FOUNDATIONS FOR COUNSELING MINISTRY (CNH 211 / 212)

20 May 2019 - 3 Nov 2019

JUCUM Ciudad de Mexico Centro

Offered in: English, Spanish

The vision the FCM and of our college serves the overall vision of YWAM, which can be summarized as: knowing God and Making Him known. The University of the Nations also describes the vision as discipling the nations; that is, extending the Kingdom of God into every people group, every nation, every culture and every domain of society by proclamation, mentoring and service. Our college vision fits into this overall vision: equipping and releasing people to disciple the nations. The tools and understanding of counselling and health care are the means through which we contribute to that vision. The name of this school embodies that vision. “Foundations” – the school is intended to provide the Biblical foundations upon which Christian counselling ministry can be built. As such it reflects the overall heart of the college and the foundations stones God has built into the college. Anyone seeking to obtain a counselling degree in the U of N must do this course so that those foundations are set in place. “For” – these are not just foundations ‘of’ knowledge. These are not just foundations ‘of’ knowing God, and the healing power of relationship with Him, in our own heart. These are ‘for’ a purpose and that purpose is to reach out to others like ourselves, who need God to be active in their lives, and introduce them to that same healing relationship. The purpose is that our students will move from personal transformation into active involvement in bringing transformation to others. The core purpose of any Christian missionary organisation is to share the gospel with people (individuals, families, communities and nations) who do not know God so that they can come to know Him and then be transformed through discipleship. This is also the purpose of the FCM. “Counselling” – is the broad set of tools and means that we prepare our students to use when they are involved in discipling the nations. The purpose of the FCM is to equip them with those tools so that they can be used. They may or may not be called a ‘counselor’ but they will use the understanding, skills and methods of counselling as they share the gospel and disciple people. “Ministry” – this is the action word. Our desire is that our students are equipped for, called into and become active in ministry, applying what they have learned to extend the Kingdom of God. Our vision is to begin equipping people in the Christian counselling arena by introducing them to a biblical counselling philosophy, imparting basic counselling skills, and walking with them through their own growth and healing process. In this process, we help our students discover their own vision for how they can take what they gain in our schools and "disciple" their own domain.

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