“This program is designed to equip men and women to serve other members in the church and their community. Along with the Biblical Counseling courses the student receives a foundation in biblical and theological training from the MAS core curriculum.
How do we define “Biblical Counseling”? Biblical Counseling seeks to bring focus and clarity in addressing human problems drawing from the standard of God’s word and the perspective, training, and discernment of the biblical counselor. Biblical counseling is aware of the value of other helping disciplines such as psychology, sociology, social work and secular counseling. However, the biblical counselor holds as the highest value the ministry of the Holy Spirit, working in both the counselor and the counselee. This work is theological in nature, pastoral in focus, and life changing in intention.
Dr. Robbie Sherrill has an undergraduate degree in psychology, Masters Degree in Professional Family Counseling and a Doctorate in Christian Counseling. Dr. Sherrill brings years of experience to the classroom.
“I have felt for some time that God has been calling me to use my gifts and experience to help equip others in counseling from a biblical perspective.”
In conjunction with Dr. Sherrill, Metro Atlanta Seminary developed this two year Diploma in Biblical Counseling program. This program is not about being a licensed counselor. Rather it is about assisting the body of Christ in preparing men and women to be equipped to walk along side others through their difficult times.
Classes meet on Thursday evenings and the class size is limited. In addition to the standard application and references, those applying for the Diploma will also be required to provide a reference letter from their pastor or a pastor on staff at their church. Candidates for the program will also be interviewed by Dr. Sherrill and may be required to participate in other screening requirements. A college degree is not required.
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