Counseling & Discipleship Training (CDT)
Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)
Wheelersburg Baptist is an ACBC certified training center.
Biblical Counseling: Biblical Answers for the Problems of Life
Biblical counseling is targeted discipleship. It is ministering the Word of God to people challenged with specific life issues. Everyone counsels someone. Spouses, parents, teachers, pastors, youth workers, church leaders, and health care professionals regularly give advice about a variety of life issues.
The counseling ministry of Wheelersburg Baptist is committed to the absolute sufficiency of the Word of God to address the problems of life. We believe that the Bible provides real answers for the problems people encounter in life. If a person came to you depressed, heavy with guilt, close to an emotional “breakdown,” anxious, fearful, full of bitterness, with marital problems, or overwhelmed with grief, would you know how to help them using God’s Word?
The goal of Counseling & Discipleship Training (CDT) is to equip God’s people, to minister God’s Word, to those in need. If you want your counsel to be Biblical, insightful, practical, and helpful to the people you care about, you should prayerfully consider taking CDT.
Wheelersburg Baptist offers Biblical Answers for the Problems of Life through Counseling and Discipleship Training. We provide this training in several ways, primarily through the Fundamentals Training Course (Track One/Track Two) offered January through March of each year. From time-to-time we also host and provide various other training events, such as on-the-road fundamentals training and week-end trainings at WBC and other venues.
Counseling & Discipleship Fundamentals Training: Track One & Track Two
A twelve-week training course is offered each year at Wheelersburg Baptist Church on Monday nights beginning in January and ending in March. This twelve-week course is either Track One or Track Two of fundamentals training. For example, if Track One is offered this year, then Track Two will be offered next year. By completing both tracks, you will fulfill the training requirement for ACBC certification.
Do I have to take Track One before I take Track Two?
No, because both Track One and Track Two stand alone, so that either one can be a starting point. Track One is not a prerequisite for Track Two, and vice versa. The tracks are designed to be complimentary.
Pastor Brad Brandt – Certified member and fellow with ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors—formerly known as NANC). Pastor-Teacher and counselor at Wheelersburg Baptist Church since 1987.
David Beam – Certified member of ACBC. Director of WBC Counseling Discipleship and Training Center, Member, deacon, counselor, and teacher at Wheelersburg Baptist Church.
Barbara Miller – Certified member of ACBC. Member and counselor at Wheelersburg Baptist Church. Licensed nurse practitioner.
Charles Hodges M.D. – Certified member of ACBC; teaches Medical Issues Night.
Andrew Gordon – Certified member of ACBC. Associate Pastor and counselor at Winfield Baptist Church, Winfield, West Virginia.
Cost & Materials:
The registration fee of $70 per person covers the administrative costs, pamphlets, binder, notes, and expenses for adjunct instructors. This fee does not cover the additional (3) books required per Track. Each person must either purchase, share, or borrow the books listed on the required book list for each Track.
* If you need further information concerning the training cost and schedule, please call us at 740-574-5116 or email [email protected].
Wheelersburg Baptist is glad to provide the following audio lectures for your edification.
Course Content for Track One
|The Foundation and Goal of Biblical Counseling||Outline||LISTEN|
|Why Counsel? Biblical Counseling in the Church||Outline||LISTEN|
|Essential Elements of Counseling (Part One)||Outline||LISTEN|
|Essential Elements of Counseling (Part Two)||Outline||LISTEN|
|The Doctrine of Spiritual Growth and Sanctification||Outline||LISTEN|
|Self-Worth or Self-Worship: Re-examining a Popular Myth||Outline||LISTEN|
|A Biblical Evaluation of Prevalent Theories of Counseling||Outline||LISTEN|
|Communication and the Family Conference Table||Outline||LISTEN|
|Hope & Help to Those Struggling to Have Children||Outline||LISTEN|
|Biblical Basics of Marriage||Outline||LISTEN|
|Priorities for Living||Outline||LISTEN|
|The Role of the Husband in the Family||Outline||LISTEN|
|The Role of the Wife in the Family||Outline||LISTEN|
|Parental Attitudes and Goals||Outline||LISTEN|
|Parental Delegation and Responsibilities||Outline||LISTEN|
|Guilt & Forgiveness||Outline||LISTEN|
|The Context of Godly Wisdom||Outline|
|Medical Issues with Dr. Charles Hodges (* See Archived Lectures below)|
|Life-Dominating Sins and Total Life Restructuring||Outline||LISTEN|
Course Content for Track Two
|Why Counsel? Biblical Counseling in the Church||Outline||LISTEN|
|Qualifications of a Biblical Counselor||Outline||LISTEN|
|Role of the Holy Spirit||Outline||LISTEN|
|Recapturing a Forfeited Ministry||Outline||LISTEN|
|Essential Elements of Counseling||Outline||LISTEN|
|Helping Counselees Understand How to Change||Outline||LISTEN|
|Forgiveness (Part 1)||Outline||LISTEN|
|Forgiveness (Part 2 & 3)||Outline||LISTEN|
|Roles in Marriage||Outline||LISTEN|
|Biblical Principles of Sex||Outline||LISTEN|
|Counseling: An Open Door for Evangelism||Outline||LISTEN|
|A Model for Decision Making||Outline||LISTEN|
|Women Counseling Women||Outline||LISTEN|
|Pure Life: Pure Choice|
|A Biblical View of Grief||Outline||LISTEN|
|Medical Issues with Dr. Charles Hodges (*See Archived Lectures Below)|
|Trusting God in Adversity||Outline||LISTEN|
|Dealing With Addictions||Outline||LISTEN|
Marriage Specialization Advanced Track (Open to all who have completed Tracks One & Two)
Course Content for Marriage Specialization Track
|The Nature and Purpose of Marriage|
|Divorce and Remarriage|
|Communication and Conflict Resolution|
|Enjoying Intimacy in Marriage|
|Dealing with Sexual Issues in Marriage (Homosexuality and Same Sex Attraction)|
|Ministry to Blended Families and Interactions with Extended Families|
|Parenting Issues in Marriage|
|Family Finances and Family Worship|
|Dynamics of Marriage Counseling|
Addictions Advanced Track (Open to all who have completed Tracks One & Two)
Course Content for Addictions Advanced Track
|January 27, 2020||Biblical Insights into Addiction – Dr Mark Shaw (remote)||Outline||Listen|
|January 27, 2020||Family Issues in Addiction – Dr Mark Shaw (remote)||Outline||Listen|
|February 10, 2020||Addiction, Identity, and the Gospel – Pastor Keith Palmer||Outline||Listen|
|February 10, 2020||Basic Principles, Procedures, and Strategies for Counseling Addictions- Pastor Keith Palmer||Outline||Listen|
|February 17, 2020||Crafting Temptation and Repentance Plans to Help Addicts – Pastor Keith Palmer||Outline||Listen|
|February 17, 2020||A Battle Plan for Fighting Pornography – Pastor Keith Palmer||Outline||Listen|
|February 24, 2020||Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence – Pastor Chris Moles||Outline||Listen|
|February 24, 2020||The Impact of Abuse on Children – Pastor Chris Moles||Outline|
|March 17, 2020||Straight Talk About Preventing and Overcoming Sexual Sin||READ|
Biblical Encouragement for Parents and Those Who Counsel Them (Pastor Tim Pasma)
|December 2, 2019||Parenting: Shepherding Hearts (6 minute blank delay at the start of the recording)||Outline||LISTEN|
|December 2, 2019||Music: Enemy or Avenue||Outline||(Above)|
Addiction Issues in Counseling (Dr. Mark Shaw)
|December 3, 2018||Addiction in Plain Sight||Outline||LISTEN|
|December 3, 2018||Biblical Insights into Addiction||Outline||(Above)|
*Medical Issues Night Lectures (Dr. Charles Hodges)
|March 20, 2006||Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||Outline||Not avail.|
|March 20, 2006||Disease or Not||Outline||Not avail.|
|March 19, 2007||Counseling People Labeled Bi-Polar||Not avail.||LISTEN|
|March 19, 2007||Counseling People Taking Medication||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 17, 2008||ADHD: Finding Purpose in a Distracted World||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 17, 2008||Childhood Bipolar Disorder: The Great Debate||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 16, 2009||Rescuing Victims||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 16, 2009||Schizophrenia and Biblical Counseling||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 22, 2010||A Layman’s Guide to Psychotropic Drugs||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 22, 2010||Counseling Those Who Take Psychological Drugs||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 21, 2011||Counseling People With a Medical Illness||Not avail.||LISTEN|
|March 21, 2011||OCD and Me (Part One)||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 21, 2011||OCD and Me (Part Two)||LISTEN|
|March 12, 2012||PTSD: Conversations with Soldier||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 12, 2012||Helping Those Suffering With Depression||Not. Avail.||LISTEN|
|February 25, 2013||
Good Mood Bad Mood: Look for Answers and Find Hope (Part I)
|February 25, 2013||Good Mood Bad Mood: Look for Answers and Find Hope (Part II)||LISTEN|
|February 25, 2013||Good Mood Bad Mood: Bipolar Disorder||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 24, 2014||What is Medical About Mental Illness||Outline||Not Avail.|
|March 24, 2014||Counseling People With a Psychological Diagnosis||Outline||Not Avail.|
|March 2, 2015||End of Life, Finishing Well||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 2, 2015||OCD: When I Just Can’t Stop Thinking About It!||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 21, 2016||Paying Attention to ADHD||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 21, 2016||DSM5: How to Understand It and How to Help||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 6, 2017||Helping Those Suffering With Depression||Outline||Not Avail.|
|March 6, 2017||Sufficiency of Scripture and Medical Integration||Outline||Not Avail.|
|March 26, 2018||Compassionate Care for Addiction/Substance Abuse||Outline||Video|
|March 26, 2018||How the Physiology of Addiction Complicates Biblical Counseling||Outline||(See Above)|
|March 11, 2019||PTSD||Outline||Not Avail.|
|March 11, 2019||Sleep & Biblical Counseling||Outline||Not Avail.|
|March 9, 2020||New Concerns and Thoughts About Schizophrenia||Outline||LISTEN|
|March 9, 2020||Good Mood Bad Mood: Hope in Depression||Outline||(See Above)|
|March 15, 2021||What is Medical About Mental Illness||Outline||Not Avail|
|March 15, 2021||Counseling People With a Medical Illness||Not Avail.||Not Avail (See Above)|
|March 20, 2022||Thinking Biblically About OCD||Outline||Listen|
|March 20, 2022||Of Death and Dying: Let’s Make a Good Ending of It!||Outline||(See Above)|
|February 20, 2023||In the Middle of Chaos: Helping Those Who Worry.||Outline||LISTEN|
|February 20, 2023||Helping Those With Borderline Personality Disorder||Not Avail||LISTEN|
Cost & Materials : There is no instructor cost for the training course. The cost involved is for the handbook, supplies, and reading materials for each class. Couples may share the books but will need to purchase their own copies of the training manual (and processing supplies). If you already own some of the books, please reduce the fee accordingly.
*Scholarships may be available if cost prevents participation in the course. Call WBC for details.