Counselor Training

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Life Counseling Ministries has developed a nine-day workshop to help train pastors and lay counselors to be more effective in helping people with needs. Along with Biblical counseling principles, considerable time is given to practical training. This is done through group work, processing the specific skills taught, supervised counseling, and role playing.

We are committed to work alongside pastors in their respective congregations in training individuals to do counseling. If you are a lay member and plan to participate, we request a signed note from your pastor that supports your attendance.

The first session beginning in November of each year will begin at a basic foundational level: how to listen, how to be more sensitive and how to communicate care. The next two workshops in January and March will continue to build on the first one. If you begin the workshop in November, we ask you to commit to taking the following ones also.

Workshop Schedule

Thursday and Friday
8:45-12 Noon
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 5:15
Labs and assignments
5:15 - 6:30
6:30 - 8:00
Six Skills Teaching
8:45 - 12 Noon
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 5:00 Labs and assignments

Required Reading

Prior to each three-day workshop, you are required to read three textbooks that help to facilitate the learning process. This is a total of nine textbooks for the entire seminar. You will need to purchase or loan these textbooks—they are not included in the registration costs.


The cost of the workshop is $750 per person for all nine days. The fee can be paid in installments of $250 at each workshop. This fee includes meals, training manual—it does not include lodging or the textbooks you are required to read prior to each workshop.


Limited lodging is available at Life Counseling Ministries during the workshop and we can provide you with a listing of motels in the area if you need lodging.

Registration Process

Advanced registration is required to attend the seminar. To begin the process you will need to fill out an application. To receive an application, please contact us by phone or email. Your name will be placed on a list of interested persons and we send out applications each year in July.




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