Helping Others for the Purpose of Eternity

   training courses

Because intensive discipleship is a vision for the church, we’ve created an in-depth educational program that provides faith-based equipping and training for life and ministry contexts.

​​This training is open to all individuals throughout the region, including pastors, laypersons, and church leaders. This training can lead to fulfilling the requirements of the Intl. Assoc. of Biblical Counselors.

Other Classes Offered by HOPE

  • Foundations of Biblical Discipleship/Counseling

  • The Calling of All Christians

  • Life-Giving Marriage

  • Theology of Biblical Discipleship/Counseling

  • Life Issues

  • Guilt, Shame and Forgiveness

  • Counseling Associations Exam Prep

  • Medical Issues & Psychological Diagnoses--How to Disciple/Counsel Biblically

  • Internship 101

  • Practicum 101

  • Parenting

WINTER 2021 course


                       An 8-Week Mini-Course

In the "Life Issues" class, we will be talking about:

    ~ Fear
    ~ Depression

    ~ Anger

    ~ Suffering

    ~ Anxiety

None of these are easy to talk about. But the only thing worse than talking about them is NOT talking about them and struggling every day.

There IS hope! Join us to learn how to biblically overcome strongholds and answer the question, “Where is God when I feel so bad?”


~ Wed. eves, Jan. 13 – March 3, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

~ Thur. afternoons, Jan. 14 – Mar. 4, 2021, 12 - 2 PM


Zoom, with online notes


~ Pastor Todd Teller

~ Virginia Stewart, PhD. in Biblical Counseling

~ Jan Shaffer

~ Gillian Peabody

~ Jan Shaffer,

~ Holly Tims,

~ Rebekah Wright

Donations $40

(scholarships available upon request)


*These CORE courses, hosted by HOPE Ministries, are vetted by and fulfill one portion of the requirements of the International Association of Biblical Counseling—not for state licensure—and help answer some of the exam questions of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.




Psyhological Diagnoses*

A 5-Week Mini-Course


  Have you ever asked,  “Where is God when it hurts?”

​ During this 5-week mini-course, we’ll explore the   biblical approach to addressing painful suffering,   and we’ll discuss how we can encourage and   counsel others. Topics will include:

  • Why doesn’t God heal my body?

  • Does the Bible have anything to say about my psychological diagnosis?

  • Is taking medicine biblical?


Where is hope when the suffering is so painful?


  ~ Wed. evenings, Mar. 10 – Apr. 7, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

  ~ Thur. afternoons, Mar. 11 – Apr. 8, 12:00 – 2:00 PM         

  Format: Zoom, with online notes

  ~ Pastor Todd Teller 

  ~ Virginia Stewart, PhD in Biblical Counseling​

  ~ Via Video: Dan Gannon, MD, Pam Gannon, Dan

      Wickert, M.D., Bob Smith, MD

  Donations $25 (scholarships available)



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*This CORE course, hosted by HOPE Ministries, is vetted by and fulfills one portion of the requirements of the International Association of Biblical Counseling—not for state licensure. This course will help those writing the Association of Certified Biblical Counseling exams.