Program

 

Program

The Biblical Counseling minor is available in either the Biblical Studies and Local Church Ministries programs. The Biblical Studies major/Biblical Counseling minor gives you a strong background in Biblical studies to enable you to counsel people from a solid Biblical foundation. The Local Church Ministries major/Biblical Counseling minor gives you extensive local church ministry training so you can offer Biblical Counseling in your church ministries.

Ministry Opportunities

 

Ministry Opportunities


As a Sunday School teacher or youth leader in your church, you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of many children, teens, or adults in your classes. As a deacon or women's ministry leader, you will become aware of people's needs and be called on to help meet those needs. Pursuing a minor in Biblical Counseling will enable you to provide the practical, Biblical, and workable answers people need to help them in their Christian lives. 

Overview

 

Biblical Counseling Minor
Children, teens, and adults today face increasing pressures and problems. Churches today are in desperate need of men and women who can Biblically and skillfully counsel these people. This minor, available in the Biblical Studies and Local Church Ministries programs, gives you a strong Biblical background with 14 hours of Biblical counseling training so you can lead people to Biblical solutions for their problems. No matter where you serve in a church, this training will be useful and valuable.

Courses

 

G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology and Counseling (3) An introduction to the basic theories and principles of psychology and counseling. Emphasis is placed on knowing the leading theories of psychology and counseling and evaluating them according to a Christian worldview. In addition, the course assists students to cultivate discernment in their understanding of themselves and others. Topics include an overview of the study of psychology, the historical development of psychology, theories of modern psychology, Christian psychology (integration), Biblical counseling, and an introduction to developing a counseling methodology.

M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling (2) Provides the student with a foundational theology and philosophy of Biblical counseling. Topics considered are the qualifications of the Biblical counselor, the sufficiency of the Scriptures and its epistemological consequences (including a survey of various approaches to the integration of psychology and theology), the sufficiency of Christ, a Biblical anthropology (including motivation, the role of faith in change, the immaterial/material make-up of man), basic principles of progressive sanctification, and the responsibility of the local church in Biblical counseling. Prerequisite: G-SS Introduction to Psychology and Counseling

M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling (2) Builds on the theology and philosophy of Biblical counseling taught in Foundations of Biblical Counseling by connecting it to a Biblical counseling methodology. The student will be taught the basic methods of counseling Biblically including assisting him or her (1) to understand the character and role of relationship in counseling, (2) to gather and interpret Biblically the details of the people's lives to whom they minister, (3) to have conversations with people who help them interpret and live their lives through the lens of the Bible, (4) to give structure and direction that provide people with encouragement and the opportunity to live life in its details with faith in Christ. Prerequisites: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology and Counseling and M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling

M-LC 403 Biblical Counseling Practicum (2) A capstone course that considers the practical application of the principles and methods of Biblical counseling. The class is a seminar discussion course leading the student to greater application of the principles and methods of Biblical counseling to his or her own life, friendships, and formal ministry opportunities. An extended self-counseling project, along with discussions of Biblical counseling opportunities and experiences will provide the core of this course. Prerequisites: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology and Counseling, M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling, and M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling

M-LC 632 Crisis Counseling (2) A look at understanding what a crisis is and how to counsel in such a situation from a Biblical perspective. A theology of crisis and suffering along with a Biblical model for counseling the suffering are presented. Specific crises considered include hospital emergencies, unexpected pregnancy, suicide, death, desertion (divorce), abuse and others. Prerequisites: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology & Counseling, M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling, and M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling

M-LC 633 Counseling Children (2) Opportunities and procedures for having a ministry of Biblical counseling to children and their parents in the home, local church, and school are presented. A special emphasis is placed on parenting principles and key issues in life as children grow and develop. Prerequisites: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology & Counseling, M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling, and M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling

M-LC 641 Marriage and Family Counseling (2) A study of the family relationships including how the Christian family functions according to Scripture, some points of stress and causes of breakdown, parent-child relationships, and appropriate counseling strategies for marriage and family harmony.

M-LC 642 Counseling Adolescents (2) Studies the basic Biblical skills needed in counseling adolescents along with the challenges that today's teenagers face. A study of the methods used to Biblically counsel through these challenges will be covered. Additional emphasis is placed upon uniting principles of a Biblical counseling ministry with various local church programs for adolescents and their parents. Prerequisite: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology & Counseling, M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling, and M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling

 

Courses

 

 

M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling (2) Provides the student with a foundational theology and philosophy of Biblical counseling. Topics considered are the qualifications of the Biblical counselor, the sufficiency of the Scriptures and its epistemological consequences (including a survey of various approaches to the integration of psychology and theology), the sufficiency of Christ, a Biblical anthropology (including motivation, the role of faith in change, the immaterial/material make-up of man), basic principles of progressive sanctification, and the responsibility of the local church in Biblical counseling. Prerequisite: G-SS Introduction to Psychology and Counseling

 

M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling (2) Builds on the theology and philosophy of Biblical counseling taught in Foundations of Biblical Counselingby connecting it to a Biblical counseling methodology. The student will be taught the basic methods of counseling Biblically including assisting him or her (1) to understand the character and role of relationship in counseling, (2) to gather and interpret Biblically the details of the people's lives to whom they minister, (3) to have conversations with people who help them interpret and live their lives through the lens of the Bible, (4) to give structure and direction that provide people with encouragement and the opportunity to live life in its details with faith in Christ. Prerequisites: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology and Counseling and M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling

 

M-LC 403 Biblical Counseling Practicum (2) A capstone course that considers the practical application of the principles and methods of Biblical counseling. The class is a seminar discussion course leading the student to greater application of the principles and methods of Biblical counseling to his or her own life, friendships, and formal ministry opportunities. An extended self-counseling project, along with discussions of Biblical counseling opportunities and experiences will provide the core of this course. Prerequisites: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology and Counseling, M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling, and M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling

 

M-LC 621 Ministering to the Aging (2) A survey of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of the aging. The course also discusses ministering to the aging and involving them in the Lord's service.

 

M-LC 632 Crisis Counseling (2) A look at understanding what a crisis is and how to counsel in such a situation from a Biblical perspective. A theology of crisis and suffering along with a Biblical model for counseling the suffering are presented. Specific crises considered include hospital emergencies, unexpected pregnancy, suicide, death, desertion (divorce), abuse and others. Prerequisites: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology & Counseling, M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling, and M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling

 

M-LC 633 Counseling Children (2) Opportunities and procedures for having a ministry of Biblical counseling to children and their parents in the home, local church, and school are presented. A special emphasis is placed on parenting principles and key issues in life as children grow and develop. Prerequisites: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology & Counseling, M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling, and M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling

 

M-LC 641 Marriage and Family Counseling (2) A study of the family relationships including how the Christian family functions according to Scripture, some points of stress and causes of breakdown, parent-child relationships, and appropriate counseling strategies for marriage and family harmony.

 

M-LC 642 Counseling Adolescents (2) Studies the basic Biblical skills needed in counseling adolescents along with the challenges that today's teenagers face. A study of the methods used to Biblically counsel through these challenges will be covered. Additional emphasis is placed upon uniting principles of a Biblical counseling ministry with various local church programs for adolescents and their parents. Prerequisite: G-SS 102 Introduction to Psychology & Counseling, M-LC 203 Foundations of Biblical Counseling, and M-LC 204 Methods of Biblical Counseling

 

Faculty

Jeff Newman, D.Min.
Bible, Biblical Counseling,
and Greek

964.0601 ext. 254

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The name, Dr. Jeff Newman, has become synonymous with Biblical counseling. He has taken his training and experience in the Biblical Counseling field and built Faith's Biblical Counseling program into a strong and effective part of the college and seminary. He teaches college counseling courses during the school year and offers counseling modules in the seminary. Students find his courses challenging and helpful. Dr. Newman and his family live in Ankeny are active members of Altoona Regular Baptist Church in Altoona.
 
Education
• B.A., Faith Baptist Bible College
• M.A. and M.Div., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
• D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary

Ministry
• Admissions Coordinator, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Faith Baptist Bible College,
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Adjunct Faculty, Faith Baptist Theological Seminary

Classes
Biblical Counseling Practicum
Crisis Counseling
Christian Experience
Counseling Children
The Family
Foundation of Biblical Counseling
Greek I & II
Intro to Psych and Counseling Sec 1
Intro to Psych and Counseling Sec 1
Intro to Psych and Counseling Sec 1
Intro to Psych and Counseling
Methods of Biblical Counseling

Contact
Contact Dr. Newman for information about the Biblical Counseling programs at Faith.

Mrs. Martha Hartog teaches the Women's Ministry courses at Faith. She is an energetic, passionate teacher who combines years of women's ministry experience with a solid theological background. The result is courses that are Biblically-based and imminently practical. Mrs. Hartog is known for her personal attention to her students and her mentoring of them in ministering to other women. She and her husband, Dr. John Hartog II, are active members of Faith Baptist Church in Cambridge.

Education
• B.A., Faith Baptist Bible College
• M.A., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary.

Teaching and Ministry Experience
• Pastor's wife, Lipscomb Community Church, Lipscomb, Texas, and Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, Iowa
• Child Evangelism, Billings, Montana
• Library Clerk, Dallas Theological Seminary and Montana Institute of the Bible
• Dean of Women, Montana Institute of the Bible
• Academic Dean's Secretary, Calvary Bible College
• Assistant Librarian, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
• Adjunct Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Devotional Preparation for Women
Mentoring Women
Ministering to Aging
Seminar: Women's Min. Issues
Women's Ministry Foundations
Women's Ministry Programming

Contact
Contact Mrs. Hartog  for information about the Women's Ministry program at Faith.

Martha Hartog, M.A.
Women's Ministry 

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Dr. Domokos left the pastorate to teach at Faith, but he never stopped being a shepherd. For more than 30 year now he has shepherded men whom God has called to the pastorate. He used his shepherding skills in a different role when he served as president of Faith for five years. In addition, Dr. Domokos has served as interim pastor about 35 times in churches in Iowa. That kind of real-time experience gives helps him keep current with churches today. Dr. Domokos and his wife, Shirley, live in Ankeny. When Dr. Domokos is not preaching someplace on Sunday, he attends Ankeny Baptist Church in Ankeny.

Education
• Baptist Bible Institute
• B.A., Cedarville College
• B.D., Grace Theological Seminary
• Youngstown State University
• Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary
• D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Pastoral and Teaching Experience
• Multiple interim pastoral ministries
• Pastor, Bible Baptist Church, Huntington, Indiana
• Pastor, Poland Village Baptist Church, Poland, Ohio
• President, Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Church Administration
Community Outreach
Current Issues in Church Ministries
Homiletics I
Introduction to Homiletics
Marriage and Family Counseling
Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Internship
Pastoral Theology

Contact
Contact Dr. Domokos for information about Faith's Pastoral Training Department.

Robert L. Domokos, D.Min.
Chair, Division of
Christian Ministries and the
Pastoral Training Department

964.0601 ext. 271

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