All roads to becoming a biblical counselor begin and end with the sufficiency of Scripture. Before you can begin to counsel someone, you must first understand the biblical principles that form the foundation of offering counsel from the Word of God. What are the basic concepts, presuppositions, and distinctives of biblical counseling? What crucial personal qualities are necessary for every biblical counselor? In what ways is biblical counseling fundamentally different from every other form of counseling? How does one begin to evaluate personal problems from a biblical perspective? Your journey to becoming a biblical counselor begins here. Introduction to Biblical Counseling will ensure that your first steps take you in the right direction.
Dr. Ernie Baker joined The Master's College in 2005 as a faculty member in the College's Biblical Counseling department. He received his M.Div. from Capital Bible Seminary, and his D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Baker has been in ministry since 1980 with extensive experience of twenty-five years as a pastor and in training and equipping pastors and laymen in the skills of Biblical Counseling. He is also part of Peacemaker Ministries teaching a number of conflict resolution courses and doing conciliation. He is also certified as a biblical counselor with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. He is a frequent speaker in churches and retreats addressing issues related to marriage and counseling. At TMC, Dr. Baker is responsible for teaching a wide range of the Biblical counseling courses in both the bachelor's and master's degree programs.
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