Biblical Counseling

Touching the heart

Where do people go for answers to depression, broken relationships, divorce, drug and alcohol abuse, pornography, and other problems? Many turn to modern psychology, which fails to give hope that troubles can be permanently resolved; it cannot solve problems of the heart. Biblical counselors use the mind-renewing power of the all-sufficient Word of God, which contains all we need for life and godliness, to teach right living, rebuke wrongdoing, correct wrong thinking, and train in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible offers hope to change lives for God’s glory. Add the Biblical Counseling minor to any major to boost your counseling skills.

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.

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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

Required courses

General Psychology3
Biblical Interpretation3
Introduction to Biblical Counseling3
Counseling Problems & Procedures3
The Biblical Counselor3
Counseling & Psychology2
Counseling Seminar2
The Christian Home2
Counseling Techniques3
Choose one:3
Gender Issues (required for women)
Educational Psychology