The Family Christian Counseling certificate program aims to educate students as a devoted lay leader who can serve the family ministry in the church by providing Christian counseling education that is necessary for effective family ministry and counseling. To be admitted, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and students must earn a grade C or higher in a required course to receive a certificate.



Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Sympathize deeply with suffering and hurt individuals and families.
  • Develop biblical principles and perspectives on marriage and family.
  • Develop basic skills needed to serve the family ministry in the local church, as lay leaders.
  • Identify realistic problems in marital and family relationships and try to approach them in a ministry.


Family Christian Counseling Certificate:18

FC115Essential Qualities of a Christian Counselor3
FC210Life-Span Development3
FC215Family Ministry 3
FC217Marriage and Psychology3
FC221Abnormal Psychology 3
FC340Crisis Counseling3