Diploma of Pastoral Counseling

Vision Bible College Pastoral CounsellingThese courses are offered specifically to Pastors, elders, leaders, and others are already involved in counselling ministry and who realize the need to add to their counselling skills and improve their effectiveness as a counsellor.

Each subject attracts its own certificate this allowing you to study the tools you need as you go rather than try to take on a whole course and study subjects you may never need to address.  

This course is not intended to teach you to be a counselor but rather to give you the tools you need as a counselor to do a better job

The Pastoral Counseling program will best suit you if:

  • You have some counseling experience but lack formal training.
  • You are looking for a study program to assist you in enriching and lour ministry that can be undertaken at your own pace in the area appropriate at the time.

Entry Requirements

Pastors in Ministry who –

  • Recognize the need to further develop their counseling tools and skills
  • Have a minimum of 2 years pastoral experience; or
  • Have a proven record in effective counseling skills
  • Have a Diploma in Ministry from Vision Christian College or equivalent institution

Elders, Leaders, Church Counselors who –

  • Recognize the need to further develop their counseling tools and skills
  • Have a minimum of 4 years ministry experience; and
  • Have an endorsement from their local pastor
  • Have a Diploma in Ministry from Vision Christian College or equivalent institution

To qualify for The Diploma of Pastoral Counseling you will also be required to purchase the book “How to Start a Counseling Ministry".

Note: Those who desire to enter into counseling studies to develop the skills to become a counselor but do not yet have the required experience will not be eligible; however they may enter into our Diploma of Theology, with a major in Christian Counseling program, which include a range of theological and counseling study options.

Subjects

The List of subjects below can be taken in any order. Each subject attracts its own Certificate in Christian Counseling. Any 10 will automatically attract the Diploma in Pastoral Counseling. More options will be made available in the near future.

The Pastoral Counseling program has been developed in consultation with internationally acclaimed counselors and authors in their field. The program consists of the Student Text Book, an assessment, a Student Study Guide, Lectures on CD or tape, thus enabling to you to study from home, there are no classes to attend there is no set time frame.

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