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   training courses

Biblical counseling—also known as soul care, intensive discipleship, etc.—is Christ's vision for the Church. Therefore, we’ve created an in-depth educational program that provides Christ-centered equipping and training for life and ministry contexts.

​​This training is open to all individuals throughout the region, including pastors, laypersons, and church leaders. The training courses have been vetted by and can lead to fulfilling the requirements of IABC (International Association of Biblical Counselors).


  • Relationships: Keys to Growth

  • Life-Giving Marriage

  • Biblical Parenting

  • Medical Issues & Psychological Diagnoses

         (Biblical Counseling during Treatment)

  • Internship 101

  • Divorce and Remarriage

  • The Calling of All Christians

  • Foundations of Biblical Counseling

  • Distinctives of Biblical Counseling 

  • Theology of Biblical Counseling

  • Life Issues (Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Fear, Codependency, Worry, Despair, etc.)

  • Guilt, Shame, and Forgiveness

​These CORE courses are hosted by HOPE Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee.

As Dr. David Powlison taught, we seek to "restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the church by thinking biblically about the issues of living."

WINTER 2024 course



 How the Bible Really Helps Real People

With Real Issues--in person or online

Join us to learn the theological foundations for addressing life’s problems biblically, including how to overcome difficult issues. 

We have a lineup of incredible teachers to cover the “biggies” in just 8 weeks

Wonderful Presenters – including

  ~ Marshall Albritton

  ~ David Atchison

  ~ Steve Gould

  ~ Michael Kelley

  ~ Bill Kersey

  ~ Matthew Ladisa

  ~ Pastor Justin Tucker

When (8-week course)

~ In person (Feel free to bring your lunch!)

   Thursdays, Jan. 18 – Mar. 14, 2024, 12:00 - 2:00 PM


~ Online: you will receive a YouTube link to watch at your convenience.


  Grace Community Church Conference Room,

  5711 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027


  ~ The Bible & Biblical Counseling – Bibliology
  ~ God & Biblical Counseling – Theology Proper 
  ~ Man & Biblical Counseling – Anthropology
  ~ Christ & Biblical Counseling – Chris
  ~ The Holy Sp
irit & Biblical Counseling – Pneumatology 
  ~ Salvation and Biblical Counseling – Soteriology 
  ~ The Church and Biblical Counseling – Ecclesiology

 Donations $60 (scholarships available)

 Click here to register

  *This CORE course, hosted by HOPE Ministries, is vetted by and fulfills one portion of the requirements of the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). 

This course will help those writing the ACBC exams. This course is not for state licensure.

  ** Email for directions.

  Helping Others for the Purpose of Eternity

"Your testimonies are my delight;

they are my counselors.

(Psalm 119:24)

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