DMin Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling

The specialization aims to equip students to provide biblical counseling in a variety of settings. Skills will be developed to organize and lead a counseling ministry in a church or organization, Attention will be given to methodologies and micro-skills seen through the lens of Scripture to facilitate help for clients with a wide range of concerns.

This program is designed to be completed while continuing to serve in a ministry context. The program provides opportunities for advanced study in intensive seminars, courses and field settings. It combines academic study and experiential learning under faculty and field supervision to integrate theology and practice.

This program includes a 1-credit hour program orientation, a 3-credit hour Minister as Person and Professional workshop, a 2-credit hour integrative theology workshop, 12 hours of intensive seminars, 4 hours of contextualized learning experiences, and 9 hours related to the student's final project.

Southeastern's counseling degrees grant a uniquely constitutive role to Scripture, to the gospel of God in Christ, and to His Church. Holy Scripture is our primary “sourcebook.” We need God’s Word to understand God’s world and the persons within it that he created in his image. Our aim is to bring the wisdom of God’s Word, the hope and power of His Gospel, and the unique relevance of the church community into the care and cure of souls, the restoration of broken people and their marriages and families.

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What courses will I take?

Below is a sample of the required courses. To see a complete list, view the academic catalog.

  • DMN 8701 - Critical Issues in Biblical Counseling
  • DMN 8702 - Trauma, Crisis, and Emotional Disorders
  • DMN 8703 - Advanced Biblical Counseling in Marriage and Family Issues
  • DMN 8704 - Methodologies and Micro-skills in Biblical Counseling
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What can I do with this degree?

D.Min. graduates serve in ministry positions, and the program is designed to equip them to serve at a higher level of professional competency.

  • Leading the local church 
  • Biblical counseling ministry within the local church

Learn from over 60 professors who know what it's like to be in ministry. Our world-class faculty will teach you how to think critically about the Bible so you can minister faithfully throughout the world.

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