Program description

Christians have personal and interpersonal struggles. Our Lord Jesus Christ knows those struggles and cares about us and enters in. Only he knows. Only he can heal and help us to live out our Christian Life each day step by step till we come home. Church members need biblically qualified and agape motivated help continually. But pastors don’t have time, resources and sometimes knowledge to help each church member’s needs.

Therefore, we want to prepare a generation of biblically qualified and agape motivated counselors and shepherds. 

Program is suitable for members of congregations from different denominations.

Plan for 2020 – 2023

Foundational year:

“Sufferers, Sinners, and Saints: an Overview of Christian Counseling”
Dr. Andrew H. Selle (assisted by Mrs. Dawna S. Selle)
Mondays, Wednedays and Fridays 18:00-21:00, starting from October 19 , 2020

Method of Biblical Counseling
Dr. Mark Kelderman (USA)
February, 2021

Counseling in the local church 
Ellen Oosterhuis (the Netherlands)
April, 2021

Theological Anthropology
Mark Vander Hart (USA)
May, 2021

Second year (Topics of Biblical counseling):

Marriage counseling
Dr. Andrew H. Selle (assisted by Mrs. Dawna S. Selle) (USA)
October, 2021

Biblical interpretation
Dr. Sacha Walicord (USA)
November,  2021

Counseling Problems and Procedures
Dr. Jim Newheizer and Caroline Newheizer
February, 2022

Counseling and Physiology
Ellen Oosterhuis (the Netherlands)
April, 2022

Doctrine of God
Mark Vander Hart (USA)
May, 2022

Third year (Counseling skills and practice):

Christian Worldview and Apologetics
Dr. Sacha Walicord (USA)
October, 2022

Spiritual Formation (Essential qualities of a Biblical counselor)
November, 2022

Counseling Children and adolescents
Dr. Jim Newheizer and Caroline Newheizer
February, 2023

Theology and secular Psychology
Ellen Oosterhuis (the Netherlands)
April 17 — 21, 2023

Counseling Practicum
Dr. Andrew H. Selle (assisted by Mrs. Dawna S. Selle) (USA)
May 29 — June 2, 2023

More information about the program 

Length of the program – 3 years. Intensity – 4-5 courses a year. Duration of the course – 5 working day evenings and Saturday (6 academic hours) Tuition fee – 140 EUR per year. Language of the course: English, with simultaneous translation (upon request).

Between the courses, students study assigned literature and do written work.

Signing up for the program:

Janis Perkons, phone +371 26356030,