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To Become a Biblical Counselor

Learn about the training process and the courses we offer

Get Training to Become a Biblical Counselor

Learn about the training process and the courses we offer

Certified Training Center

Cross Pointe Church is a certified biblical counseling training center through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).  We offer training in all three phases of the certification process as well as continuing education courses. Register for annual training conference.

How to Become a Biblical Counselor

How to Become a Biblical Counselor

The Path to Certification is a 3 Phase Process

Many people believe they are not counselors, but everyone gives advice. God calls Christians to counsel from his Word, and he says we are competent for the task. "I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to counsel one another" (Romans 15:14).

At Cross Pointe we seek to equip all believers to be counselors of the Word. Although not everyone will counsel in an official capacity, we all can learn the basics. The place to start is Phase 1 Training.

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The Path to Certification is a 3 Phase Process

Many people believe they are not counselors, but everyone gives advice. God calls Christians to counsel from his Word, and he says we are competent for the task. "I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to counsel one another" (Romans 15:14).

At Cross Pointe we seek to equip all believers to be counselors of the Word. Although not everyone will counsel in an official capacity, we all can learn the basics. The place to start is Phase 1 Training.

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Phase 1 - Training

ACBC requires a foundations course consisting of 30 hours of training. Phase 1 gives a basic knowledge of the what, how, and why of Biblical Counseling.  

Register for our annual Foundations in Biblical Counseling Conference to complete Phase 1.

September 8-9, October 20-21, November 10-11 of 2017

Phase 2 - Take the Test

The exams to become a certified biblical counselor consist of two open-note, open-book question and answer style essays.  The first portion of the exam covers the basics of systematic theology. The second portion covers counseling knowledge and practice.

Cross Pointe offers classes to help you complete the test. Phase 1 Training teaches for the counseling exam, and our Systematic Theology class teaches for the theological portion of the test.

To find out more, please call 763-689-2667

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Phase 2 - Take the Test

The exams to become a certified biblical counselor consist of two open-note, open-book question and answer style essays.  The first portion of the exam covers the basics of systematic theology. The second portion covers counseling knowledge and practice.

Cross Pointe offers classes to help you complete the test. Phase 1 Training teaches for the counseling exam, and our Systematic Theology class teaches for the theological portion of the test.

To find out more, please call 763-689-2667

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Phase 3 - Supervision

Once a person has completed the requirements of the phase 1 and 2, they are able to begin supervision.  In this stage, the counselor in training will conduct 50 hours of supervised counseling.  After each session, they will send a report to their supervisor who will then give constructive feedback to help them learn and grow as a counselor.

Cross Pointe is able to offer this supervision, but many Fellows are available through the ACBC network also.

Become a Life-Long Learner

Becoming a Biblical Counselor is a milestone achievement worth celebrating, but anyone seeking to counsel others will know that they need to continue learning their entire life. Just as counseling is a process so is our growth as a counselor.

For this reason, Cross Pointe offers continuing education classes to help anyone interested grow in their skills and understanding of counseling.

 

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Become a Life-Long Learner

Becoming a Biblical Counselor is a milestone achievement worth celebrating, but anyone seeking to counsel others will know that they need to continue learning their entire life. Just as counseling is a process so is our growth as a counselor.

For this reason, Cross Pointe offers continuing education classes to help anyone interested grow in their skills and understanding of counseling.

 

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Monday Night Training

This is where life-long learning happens.  On Monday nights, we hold beginning and continuing education courses in biblical counseling.

Current Courses

ACBC THEOLOGICAL TEST PREPARATION. In this course, we cover the questions for the ACBC theological exam, helping trainees understand the basics of theology and how to complete the test.

  • Meets @ 5:30 on Monday Nights

TRACK 2 (Continuing Education): Once a person has completed phase one, they have just begun the journey of learning about counseling and how to do it faithfully.  This course and the courses to follow take a person deeper in their knowledge and understanding of biblical counseling. 

  • Meets @ 6:30 on Monday Nights

Please contact to find out more 763.689.2667

Register for the Cross Pointe Biblical Counseling Training Conference 2018

Completion of this course meets requirements for phase 1 of ACBC certification

Questions? Contact Us.

763.689.2667 • office@cp-church.org

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