Counseling & Health Care
The College/Faculty of Counseling and Health Care aims to train and mobilize followers of Christ as agents of God’s healing in areas of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and relational health. An important focus of our graduates is the poor and needy. Students learn an integrated biblical model of ministry that is easily adaptable to different cultural and social settings, providing a powerful entry into the lives of individuals and families.
Our training programs equip students in areas of biblical counseling and primary health care with ministry impacting individuals, families, communities and nations.
Biblical counseling helps people encounter God to receive revelation, healing, grace and spiritual authority. Our training programs equip counselors to help others grow in personal and relational wholeness, dealing with poor personal choices, family issues, unresolved conflict, compulsive behaviors, and the wounds of injustice. Focused schools and seminars address issues relating to working with families, children and addictive behaviors.
Primary health care: Improved access to basic health care is a nearly universally felt need. Our health care training focuses on helping families and communities prevent and treat diseases and improve their water, nutrition and birth practice at the household level. Students learn skills in assessment, treatment, prevention, and education. Focused schools and seminars address working in areas of maternal health, community health development, malaria prevention and treatment, etc.
The sphere of society which is central to the College is that of family. The disciplines of counseling and health care minister to the family’s internal and external needs, equipping healthy and holy families as a basic building block for discipling the nations. Where possible, our desire is that health care and counseling work in an integrated way, recognizing that the health of the heart must be addressed before we also see lasting change in health of the body.