Dr. Nate Brooks Joins Southeastern’s Counseling Faculty
Chad Burchett | February 13, 2023
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Nate Brooks will be joining the faculty on June 1, 2023. Southeastern welcomes Brooks, his wife Kate, and their three children to the Southeastern family.
Brooks will be joining the counseling faculty later this spring as an associate professor of counseling, contributing his research and teaching to Southeastern’s world-class counseling programs. Brooks, an ordained Southern Baptist, deeply shares Southeastern’s commitment to the local church and to missions.
“At Southeastern, the Bible governs all we do and how we think in every area of life, and we are equally convinced that our well-being and transformation is a work of God by his Spirit,” commented Provost Keith Whitfield. “These convictions have been hallmarks of our counseling programs for decades. Nate Brooks is someone who shares these core beliefs and our Great Commission focus. His teaching, counseling, and writing ministry will be a tremendous blessing to our students as they prepare to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission. We are excited to welcome him to our faculty.”
At Southeastern, the Bible governs all we do and how we think in every area of life, and we are equally convinced that our well-being and transformation is a work of God by his Spirit.
Bringing his years of teaching and ministry experience to Southeastern, Brooks has served since 2020 as assistant professor of Christian counseling and coordinator of the Christian counseling program at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Brooks is excited to join Southeastern’s faculty because he believes in its mission to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission — an all-of-life vision he intends to embody in the classroom.
“Counseling is Great Commission work, and I’m excited to bring this focus to my classes at Southeastern,” shared Brooks. “Being a Great Commission people is more than just being evangelistic; it also requires the skill of walking with people as they seek to be transformed as disciples of Christ. Counseling is the place where people are able to examine in detail their thinking, desires, choices, and circumstances for the sake of growth.”
Being a Great Commission people is more than just being evangelistic; it also requires the skill of walking with people as they seek to be transformed as disciples of Christ.
“Southeastern exemplifies theological education aimed at equipping men and women to impact the hearts of those around them,” noted Brooks. “As a counseling professor, my goal is to help students be able to interpret people theologically and experientially for their growth, an emphasis that fits perfectly with Southeastern’s ethos.”
Brooks earned his PhD from Southwestern Seminary and earned his MDiv at Southern Seminary, where he served as a teaching assistant and co-instructor in biblical counseling courses. Brooks also contributes regularly to the Biblical Counseling Coalition and is the author of “Identifying Heart Transformation: Exploring Different Kinds of Human Change” and the coauthor of “Help! Our Sex Life is Troubled by Past Abuse.”
To find out more about Southeastern’s counseling programs, visit Southeastern’s degrees page, where you will learn how Southeastern can equip you to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission in all of life.