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
February, 2021

Counseling in the local church 
April, 2021

Doctrine of Man
Mark Vanderv Hart
May, 2021

Second year (Topics of Biblical counseling):

Marriage counseling
October, 2021

Biblical interpretation
December, 2021

Counseling Problems and Procedures
February, 2022

Counseling and Physiology
April, 2022

Christian Worldview and Apologetics
May, 2022

Third year (Counseling skills and practice):

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

Doctrine of God
December, 2022

Counseling Children and adolescents
February, 2023

Counseling Practicum
April, 2023

Theology and secular Psychology
May, 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, janis@brts.edu.lv