Christian Counseling Division

The Christian Counseling division features two areas of concentration, Biblical Counseling and Marriage and Family Studies. Click on the program name to view the theology and biblical courses offered by our CLST Global faculty.

Biblical Counseling

BICC150: Introduction to Biblical Counseling*

Dr. Mike Chapman
Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet
Description: Biblical principles of human personality and how personal change occurs. Special focus on the church as God’s healing institution, the unique features of Christian counseling, and the development of a biblical approach to counseling.

BICC176: Foundations of Christian Counseling*

Rev. Leroy Judd

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: A fresh perspective on the role that counseling can play in the local church.  Counseling theories are presented with a solid grasp of current trends both secular and Christian..  Theories and techniques in Christian counseling.

BICC303: The Road to Restoration

Rev. Carol Fallaw

Availability: DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: This is a study of grief. It examines its causes and effects to gain a greater understanding of God’s plan for restoring broken lives. It aims to provide a greater understanding of the grief process.

BICC510: Experiencing Father’s Embrace 

Rev. Jack Frost

Availability: DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: This course is designed to lead you deep into Father’s presence where you can receive an experience in Father’s loving embrace and a restoration of childlike innocence and intimacy.

BICC511: Interpersonal Relationships and Personality Patterns*

Dr. David Baldwin

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: Based on Romans Chapter 12, students will conduct a survey that will help identify their own personality patterns. Improve interpersonal communication skills. Learn to “read people” quickly and accurately. Enhance relationships at home, work, and church.

BICC520: Resolving Conflict and Anger God’s Way*

Dr. William Graybill

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: Conflict is unavoidable; however, we often avoid handling it due to fear, lack of skill, and a lack of understanding of the Word of God.  This course will alleviate the fear, give the skills, and help each person see the mandate of scripture to manage conflict.

BICC530: Stress Management* 

Dr. Michael Ronsisvalle

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of how to minimize the effects of stress in one’s life. Emphasis is given to a biblical understanding of stress and to well researched strategies of stress management, including relaxation, cognitive restructuring, stress reducing lifestyle choices and change. This course is highly interactive and includes lecture as well as hands-on practice with new stress management techniques.

BICC534: Breaking Generational Bonds: From Hooked to Healed*

Dr. Henry Griffin

Availability: Live

Description: The general focus of this course is to examine the persistent and powerful strongholds that can develop in the lives of individuals. The development of such strongholds is often due to a lack of spiritual knowledge about how to resolve injustices in our lives.

BICC542: The Theology of Biblical Freedom*

Dr. Michael Sedler

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description:. The foundations of biblical freedom. What does freedom mean for a Christian? Barriers to freedom. Develop a personal plan for walking in freedom throughout our lives.

BICC560: Godly Communication in Everyday Life*

Dr. Michael Sedler

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: Effective daily communication patterns. Emphasizes communication between family members, friends, colleagues, supervisors, and church members. Strategies to avoid peer pressure, how to “ask questions” without questioning, how to present our viewpoint without creating a defensive atmosphere, and more.

BICC570: Biblical Approach to the Wounded Human Spirit

Rev. Carol Fallaw

Availability: DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: This course is a study of the wounded spirit. We will examine reasons a person’s spirit becomes wounded and gain a greater understanding of how God restores. Included are practical tools to minister to hurting people.

BICC580: Understanding Dreams and Visions 

Rev. Katrina Wilson

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: A biblical and scientific study of dreams and visions. Emphasis is on dreams, and special attention is given to dream symbols to help one understand and interpret his own dreams. Balanced teaching to help the student see how dreams are vital today.

BICC678: Healing and Restoring the Heart

Mrs. Denise Boggs

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: The process of healing the hurts of the past, and identifying areas that need healing.  We will look at Scripture to see the progression from healing to restoration and why it is important to embrace our own identity in Christ.

BICC960: Journey toward Wholeness

Rev. Don Crossland

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: A spiritual and emotional growth model with an emphasis on restoration. Topics include replacing false belief systems with truth, replacing wrong relationships with healthy ones, replacing immature human response with God’s wisdom.

Marriage and Family Studies

 
 
 
 

BICC310: A Study of Christian Marriage and Child-Training

 

Rev. Gary Beasley

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: This course focuses on God’s perspectives on relationships within families. It offers practical counsel in applying biblical principles to marriage and child-training.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC451: Portrait of Christian Marriage and Family

 

Dr. Michael Murray

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: This course paints a scriptural portrait of marriage and family. Topics include family roles in a Christian family, Christian parenting, God’s resurrection power in marriage, and communication.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC525: Biblical Building Blocks for Marriage and Family

 

Rev. Scott & Cheryl Scheer

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: This course establishes a scriptural understanding of relationship, marriage, propagation, and parenting. Explores problems that cause the destruction of the family and helps to establish strong, godly families.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC526: Raising a Righteous Generation

 

Rev. Scott & Cheryl Scheer

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: This course gives a better understanding of why parents do what they do and why children react the way they do.  The premise of this course is that if you raise kids right, they will remain steadfast in their faith throughout their lives.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC533: A Biblical Study of Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage

 

Rev. Greg Hinnant

Availability: Live

Description: For the Church’s strength, sanctity, and preparation for the Lord’s appearing, it is vital that all believers—and especially ministers—understand the Bible’s general perspectives and specific commands regarding marriage, divorce, and remarriage. Using both topical and expository formats, this course expounds relevant Old and New Testament scriptures and applies them to a wide array of potential marital scenarios in order to clarify what God wills, permits, commands, and recommends.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC540: Parenting Is for Everyone

 

Dr. Diane McIntosh

Availability: DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet – if textbook is available

Description: This course is a study of parenting according to the precepts, statutes and commandments found in God’s holy Word. Special emphasis will be on what is a biblical parent, effective parenting styles, conflict resolution skills, hearing the heart of a child, step family issues, emotional and mental development of a child, abuse and the family altar.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC550: Covenant Marriage: Marriage without Walls*

 

Dr. Larry Keefauver

Availability: Live

Description: Instructs and equips people with a biblical understanding of covenant marriage. It identifies the spiritual walls that block intimacy, prayer and communication in marriage. It teaches the discipline of effective prayer in covenant marriage. It builds communication and relational skills that strengthen covenant marriage.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC555: Godly Foundations for Parenting*

 

Dr. Larry Keefauver

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: Biblical truths and principles that lay Godly foundations for parenting. These principles are accompanied by practical examples so that the students can teach and apply them within a Christian family and home.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC640: New Beginnings in Marriage*

 

Dr. Monica Hill

Availability: Live

Description: Will you marry me? Do we understand what we have asked and what we responded “yes” to when we start making wedding plans? Truly understanding what the commitment of marriage is, and what the covenant of marriage is designed to do.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC660: You Can Have a Happy Family*

 

Dr. Morris Sheats

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: Biblical principles to guide a Christian family. Topics include: the role of the husband, the role of the wife, parenting skills and family finances. A solid, biblical model of effective family living is presented.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC662: Family Therapy

 

Rev. Richard Ronsisvalle

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: Birthing God’s vision for you and your family. What it means to produce a family that functions according to the will of God. The scriptural chain of command in leadership, discipline, and love. Proper relationships between husband and wife and parents with children. How to abandon the status quo and embrace radical change to realize God’s new vision for your family.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BICC665: Biblical Sexuality in the 21st Century

 

Rev. Jayson L. Graves

Availability: Live, DVD, VCD, MP3-CD, Internet

Description: A biblically ‘sex-positive’ look at God’s model of sexuality, its design, meaning, purpose and challenges therein. The course prepares believers to become better-equipped servants to both believers who are in restoration processes (“recovery”) and to those not yet part of the body who experience life outside of His Design for human sexuality with love in place of judgementalism, hope instead of condemnation and grace as opposed to apathy or passivity.