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CDT for the Problems of Life

CDT (Counseling Discipleship Training) for the Problems of Life


Option #1: Counseling and Discipleship Training (CDT) here at WBC

12 Monday evening classes January 8, 2018 – March  26, 2018


Option #2: 3 Weekend Classes in Charleston, WV on

March 16-17 , April 6-7 & May 18-19

Register below.


Training begins Monday, January 8, 2018 through March 26 , 2018 (12 consecutive Mondays).

Lectures begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Snacks provided during breaks.

Track One

6:00 – Counseling Topic Lecture

7:00 – Counseling Topic Lecture

8:00 – Case Studies & DVD Observation

Track Three

6:00 – Counseling Topic Lecture

7:00 – Discussion of Elements, ACBC Exam Preparation

8:00 – DVD Counseling Observation

What is Biblical Counseling?

This training is intensive discipleship. It is learning to minister the Word of God to people where they need it the most right now. Everyone is a counselor to someone. Spouses, parents, teachers, pastors, youth workers, church leaders, and health care professionals are regularly giving advice about a variety of subjects.

The counseling ministry of Wheelersburg Baptist Church is committed to the absolute sufficiency of the Word of God. We believe that in the Bible God has provided us with real answers for the real problems people encounter in life.

Should I take this course?

If a person came to you depressed, heavy with guilt, near a “breakdown,” anxious, fearful, full of bitterness, with marital problems, or overwhelmed with grief, would you know what to do according to God’s Word? The goal of this training is to equip God’s people to be able to minister God’s Word to those in need. If you want your counsel to be more biblical, insightful, and helpful to the people you care about, consider participating in this course.

Primary Instructors

Pastor Brad Brandt: Certified counselor and fellow with the ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) (formerly known as NANC). Pastor-Teacher at Wheelersburg Baptist Church since 1987.

Barbara Miller: ACBC certified. Member and counselor at Wheelersburg Baptist Church. Nurse practitioner at a local OB/GYN office.

David Beam: ACBC certified. Member, counselor and teacher at Wheelersburg Baptist Church.

Dr. Charles Hodges, M.D.: ACBC certified. Addressing Medical Issues in Counseling during Medical Issues Night on March ___.


Track One

(Track One complements materials presented in Track Two, but addresses different topics and stands alone.  So Track One is not required before taking Track Two and vice versa)

  • The Foundation and Goal of Biblical Counseling
  • Why Counsel? Biblical Counseling in the Church
  • Qualifications of a Biblical Counselor
  • Nouthetic Confrontation and Biblical Counseling
  • The Doctrine of Spiritual Growth and Sanctification
  • Self-Worth or Self-Worship
  • The Role of Husbands & Wives in the Family
  • Parental Attitudes and Goals
  • Parental Delegation and Responsibilities
  • Life-Dominating Sins and Total Life-Restructuring
  • Miscarriage and Infertility
  • Justification
  • Depression
  • Worry
  • Fear
  • Guilt/Forgiveness
  • Priorities for Living
  • Spouse Abuse
  • Overcoming Evil
  • Anger
  • Communication
  • Marriage

Track Three

(Open to all who have completed Tracks One & Two)

Track Three is intended to equip more fully the person who is serious about pursuing certification with ACBC. Each week will include: teaching on counseling issues that builds upon material from Tracks One and Two, discussion of practical elements in counseling, and observation of actual counseling. A key objective of the course is to encourage and enable participants to achieve ACBC certification.

  • How do People Change? A Biblical Model
  • The Importance of Prayer in Counseling
  • Medical Issues in Counseling
  • Liberating the Alcoholic
  • Utilizing the Resources of the Church
  • When the Counseling Process Gets Stuck
  • How Not to Counsel: Job’s Friends
  • Working with Blended Families
  • Resources for Financial Problems
  • Biblical Submission
  • Homosexuality

COSTS AND MATERIALS (new rates/prices to be announced)

The cost involved is for the handbook, supplies, reading materials for each class, and expenses for outside/adjunct instructors. Couples may share their books but will need to purchase their own copies of the training manual. If not all books are needed, you may purchase them individually by adding their cost(s) to your Registration and Manual fees.

Track One

  • Individual Registration fee and Manual $__
  • Individual Fee/Manual/Set of Books $___
  • Married Couple Registration, Manuals $___
  • Married Couples Fee/Manual/Books $___

Track One Books

  • How to Counsel Biblically (John McArthur) $___
  • Christian Living in the Home (Jay Adams) $___
  • Christian Counselors Casebook (Jay Adams) $___
  • Christ and Your Problems
  • Pamphlets (6) $___

Track Three

  • Individual Registration fee and Manual $___
  • Individual Fee/Manual/ Book $___
  • Married Couple Registration, Manuals $___
  • Married Couples Fee/Manual/Book $____

Track Three Books

  • Theology of Biblical Counseling (Heath Lambert) $___


Three Weekends of CDT at Bible Center Church in Charleston, WV, March 16-17 , April 6-7 & May  18-19

To register, contact Union Mission at (304) 925-0366 or visit

Scholarships may be available if cost prevents participation in the course. Call WBC for details.