Faith Counseling Institute

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Faith Baptist Church recognizes the need for the church to minister more effectively to hurting people in these last days, and therefore, has formed the Faith Counseling Institute to provide biblical discipleship training for Bible-believing churches.

To meet this need, Faith Counseling Institute hosts annual counselor training conferences onsite at Faith Baptist Church. The goal of the Institute is threefold:

1. To equip the members of Faith Baptist Church to disciple their own families and to serve as effective disciple-makers to those within their sphere of ministry in our own local assembly


2. To equip the missionary family of Faith Baptist Church to effectively disciple those whom God has called them to serve around the world

3. To equip other Bible-believing churches to more effectively disciple those in their congregation and those they reach in their community

Faith Counseling Institute will offer one course each year as the program develops.  


Course 1 – Foundations of Biblical Counseling

(36 hours of instruction)

The essence of biblical counseling is biblical disciple-making. Biblical counselors see every problem of living as an opportunity to help others grow in Christlikeness through the skillful application of the Word of God in the power of God’s Spirit. The Foundations course provides an overview of the key components in disciple-making with special attention to the doctrine of sanctification as the God-ordained means of change and growth into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Topics: The essential components of biblical disciple-making, the goal of biblical counseling, what makes counseling biblical, the process of biblical counseling, the use of the Word in counseling, the themes of sanctification, basics for addressing worry and anxiety, forgiveness, and despair and grief, the qualifications for the biblical counselor, current challenges to biblical counseling, and integrating biblical change into the local church.

Download a conference brochure here -  2013 Counseling Seminar Brochure. Video recordings of Course 1 will be available in 2014.


  • John Monroe, pastor of Faith Baptist Church; seasoned biblical counselor
  • Jim Berg, seminary professor at Bob Jones University; director of Faith Counseling Institute

Course 2 – Men’s and Women’s Issues in Counseling

June 22-26, 2014
(36 hours of instruction)

Continuing the theme of disciple-making, Course 2 addresses the individual needs and struggles of men and women.

Topics: Sessions will cover such issues as understanding God’s pattern for human relationships, manhood, womanhood, and sexuality, overcoming sexual abuse, addressing gender confusion and SSA, mentoring men and women to maturity, countering feminist influence on women’s roles, equipping men for leadership in the home and church, overcoming sexual sin, and helping women deal with bitterness and depression.

Download a conference brochure here -   2014 Counseling Seminar Brochure.


  • John Monroe, pastor of Faith Baptist Church; seasoned biblical counselor
  • Jim Berg, seminary professor at Bob Jones University; director of Faith Counseling Institute
  • Jason Ormiston, pastor of Palmetto Baptist Church; Bible professor at Bob Jones University
  • Brian Trainer, Bible professor at Maranatha Baptist University
  • Pat Berg, experienced counselor, counselor-trainer, and women's speaker
  • Sherrie Johnson, experienced counselor and women's speaker
  • Debi Pryde, experienced counselor, author, counselor-trainer, and women's speaker







Direct all questions to or call the church office at 864.322.0700, Ext. 108.


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