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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 7, 2019 – March  25, 2019

Register below.


Training begins Monday, January 7, 2019 through March 25, 2019 (12 consecutive Mondays).

Lectures begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Snacks provided during breaks.

Track Two

6:00 – Counseling Topic Lecture

7:00 – Counseling Topic Lecture

8:00 – Case Studies & DVD Observation

Marriage Counseling Track

6:00 – Marriage Counseling Topic

7:00 – Marriage Counseling Topic

8:00 – Counseling Observation, “When Sinners Say I Do”, Reading Discussions, Dealing with Common Challenges in Marriage Counseling

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 Two

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

  • Why Counsel? Biblical Counseling in the Church
  • Qualifications of a Biblical Counselor
  • Role of the Holy Spirit
  • Recapturing a Forfeited Ministry
  • Essential Elements of Counseling
  • Helping Counselees Understand How to Change
  • A Model for Decision Making
  • Biblical Principles of Sex
  • Dealing with Addictions
  • Women Counseling Women
  • Counseling and Evangelism
  • Dealing With Medical Issues in Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Roles in Marriage
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Depression
  • Forgiveness
  • Trusting God in Adversity
  • Spouse Abuse
  • A Biblical View of Grief
  • Communication



Marriage Counseling Specialization Track

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

This track, will equip individuals to do Marriage Counseling.  It fulfills the ACBC requirements for Marriage Couseling Specialization.  Some of the topics include:

  • Pre-marriage Counseling
  • The Nature and Purpose of Marriage
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Enjoying Intimacy of Marriage
  • Dealing with Sexual Issues in Marriage (Homosexuality & Same Sex Attraction)
  • Divorce and Remarriage
  • Ministering to Blended Families and Interaction with Extended Families
  • Parenting Issues in Marriage
  • Family Finances and Family Worship
  • Dynamics of Marriage Counseling

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 Two

  • 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 Two Books

  • Competent to Counsel (Jay Adams) $20
  • Trusting God (Jerry Bridges) $15
  • Christian Counselors Casebook (Jay Adams) $15
  • Pamphlets (6) $15

Marriage Counseling Specialization Track

  • Individual Registration fee and Manual $70
  • Individual Fee/Manual/ Book $85
  • Married Couple Registration, Manuals $140
  • Married Couples Fee/Manual/Book $155

Marriage Counseling Book

  • When Sinners Say I Do  $15


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