Luther Rice Bible College And Seminary
Luther Rice University and Seminary
Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling
The purpose of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) program is to train you to serve as a counselor in local churches and other ministry settings. This program provides you the biblical, theological, and practical education required to provide leadership in a church counseling center or in an independent lay counseling ministry. It is not intended, nor is it adequate, to prepare you for professional state licensure.
Department Chairman: Dr. Ron Cobb
The MABC is a 36 semester hour degree program consisting of 18 semester hours of core courses and 18 semester hours of Biblical Counseling courses.
If you have completed a bachelors or masters degree in a religion/theology related subject area you may be eligible to transfer in up to 6 credit hours. 6 hours of approved bachelors’ credit can be counted as advanced standing for the 6 possible transfer hours.
You can complete the degree 100% online, by campus-based studies in Metro Atlanta, or in any combination.
Graduates of the MABC program will be prepared to:
Accurately interpret the Bible in light of its historical-grammatical context.
Utilize the Church’s theological heritage as an important resource in their personal spiritual development and ministry.
Articulate a biblical philosophy counseling.
Communicate biblical and theological truths through preaching, teaching, writing, or in such other ways as may be appropriate.
Evaluate and develop ministries in light of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.
Accurately and empathetically evaluate people and their personal circumstances and provide appropriate pastoral care or referral.
Serve with Christian character in their personal and professional lives.
Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible in the application of the Biblical Counseling Process.
To apply empathic interpersonal skills in the context of the counseling environment to help people resolve spiritual, relational, and behavioral issues and problems.
To implement ethically and legally informed counseling practices.
TRACS national accreditation
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