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  Helping Others for the Purpose of Eternity

   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).


Classes Offered by HOPE

  • 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

  • Relationships: Keys to Growth

  • Life-Giving Marriage

  • Biblical Parenting

  • Medical Issues & Psychological Diagnoses

      (Biblical Counseling during Treatment)

  • Internship 101

  • Divorce and Remarriage

​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."

fall 2023 course

god's design for

life issues*

 How the Bible Actually Helps Real People

With Real Issues--in person or online

Let’s talk about:
  ~ Fear
  ~ Anxiety
  ~ Worry
  ~ Depression and despair
  ~ Codependency
  ~ Anger
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?”

When (9-week course)

Thursdays, Sept. 14 – Nov. 9, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

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


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


  Grace Community Church Conference Room,

  5711 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027


  ~ Virginia Stewart, PhD in Biblical Counseling, ACBC, IABC Certified

  ~ Jan Shaffer, ACBC and IABC Certified

  ~ Holly Tims, ACBC and IABC Certified

  ~ Wonderful guest speakers!

 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 Counseling (IABC). This course will help those writing the ACBC exams. This course is not for state licensure.

  ** Email for directions.

"Your testimonies are my delight;

they are my counselors.

(Psalm 119:24)

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