PASTORS & MINISTERS
These courses build further upon the Certificate in Biblical Studies to give the student a deeper understanding of Biblical Theology, Christianity, and the Church. Graduates of this Program will be well equipped to council people within the Christian arena.
Students must have an Associate Level Certificate to enter the Program.
A total of 144 units are required to graduate the Program. (Includes units from Associate Level Certificate)
In order to be eligible for graduation from the Diploma in Christian Counseling program, a transfer student must complete a MINIMUM of 18 units or 6 courses of REQUIRED courses from IIBT. Only units with a grade of "C" and above will be transferred from other educational institutions. Transferred units must be in courses that relate to IIBT's Diploma in Christian Counseling Program. For more information click here.
Students who apply themselves to the program coursework should be able to complete it within the two year period.
THE DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING COURSES
BNT-300 Acts (3 units)
An overview of the Book of Acts, its key purpose, subjects and characters.
BNT-321 Romans I (3 units)
A study of Paul’s letter to the Romans, chapters one through eight.
BNT - 311 Pauline Epistles I (3 units)
A study of Pauline Epistles from the Book of Galatians through II Thessalonians.
BNT - 341 Ephesians (3 units)
A practical study of the first three chapters of Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus with emphasis on practical and spiritual application.
BOT- 444 Old Testament IV (Major Prophets) (3 units)
A study of the major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.
BOT - 455 Old Testament V (Minor Prophets) (3 units)
A study of the minor Prophets: Hosea through Malachi.
BOT - 333 Old Testament Studies III (3 units)
A study of the Old Testament Books of Poetry, covering Job through the Songs of Solomon. This study covers the background and content of each Book illuminating many key passages and doctrinal themes.
BIBLICAL PRACTICAL APPLICATION
BPA - 360 Ethics and Excellence (3 units)
A study of the importance of ethics and excellence in the believer and ministry, including excerpts from the Old
& New Testament.
BPA - 350 Integrity (3 units)
A look at integrity and the believer, stressing the importance of integrity in the believer’s life.
BPA - 422 Reigning in Life (3 units)
Second in the series, this course helps bring fulfillment to the understanding that with God, all things are possible.
BTH - 101 Obedience (3 units)
A detailed look at obedience and obedient characters throughout the Bible.
BTH - 260 The Fruits and the Gifts (3 units)
An investigation of the Fruit of the Spirit and their impact upon the believer.
BTH - 1222 Spiritual Warfare I (3 units)
A study of the dimensions of Spiritual warfare and how to break the strongholds of the enemy. Also, covering the value of living the Spirit-filled and controlled life.
BTH - 490 Blood Covenant (3 units)
An in-depth look at Blood Covenanting in the Bible with emphasis on the Blood Covenant of Jesus Christ.
BTH - 331 The Anointing (3 units)
A study on how to recognize, develop and release God’s resident anointing through the believer.
CCS - 101 Christian Counselling 100 (3 units)
This introductory course addresses the local Church, the Christian counselor, and the Christian community.
CCS - 211 Christian Counselling 200 (3 units)
This course introduces the Bible as the most valuable tool that can be used in Counseling.
CCS - 301 Building Strong Marriages and Families (3 units)
A study of the importance of communication and the periphery things that, when lacking, tend to destroy a marriage.
GCCS - 530 Conflict Management and Resolution (3 units)
This course contains principles for addressing conflict in the ministry, mission field, and business world.
GCCS - 600 Divine Guidance (3 units)
A study of the ways and methods of God in guiding a person to his potential in Christ.
GCCS - 610 Crisis Counseling I (3 units)
A study of the biblical perspective for crisis and application of biblical principles to the counseling process.
Ministry Practicum is volunteer ministry over the course of study. Students are REQUIRED to give an average of two (2) hours per week, or a minimum of 72 hours (over the time of the Program), of volunteer service to their local church or acceptable substitute within the Student's Program.
This Practicum is REQUIRED for ALL non-audit, non-doctoral candidates. The certificate/diploma students MUST COMPLETE this practicum requirement. Each practicum is worth 3 units)
The three major areas of practicum are as follows: (Student's may choose one)
Christian Service Practicum: Service in their church. ie; Usher, Praise and Worship, Sunday School, Youth, etc.
Christian Seminars Practicum: A paper written on a minimum of a 2 day Seminar/Conference.
Preaching/Teaching Practicum: Preaching or teaching is for practice in Homiletics
Note: 3 units are given to Pastors and full-time ministry people.
PROGRAM COMPLETION RESEARCH AND STUDY
At the completion of each program level, there is Program Completion Research & Study Project that is open book, without time limit, for the student to complete.