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CDT for the Problems of Life

CDT (Counseling Discipleship Training) for the Problems of Life


Counseling and Discipleship Training (CDT) here at WBC

12 Monday evening classes  January 11 , 2021 – March 29, 2021

Online Registration Form —  below


Training begins Monday, January 11 , 2021 through March  (12 consecutive Mondays).

“A virtual option is available for those who cannot attend in person, but are interested in auditing Fundamentals Course:  Track Two


Lectures begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Snacks provided


Track Two will meet in the auditorium

6:00 – Counseling Topic Lecture

7:00 – Counseling Topic Lecture

8:00 –  Case Studies & DVD 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  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 (TBD)


Fundamentals Course: Track Two 

(Track Two complements material presented in Track One, which is taught at WBC in alternate years.  Track One is not a prerequisite for taking Track Two

    • Why Counseling in the Church
    • Qualifications of a Biblical Counselor
    • Role of the Holy Spirit
    • Recapturing a Forfeited Ministry
    • Essential Elements of Counseling
    • Helping Counselees Change
    • A Model for Decision Making
    • Biblical Principles of Sex
    • Dealing With Addictions
    • Women Counseling Women
    • Counseling and Evangelism
    • Eating Disorders
    • Medical Issues in Counseling
    • Roles in Marriage
    • Depression
    • Spouse Abuse
    • Trusting God in Adversity



Advanced Track

 “Advanced Track:  Help with the ACBC Exams – We are exploring the possibility of offering an ACBC exam track, if there is sufficient interest. If you have previously completed Tracks One and Two at WBC, and would be interested in receiving help with the exam phase of the ACBC certification process, please let us know.”



The registration fee of $70  per person is to cover the administrative costs, pamphlets, binder and notes, and expenses for outside/adjunct instructors.

In addition, each person is responsible for purchasing their own books for the required reading.  Here is the list of books required for Track Two:

Competent to Counsel by Jay Adams

Trusting God by Jerry Bridges

Christian Counselors Casebook by Jay Adams

These are available for purchase through .


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