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Liberty University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling prepares you to bring healing and hope to your community through a biblical foundation in Christian counseling, ministry skills, and foundational biblical studies. The online Pastoral Counseling Graduate Certificate gives you an in-depth, concise overview of biblical counseling to prepare you for a variety of non-licensed counseling ministry roles. Through the online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling, you will become equipped to serve as a staff servant leader involved in non-professional counseling to the church congregation and members of the community.
While learning the foundational training needed for pastoral counseling, you will be introduced to a solution-based model for short-term counseling that encompasses cognitive behavioral approaches, biblical teaching, and strong guidance skills. Our Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling program will guide you through foundational theological studies and explore how psychological and biblical concepts intertwine when addressing the mental and spiritual needs of people. You will also examine the counseling theories that have been developed by prominent Christian counselors and how to apply such theories to your experience. Liberty University’s online Pastoral Counseling certificate will give you a useful understanding of Christian counseling principles and psychological studies to ensure you are equipped for your ministry.
Liberty University’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling will provide you with opportunities to further your career while staying connected with your family, church, and community. You will be taught by professors who have real-world counseling ministry experience and teach practical skills within a theoretical framework to develop your knowledge and skills in the theological, psychological and biblical foundations of Christian counseling ministry.
Throughout our online Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Counseling program, you will study a solutions-based model of Christian counseling that incorporates foundational biblical principles with mental health studies. You will work through a systematic overview of Christian doctrines and theological viewpoints for context while studying theories developed by prominent Christian counselors.
You may also be interested in taking the next step in your education with Liberty’s online Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling.
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