Biblical Counseling Values, Practices, and Ethics: Modern biblical counseling derives its basic orientation and authority, first and foremost, from the Bible as the Word of God, which is the primary source of all wisdom and Christian spiritual formation; and secondly, from a balanced utilization of contemporary mental health concepts, the behavioral sciences, and sound counseling practice. Biblical counseling is also intended to be holistic, purposefully taking into account the bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment of individuals. Furthermore, the treatment and prevention of mental/emotional/character disorders are aligned with the goal of moving toward Christian maturity and wellness. At its best, ministry-based biblical counseling builds upon biblical truth and spiritual practice, along with the relevant theoretical and practical contributions of various mental health traditions to help produce Christ-like character, behavior, and contentment in the lives of the people and systems that are served. Light University Online courses may meet the academic requirements for credentialing. Please visit www.thebcppc.com or speak with a Light University Coach.
In addition to gaining educational credit, Light University students have the unique opportunity to work toward multiple levels of life coaching certification through a partnership with the Board of Christian Life Coaching (BCLC).
The Board of Christian Life Coaching offers a nationally recognized voluntary credential attesting to an individual’s level of training and competency as a Board Certified member. The BCLC encompasses life coaches at all levels who are committed to biblical integrity, coaching excellence, and competent practice. Light University Online Courses may meet the academic requirements for credentialing. Please visit www.thebclc.com or speak with a Light University Coach.
The training offered through the School of Crisis Response & Trauma Care (SCR) meets the educational eligibility requirements for credentialing with the Board of Christian Crisis and Trauma Response (BCCTR). There are three different emphases of credentialing that can be obtained and each has two levels (Basic and Advanced): Board Certified Crisis Specialist (BCCS); Board Certified Crisis Chaplain (BCCC); and Board Certified Crisis Therapist (BCCT). The BCCCTR is under the auspices of the International Board of Christian Care (IBCC) and is affiliated with the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Please visit www.thebcctr.com or speak with a Light University Coach.