Biblical Counseling

Using Scripture to resolve the issues of life

Depression, broken relationships, divorce, drug and alcohol abuse, pornography: where do people go for answers to these problems? Many turn to modern psychology, which fails to give the hope that those troubles can be permanently resolved; it cannot solve problems of the heart. Others seek help from counselors who blend modern psychology with the Bible, unfortunately weakening the Bible’s strength.

If you believe that the Bible offers hope to change lives for God’s glory and could see yourself offering biblical counsel to hurting individuals, then this degree will provide you with a solid base of Bible and theology and a useful introduction to biblical counseling. For further study, a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling is offered in Maranatha’s Seminary.

"Strong relationships, discipleship, and mentoring are parts of our ultimate task—to produce Christian character." - Brian Trainer, Faculty


Our faculty knows counseling

“To be involved in Christian ministry is an utmost privilege, a solemn responsibility, a divine stewardship, and an extreme joy. Our desire is to train individuals who understand and appreciate the opportunity of being vocationally involved in handling the Word of God,” Brian Trainer.

Read more about our Bible faculty.



Our Commitment Statements

Maranatha’s Doctrinal Statement originated in the very first year of Maranatha’s existence. During the summer of 2009, the university Bible faculty and the seminary faculty created an expansion of the doctrinal statement and set forth the following declaration of its commitment to biblical truth and its application of that truth to the lives of its students, staff, and faculty. The purpose of this statement was to make clear to the Board of Trustees the commitment of the Bible faculty to biblical truth and the positions that Maranatha has historically held.

View our Commitment Statements


Your potential schedule (Men)

Fall Spring 
Christian Life 11New Testament Survey2
Old Testament Survey2Ministry Component2
General Psychology3English Composition 23
Ministry Component2The Modern World3
English Composition 13Science Elective3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2Music Appreciation2
Math Elective3
Fall Spring 
Christian Life 21Gospel Requirement2
Baptist Heritage3Bible Elective2
Introduction to Biblical Counseling3Counseling Problems & Procedures2
Ministry Component2Counseling & Psychology2
Greek Grammar 14Biblical Interpretation3
Literature Elective3Ministry Component2
Greek Grammar 24
Fall Spring 
Theology 13Ministry Component2
Bible Elective2Christian Life 31
The Biblical Counselor3Theology 23
Homiletics 22Bible Elective2
Ministry Component2The Christian Home2
Introduction to Philosophy2Counseling Seminar2
Open Elective2Homiletics 32
Open Elective2
Summer: Internship2
Fall Spring    
Old Testament Biblical Theology2New Testament Biblical Theology2
Theology 42Theology 32
Pastoral Epistles2Isaiah2
Bible Elective2Bible Elective2
Ethics2Counseling Techniques3
American Studies Elective3Ministry Component2
Open Elective2Apologetics2

Your potential schedule (Women)

Fall Spring 
Christian Life 11New Testament Survey2
Old Testament Survey2English Composition 23
General Psychology3The Modern World3
English Composition 13Math Elective3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2Minor3
Music Appreciation2Open Elective2
Science Elective3
Fall Spring 
Christian Life 21Gospel Requirement2
Baptist Heritage3Bible Elective2
Introduction to Biblical Counseling3Counseling Problems & Procedures2
Gender Issues in Counseling3Counseling & Psychology2
Minor3Biblical Interpretation3
Literature Elective3Minor3
Fall Spring 
Theology 13Christian Life 31
Proverbs2Theology 23
The Biblical Counselor3Pauline Epistles2
Minor3The Christian Home2
Introduction to Philosophy2Counseling Seminar2
Open Elective3Minor3
Open Elective3
Summer: Internship2
4 Fall Spring 
Old Testament Biblical Theology2New Testament Biblical Theology2
Theology 42Theology 32
Bible Elective2Bible Elective2
Minor3Counseling Techniques3
Ethics2Apologetics2
American Studies Elective3Open Elective5

Your potential career

  • Christian school counselor
  • Training for pastoral work
  • Crisis pregnancy counselor
  • Youth worker
  • Christian group home counselor
  • Christian addiction program counselor
  • Marriage counselor