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Total Credits 60
Program Goals

The Masters in Pastoral Counselling program is a graduate program designed to equip pastors and Christian lay-workers in the area of cymbalta 30 or 60 Christian counselling in the local church or Christian counselling centers. This is not a clinical licensure degree. However this program can be credited to other colleges/schools overseas (subject to approval from each school) for students wanting to pursue further a licensure and professional recognized degree.

The Objectives of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling program is that the students will:
  • Understand the quotations nature of the human person, marriage and the family from a biblical and theological perspective.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills for effective counselling.
  • Learn how to apply biblical truths and principles to human life situations.
  • Sustain an abiding conviction of the relevance and applicability of Scripture to life.
  • Develop a growing commitment to furthering spiritual maturity in themselves and others in the image of Christ.
  • Develop a compassion for others and the desire to minister wholeness to the human person.
  • Reinforce a personal motivation to accomplish the will of God through sensitivity to the Holy Spirit in counselling and people helping.
  • Develop counselling skills and ability to train lay counsellors to serve the church and statistics community in peer counseling and support groups.
  • Develop personal disciplines and skills in counselling people based on biblical principles.
  • Develop the ability to integrate biblical, theological and psychological insights into an effective counselling ministry in the church and community.
Admission Prerequisites Candidates must have a University degree or Bachelor of Theology or its equivalent. Candidates with a Bachelor of Theology or its equivalent must have a GPA of 2.7.
Accreditation Asia Theological Association



Biblical Components 12 credits
Old Testament Introduction 3
New Testament Introduction 3
Christian Ethics 3
Spiritual Formation 3
Pastoral Counselling (Core) 12 credits
Foundations of Pastoral Counselling 3
Counselling Skills I 3
Counselling Skills II 3
Counselling Theories and Techniques 3
Pastoral Counselling (Components) 36 credits
Counselling Models of Interventions 3
Abnormal Counselling 3
Group Dynamics in Counselling 3
Counselling Children and Adolescents 3
Marriage and Family Counselling 3
Crisis and cialis and canada custom Community Counselling 3
Multicultural Counselling 3
Lay Counselling Strategies 3
Human Choice and Grace 3
Lifespan Development 3
Counselling Internship 6
Total credits 60


AOIC credits are recognized and accepted by Oral Roberts University (ORU), USA towards a baccalaureate or master's degree. For more information, kindly enquire with the COLLEGE's admin office.

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