Lay Counseling Training

Lay Counseling Training

Hebrews 5:14 reminds us that "solid food is for the mature, who from practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil."

  • A sign of maturity is our capacity for "solid food"
  • Discernment doesn't just happen, it requires intentional practice.

Our counseling training is especially designed to equip mature believers with the practical skills needed to encourage, exhort, and demonstrate love to other members of the IBC family. Like a sport therapist who helps an athlete restore joint mobility, strength, and endurance, our lay counselors are trained to help restore spiritual and emotional growth and health.

lay counselor training 2019

IBC Lay-Counseling Training Course
Tuesdays, 7–9pm
September 10 — March 31

This 25-week Lay-Counseling Training is designed to equip mature believers to provide Christ-centered counseling to those in need. The course will focus on Foundations in Biblical Counseling, Theology, the IBC Care Model, Scripture in Counseling, Counseling Issues and Practicum hours.

Registration: $75 per person. Childcare is provided.

For consultation/details, please email Rob Williams, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Joanne Owens, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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