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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 , 2021 – March  , 2021

Register below.



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


Lectures begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Snacks provided during breaks.


There will be two simultaneous tracks following this basic schedule (Track Two in the auditorium, an Advanced Track in the WBC Community Center).

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 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 ___th


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
  • Essential Elements of 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
  • Help and Hope to those Struggling to Have Children
  • Justification
  • Depression
  • Worry
  • Fear
  • Guilt/Forgiveness
  • Priorities for Living
  • Overcoming Evil
  • Anger
  • Communication
  • Marriage



“A Biblical Approach to Addictions” Advanced Track

(Open to all who have completed EITHER Tracks One OR Two)

This track is designed to help churches fulfill the Gospel Call with the enslaved/addicts.

  • Theology of Addiction:  Learning from Romans 6
  • Biblical Insights into Addiction
  • Addiction, Identity, and the Gospel
  • Basic Principles, Procedures, and Strategies for Counseling Addictions
  • Family Issues in Addiction
  • Crafting Temptation and Repentance Plans to Help Addicts








  • How the Gospel Frees Your Teen From Device Addiction
  • I am a Porn Struggler
  • Helping Wives Whose Husbands Struggle with Pornography
  • Straight Talk About Preventing and Overcoming Sexual Sin
  • Helping Counselees Avoid Temptation









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 $70
  • Individual Fee/Manual/Set of Books $135
  • Married Couple Registration, Manuals $140
  • Married Couples Fee/Manual/Books $205

Track One Books

  • How to Counsel Biblically (John MacArthur)  $20
  • Christian Living in the Home (Jay Adams)  $10
  • Christian Counselors Casebook (Jay Adams) $15
  • Christ and Your Problems (Jay Adams) $4
  • Pamphlets (6) $16

Addictions Advanced Track

  • Individual Registration fee and Manual $70
  • Individual Fee/Manual/ Book $94
  • Married Couple Registration, Manuals $140
  • Married Couples Fee/Manual/Book $164

Addictions Advanced Track Books

  • The Heart of Addiction (Mark Shaw) $12
  • Finally Free (Heath Lambert) $12


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