Helping Others for the Purpose of Eternity
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
The Calling of All Christians
Theology of Biblical Discipleship
Guilt, Shame and Forgiveness
Exam Prep for IABC or ACBC exams
Medical Issues & Psychological Diagnoses-:
(How to Disciple Biblically During Their Treatment)
Relationships: Marriage, Parenting, Divrorce
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
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.
• The Bible – Bibliology
• God – Theology Proper
• Man – Anthropology
• Christ – Christology
• The Holy Spirit – Pneumatology
• Salvation – Soteriology
• The Church – Ecclesiology
• Wed. evenings, Sept. 15 – Nov. 3, 2021
• Thurs. afternoons, Sept. 16 – Nov. 4, 2021
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
Steve Hoppe, M.S., M.A., M.Div., Crosstown Counseling, LLC, Executive Director
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.
**Directions to the Window Room: Turn into the church at the intersection of Chickering Rd. and Old Hickory Blvd. Turn right into the first parking lot. Enter through the church’s main entrance (with the overhang) and continue through the café, bearing left into the main hall. The Window room is on your immediate right.
WINTer 2022 course
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)..
~ What is Discipleship/Biblical Counseling?
~ Who Me? Am I Qualified? Roles + Qualifications
~ Tough Obstacles! Isolating the Problem
~ What About the Heart?
~ Building Bridges, Building Involvement
~ Getting to Know You! Gathering Information
~ Where Do We Go from Here?
Determining Direction and Biblical Change
~ Presuppositions and Content
~ A Review of Concepts
~ May I Share This with You? Instruction and/or “Instruction and/or “Care-frontation”
When: January 20-March 16, 2022
Thurs. afternoons, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
(no longer Wed. evenings)
Where: to be determined
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.