Helping Others for the Purpose of Eternity

   training courses

Biblical counseling—also called intensive discipleship, soul care, etc.—is Christ's vision for the Church. Therefore, 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. The training courses have been vetted by and can lead to fulfilling the requirements of IABC (International Assoc. of Biblical Counselors).

 

Classes Offered by HOPE

  • Foundations of Biblical Discipleship

  • The Calling of All Christians

  • Life-Giving Marriage

  • Theology of Biblical Discipleship

  • Life Issues

  • Guilt, Shame, and Forgiveness

  • Exam Prep for IABC or ACBC exams

  • Medical Issues & Psychological Diagnoses

      (Discipling Biblically During Treatment)

  • Internship 101

  • Relationships: Marriage, Parenting, Divorce

​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 2021 course

Systematic Theology

of biblical discipleship*

                       An 8-Week Course

Want to know the theological foundations for addressing life’s problems biblically? Join us as pastors and leaders cover the “biggies” in just 8 weeks.

Topics include:
•    The Bible – Bibliology
•    God – Theology Proper
•    Man – Anthropology
•    Christ – Christology
•    The Holy Spirit – Pneumatology
•    Salvation – Soteriology     
•    The Church – Ecclesiology

When:
•   Wed. evenings, Sept. 15 – Nov. 3, 2021
     6:30-8:30 p.m.
     or 
•   Thurs. afternoons, Sept. 16 – Nov. 4, 2021
     12:00-2:00 p.m.

Where: Christ Presbyterian Church, Window Room, 2323 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville,  TN 37215

              
Teachers: pastors, elders, and biblical counselors:

  • LeeEric Fesko, Director of Discipleship

  • Buz Graham, Ruling Elder, Chaplain

  • Kathy Koon, MA in Biblical Counseling, RHCC Counseling Director, ACBC Certified

  • Luke Paiva, MS, Instructor of Bible, Christ Presbyterian Academy

  • Jan Shaffer, ACBC and IABC Certified

  • Rob Tims, MDiv, EdD, Pastor, Certified Church Consultant

  • Pastor Todd Teller, Associate Pastor


Donations: $45 (Scholarships are 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 Theology exams. This course is not for state licensure.

WINTer 2022 course

ELEMENTS OF

practical discipleship

                       An 8-Week Course

Come join us for “Elements of Practical Discipleship" as we learn how to fulfill our calling! This course walks lay people, counselors, and all who would like to learn more about the “how”—through the various elements involved in the discipleship process.

 

Paul said, “I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to counsel/instruct one another” (Romans 15:14).

Topics:

  ~ What is Biblical Counseling?

  ~ Who Me? Am I Qualified? 

  ~ Tough Obstacles! 

  ~ What About the Heart?

 ~  Building Bridges

 ~  Getting to Know You! 


When: January 20-March 16, 2022
             Thurs. afternoons, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

             (no longer Wed. evenings)

Where: Grace Community Church, 5711 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027

              
Donations: $50 when you arrive at the first class--cash, Zelle, or checks are preferred. (Scholarships are available.)

Click here to register: Please provide your name, address, email, and mobile number. (Wed. evenings are no longer available.)

*This CORE course 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.

"Your testimonies are my delight;

they are my counselors.

(Psalm 119:24)

SRPING 2022 course

The Calling of All Christians

                       A 4-Week Mini-Course

Come join us as we learn how to fulfill our calling! This course walks lay people, counselors, and all who would like to learn more about the “how”of the biblical counseling and discipleship process.


When: Thurs. afternoons, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

            Mar. 17 – Apr. 7, 2022

Where: Grace Community Church, 5711 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027

              
Donations: $15 when you arrive at the first class--cash, Zelle, or checks are preferred. (Scholarships are available.)

Please provide your name, address, email, and mobile number. (Wed. evenings are no longer available.)
 
*This CORE course 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.