Training

Everyone Gives Advice. Is Your Counsel Biblical?

We offer biblical counseling training to those seeking to grow in their ability to minister to others. As a certified training center with ACBC, we provide in-person and online training, helping people learn biblical counseling basics, further their education, and complete certification. 

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Why should I get training?

Our training equips you to counsel others and make disciples. Those who attend our courses use the material in various ways. Many use it to counsel themselves and work on growing in their own life. Others use it to become better counselors to friends and family. Some use it to grow as ministry leaders within their church, and still, others use it to become certified biblical counselors. Whatever your reasons for taking our courses, you will be more equipped and prepared for everyday life for having done it.

How do I get certified?

Step 1:
Training

ACBC requires a foundations course consisting of 30 hours of training. Phase 1 gives a basic knowledge of the what, how, and why of Biblical Counseling.

Register for our Foundations Track in our upcoming Biblical Counseling Conference to complete Phase 1.

Step 2:
Study

Part of your training is to complete one thousand pages of reading from an ACBC approved reading list. You must read three hundred pages of theology and seven-hundred pages of counseling material.

Many of the books can be found in our bookstore.

Step 3: Essay Questions

The ACBC Exams are comprised of 44 essay-style questions on both Theology and Counseling. The first portion of the exam covers the basics of systematic theology. The second portion covers counseling knowledge and practice.

Cross Pointe offers classes to help you complete your exam. More information about our ACBC Counseling Certification Course can be found using the link below.

Step 4: 
Supervision

Once a person has completed the first three steps, they can begin supervision.  In this stage, the Counselor-In-Training will conduct 50 hours of supervised counseling.  After each session, they will send a report to their supervisor, who will then give constructive feedback to help them learn and grow as a counselor.

Cross Pointe is able to offer this supervision, but many Fellows are available through the ACBC network also.

What We Offer

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Biblical Counseling Conference

Spring 2023

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Theology & Counseling Exam
Course

In-Person & Online