The AIM Counseling Module aims to equip the body of Christ to be "competent to counsel" one another.
Christian Counseling is a much-neglected discipline. And yet everyone looks to church leaders for guidance and counsel. This means that the leader must be well-equipped and prudent--especially in this day and age. The AIM Counseling Module includes a basic introduction and training in psychological, marriage, family, and personal spiritual counseling and an overview of how to build and maintain an excellent personal spiritual foundation for oneself. This module also examines current cultural trends in society and how to address them as issues within the church and when interacting with friends, neighbors, and family members in broader cultural contexts. Attention is also paid to local cultural contexts in various world cultures.
This module is for anyone who wishes solid practical and theological training in basic Christian biblical counseling and an introduction to basic counseling principles, including when and how to refer people to professional counselors.
Christian Counseling is a much neglected discipline. And yet everyone looks to church leaders for guidance and counsel. This means that the leader must be well equipped and prudent--especially in this day and age. Study the classical personality types (choleric, phlegmatic, sanguine, melancholic). Also learn the ABCs of pastoral counseling--when to advise and when to refer, working with professionals when necessary. Learn about Family Systems and other invaluable approaches. This short course aims to equip us to equip the body of Christ to be "competent to counsel." When is a condition a medical matter, and when is the issue "unrepented sin"? Should we ever advise church members to come off their medication? What should we do when the thin line between responsibility and victimization seems tenuous at best? Learn from Drs. Mike and Mary Shapiro, clinical psychologists with extensive experience in counseling and forensic psychology. Counseling is not an option; it is a crucial area of ministerial training.
The Bible places far more emphasis on who we are inside than how we behave or appear to others. We have all seen too many people we know fall, not rebounding but remaining fallen, due to a weak walk with the Lord--while others continue to go forward to do great things despite formidable obstacles.
Are you looking to strengthen your relationship with God and deepen your understanding of Christian spirituality? Look no further than the AIM Spiritual Life Course, an online course designed to enhance and guide your spiritual journey. The course covers character, sexual issues, financial responsibility (guest speaker), spiritual disciplines such as fasting, prayer, meditation, scripture, devotional reading, and so much more—the secret of mirroring Christ's character: the inner spiritual life.
Teachers include Douglas Jacoby, Joey Harris, Fred Faller, Arturro Elizarraras, Greg Garcia, and Tom and Sheila Jones. At our kickoff live session on August 12, 2023, you will learn from experienced spiritual directors Jim and Lindsay Long and engage in interactive exercises to help you apply these practices to your daily life.
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According to 1 Timothy 3, how we build our own family is how we tend to build the church family. This course covers everything the Bible teaches about parenting, marriage, and family. How to keep our priorities straight despite the heavy pressures of ministry. A vital subject--and one we ignore at our peril.
This course examines current-day issues including (but not limited to) how Christians can and ought to interact with the broader culture within their local/regional cultural context, sexuality, and gender, gender roles within the Church, politics, war, entertainment, morality, social media, and more!