Tailored to equip you make an impact
This course addresses the basics and important elements of Christian Counseling. It focuses on the application of concepts from a biblical and a clinical view of counseling. It also emphasises the practical knowledge, techniques, and skills of counselling. Special attention is drawn to the challenges of everyday living and builds a biblical base for a counselling ministry.
The Bible supports the importance of seeking counsel in times of need. The trials and tests people go through are many which often result in mental, emotional, and relational problems. The focus of Christian Counseling is to use the Word of God, faith-based principles, and psychological instruction to aid people in better managing and resolving their issues. The course gives an overview of Christian Counseling and involves the core elements and basic principles of an effective helping ministry. Good relationship skills and techniques are important tools that are essential when dealing with people and their conflicts. A functional model of counseling also helps the learner to see how an individual’s thoughts, emotions and behavior interact with one another. A systematic process in counseling also helps to build structure and organisation as one progresses through this intentional helping relationship.
Apart from principles, skills and techniques, the course also provides counseling in special situations of mental health challenges, grief, suicide, abuse, and relational struggles. Ethical considerations that a counselor needs to keep in mind are also studied.
No prerequisites for this course.
Some of the main themes we cover in this course include:
Students will be given graded assessments during the Semester. Each of these assessments will be in reference to all content covered till that point in the course.
Course will be graded as follows:
91% - 100% Grade A+
76% - 90% Grade A
51% - 75% Grade B
35% - 50% Grade C
Below 35% Grade F (Fail)
You can do this course on-campus, online or via the E-learning portal.
In addition to course materials provided by instructors, students are encouraged to make use of APC’s free learning resources: free APC books , free teaching sermons series , and other material available in the Resources section of our church website. Video recordings of course lectures are also available at APC Bible College YouTube channel.
Regardless of the learning option you choose (ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE or E-LEARNING) once you enrol, you are considered a student at APC Bible College and receive the same certificate/degree on completion of the program requirements. We also offer you the flexibility of completing some courses ON-CAMPUS, some courses ONLINE and others via the E-LEARNING platform. Your student Id remains the same. Please enrol in a course only in one learning option at a time (Example: Please do BC-101 either in Online classes or in E-learning during a particular semester. If you fail to complete BC-101 while doing it in Online Classes, in a future semester you can repeat BC-101 in E-learning).
We strongly recommend that you follow the sequence of courses outlined by the college, semester by semester, year by year. However, at your discretion you are welcome to take courses in any order and sequence. Kindly ensure you successfully complete all courses required for a particular program (C.Th., Dip.Th., or B.Th.) in order to receive that certificate.
Not exactly. The course content remains the same in all three learning options (ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE or E-LEARNING). To successfully complete a course for ON-CAMPUS and ONLINE classes you must have both (A)minimum 85% attendance and (B)obtain a passing grade 35% marks or higher (grade C or better). For the E-LEARNING option, you must (A)watch all the lecture videos and (B)obtain a passing grade 35% marks or higher (grade C or better). The course assignments for ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE and E-LEARNING students may differ, and is left to the discretion of the Course Instructor.
We offer a certificate, diploma or bachelors degree from APC Bible College. We do not offer transfer credit for completing a course(s) or certificate program. Recognition of APC Bible College can vary based on the church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency that is reviewing your credentials and the country/region of their location and is the sole determination of the receiving church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency. Governmental agencies can also vary in their recognition of APC Bible College. At their discretion, the receiving organization may choose to give you transfer credit for the course(s) and certificate you have received from APC Bible College.
This is the sole determination of the receiving church/ Christian ministry/ institution/ organization/ agency. Many APC Bible College graduates are successfully and fruitfully engaged in Christian ministry, some working independently and some working with Christian and other organizations.
APC Bible College is a ministry of All Peoples Church and World Outreach.