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Do you desire to be a wise counselor? Are you in full-time ministry, or perhaps a different vocation, but want to be a more effective communicator of biblical counsel for those struggling with sin?
If so, consider the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. The curriculum includes practical courses in topics such as crisis counseling and addictive behavior while providing a solid foundation of biblical and theological courses from which to build practical applications. The program is now offered in both traditional and summer formats.
The objectives of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling are:
- To comprehend and articulate basic elements of biblical and systematic theology
- To interpret and counsel based on God’s Word as understood dispensationally
- To assess issues in culture and behavioral norms and compare those with biblical truth; to articulate a biblical response to common counseling issues; and to be able to apply a nouthetic approach to counseling
- To demonstrate faithfulness to the Holy Spirit’s work through God’s Word in his or her personal life and ministry
Available in traditional and summer formats!
In addition to the traditional semester format, Maranatha Baptist Seminary offers the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling in a summer module format. You can earn a degree in just two summers with online courses and module courses offered in June each year.
“This will really appeal to school teachers and administrators, and to students working as graduate assistants during the school year,” said Dr. Larry Oats, Dean of the Seminary. “Some classes can be taken online, some can be taken in summer modules, and, if possible, they may even combine those hours with traditional classes taken on campus.”
“The opportunity to earn a master’s degree in two summers, even though they will be very busy summers plus online, will be a good, practical option for a lot of people,” Oats said.