR
    TEST FIVE      TEST SIX      TEST SEVEN

    -    If you fail a lesson test you should wait one day before retaking the test.  Your next lesson attendance begins the day after you pass the retake.
    -    You should find the correct answer in the textbook or the KJV Bible, whichever is appropriate, to each question missed on each test, whether you passed or failed the test, before beginning your study of the next lesson.

  • FINAL TEST:
    - Suggested minimum Attendance for the course is 8 weeks.
        Although there are only 7 lessons, an extra week of attendance is included in which you should reread and review the entire textbook.
        You can not take the Final Test until on or after the last day of the 8th week.
    - If you have taken longer than 8 weeks to complete the course, that is quite acceptable.  If that is the case, you can take the Final Test after you have passed test Seven and spent one additional week reviewing the textbook.
    - Final Test is Open Book which means you can use all of your study materials for reference while taking the test.  Because it is an open book test, passing score will be 100%.  There is no time limit on the Final Test.
    Once you pass the final test do not take it again.
    If you fail the final test then you need to restudy the textbook or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and then retake the final test on or after the next day.  You should not retake a test on the same day that you failed it.  A minimum wait of one day should be used to restudy the lesson before attempting the test again.  Repeat this process of one day between retakes until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, whether you pass it or not, then you need to review the
    textbook or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  You may use the copy of the test that was automatically sent to you to verify the correct answers but you must find the answers in the study materials in order to fulfill this requirement.

FINAL TEST PROCEDURES

No password is required for the Final Test.

FINAL TEST
Final test is "open book."  You may use your
study materials while taking the final test.


Christian Counseling V.
Healing Words for Hurting People

COURSE NOT YET AVAILABLE

  • Attendance: These are the numbers that you enter on each of the required forms.
    - Suggested minimum Attendance for the course is 7 weeks.
    - Suggested minimum Attendance per Lesson is 1 week.
        Study and pray over each lesson. Do not just simply read through it.
  • Study Instructions:
    1. Open the text book on your computer screen.
    2. At the end of each section, return to this page and take the corresponding Lesson test.  The Lesson tests are listed below on this page.  Your required attendance for the next lesson does not start until the day after you achieve a passing score on the previous lesson's test.
    3. You should read every scripture referenced in the textbook and in the workbook in your KJV.

  • Textbook: You must read the textbook in its entirety, one chapter at a time:
     
    Healing Words for Hurting People by Dr. James Wilkins.
    Return to this current page after each lesson to take the Lesson Test.
    Auxiliary Reading:  You must also read A Baby's Viewpoint by Dr. Wilkins
        You will be asked in the Final Test for the Counseling V course if you have read this book.


  • Lesson Tests:  (Click the links to go to the tests that correspond with each lesson.)
    -  
    All lesson tests are open book, which means you may use all study materials while taking the tests.

    Tests:
    (All tests require a 100% score.)
    TEST ONE      TEST TWO      TEST THREE      TEST FOUR      TEST FIVE      TEST SIX

    -    Your attendance for the next lesson does not begin until the day after you have received a passing score on the previous lesson's test.
    -    If you fail a lesson test you should spend one day reviewing the study material before retaking the test.  Your next lesson attendance begins the day after you pass the retake.

  • FINAL TEST:
    - Final Test is Open Book which means you can use all of your study materials for reference while taking the test.
    - Once you have completed all sections of the textbook and passed all of the corresponding tests, and found the correct answers to any questions missed on any test, then you will need to submit a Password Retrieval form to retrieve the Password and, upon receiving the Password, take the Final Test for the course.
    If you fail the final test then you need to take one day to restudy the textbook or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and then retake the final test on or after the next day.  Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
    If you miss any questions on the Final Test, whether you pass it or not, then you need to review the
    textbook, workbook, or Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and find the correct answers to the questions you missed.  You may use the copy of the test that was automatically sent to you to verify that you have found the correct answers in the study materials.  This process will afford you the best opportunity to gain the most from your study of this course.

 

FINAL TEST PROCEDURES

Submit a Password Retrieval form and then take the final test.
You cannot access the test without the password.

(click on words or picture)
RETRIEVE PASSWORD

You must have this password to gain access to the Final Test.


FINAL TEST
Final test is "open book."  You may use your
study materials while taking the final test.