Foundation for Counseling Ministry FCM (formerly IBC)
"Living Healthy Relationships"
This Foundation for Counseling Ministry school (former IBC) focuses on learning relationship skills. Relationships can be a tremendous blessing, but they can also make our life very difficult. But God is a God of relationships. Lets look at healthy, biblical principles together and learn how to apply them in our own lives as well as how to be a help for others.
This school gives you a firm foundation and many tools to work with other people - whether you will be staff in a YWAM school or work in a cell group of your home church.
The Discipleship Training School (DTS or CDTS) is the prerequisite for this school.
|Course Number:||CNH 211 and 212|
|UofN credits:||12 + 12 (outreach)|
|Lecture Phase Fee:||3'690 Swiss Francs (incl. tuition, room and board)
+200 for materials, books, etc.
(for those coming from developing nations and are in need of scholarship we offer a reduction of 1/3 on the lecture phase costs)
|Outreach Phase Fee:||approx 2500.- Swiss Francs
plus airfare (depending on location)
Prerequisites:Discipleship Training School(DTS) or Crossroads DTS (CDTS)
What is FCM?
Foundation for Counseling Ministry (former IBC) is designed as a six month training program with two distinct phases.
Phase one is a three-month classroom segment which utilizes lectures, discussions, workshops, small group interactions and personal study. The close community of students and staff provides an environment where the application of Biblical counseling skills can be worked out.
Phase two is the field assignment. This provides a practical experience where the knowledge, skills and character qualities of a Biblical counselor learned in the lecture phase are put into practice in a mission field setting. Students will find enriching cross-cultural opportunities and challenging experiences of working on a team at one of the ministry locations around the world.
- The Biblical perspective of the human personality
- The Biblical foundations of Counseling
- Healing through relationships
- The restoration of the whole person.
- Basic counseling skills and tools to work with.
- Human reactions to hurt and rejection.
- Gender awareness
- Role of the Holy Spirit
- Emotions and the renewing of the mind
- Family systems
- Understanding God's grace and extending it to others
- Divine plumb line & the power of the Cross
- Identity in Christ and Self awareness
This program has three primary goals
1. Personal Development
The student will learn an experiential understanding of Grace: developing a personal revelation of the reality of God's grace, and the ability to extend that grace to others. Healthy relationships and developing a mature Christian Identity, are emphasised.
2. Skill Development
The student will learn how to express warmth, respect and empathy in inter-personal relationships; develop active listening skills; use the tool of Biblical belief renewal for personal development and applying it to others; praying for healing in a variety of situations by invoking the presence of Jesus; Exercise influence through intercession.
3. Cognitive Developement
The student will learn the definition of counseling; God's character in relation to counseling; the work of the Cross and the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing redemption and forgiveness; the believer's identity in Christ; repentance and forgiveness and their relation to maturity; the specific, unique giftings of each individual.
Speaker Schedule FCM 2013
|11. April - 12. April||Passivity & Counseling Principles||Tom Bloomer, USA, UofN Provost|
|15. April - 19. April||God's Character,
Loss & Grief in Counseling
|Christian Quartier, Switzerland. Debriefing manager and Counselor.|
|22. April - 26. April||Active Listening & Rational Christian Thinking, Emotions||Martin Bauert, Switzerland|
|29. April - 10. May||The Divine Plumbline, teaching and minstry||EunEim Jung, Korea|
|13. May - 16. May||Refocusing & other counseling tools||Richard Lahey James, Family therapist from New Zealand, working in England|
|20. May - 24. May||Addiction & Art Therapy||Sylvie Bolay, Switzerland. Leader of Restoration program.|
|27. May - 31. May||The Holy Spirit in Counseling||Paolo & Paola Bigony, Italy.|
|3. June - 6. June||MBTI (Personality Types according to Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and
|Sarah Lanier, USA. Author of, Foreign to Familiar, a Guide to Understanding Hot and Cold Climate Culture|
|10. June - 14. June||Gender Identity and healing, Father heart of God,||Rev. Gus Hunter, USA. Trained in pastoral counseling. Author of: "From Venus to Mars and back"|
|17. June - 21. June||Family System||Rod Smith, South Africa. Family Therapist, teacher & writer living in Indianapolis.|