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  Helping Others for the Purpose of Eternity

   training courses

Biblical intensive discipleship—also known as soul care, biblical counseling, 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

  • Distinctives of Intensive Disciple Making/Biblical Counseling

  • 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

      (Biblically Discipling 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 2022 course

distinctives of

Intensive disciple/

biblical counseling*

 A  3-Week Mini-Course

Come explore Distinctives of Intensive Disciple Making/Biblical Counseling*! 

Join us IN PERSON or ONLINE as we discuss a critical question:

What distinguishes Intensive, Biblical Disciple Making / Biblical Counseling?

When

~ Thursdays, Nov. 3- Nov. 17, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

    Feel free to bring your lunch!

   or

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

Location

  Grace Community Church Conference Room,

  5711 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027

Presenters

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

  ~ Jan Shaffer, ACBC and IABC Certified

 Donations $20 (This includes the text, "A Layman's Guide to Counseling  Theories" by Dr. Howard Eyrich.) (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.

  ** Email hopeministriestn@gmail.com for directions.

WINTER 2023 course

RELATIONSHIPS:

KEYS TO GROWTH*

 How the Bible Actually Helps Real People in Relationships

 in 8 weeks--in person or online

Join us IN PERSON or ONLINE as we explore

"Relationships: Keys to Growth*!

There's lots of conversation about relationships and the Bible these days, but is it focused on how the Bible can be life-giving and transform us?

Does the Bible really talk about...

 

~ What's the point?

~ How to bring back love, honor, and respect?

~ Communication that’s constructive?

~ How these concepts affect marriage?

~ Emotional intimacy? physical intimacy?

Yes, yes, and yes! Individuals and couples at any stage can benefit from God’s timeless truths about relationships—and there are few

investments with a bigger payoff.

When

~ Thursdays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2023, 12:00 - 2:00 PM

    Feel free to bring your lunch!

    or

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

Location**

  Grace Community Church Conference Room,

  5711 Granny White Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027

Presenters

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

  ~ Jan Shaffer, ACBC and IABC Certified

  ~ Holly Tims, ACBC and IABC Certified

  ~ Via video: Dr. Heath Lambert

 Donations $55 (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 Theology exams. This course is not for state   licensure.

  ** Email hopeministriestn@gmail.com for directions.

"Your testimonies are my delight;

they are my counselors.

(Psalm 119:24)

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