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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Institute of Leadership and Ministry, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

MIN-007 Pastoral Counseling Principles / Principios de Consejería Pastoral

Course Category: 

50 hours (5 weeks).

Various; distance learning format.

September 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Value the bible as a sufficient and adequate source and guide to deal with the life problems of anyone who decides to obey it; know the skills required for the ministry of pastoral care in a biblical-practical and appropriate context; organize and derive from the Bible a program or guide of pastoral care and counseling for specific topics or areas with a longer scope to provide counseling and biblical-pastoral care in the context of the various situations and challenges of personal life, family, congregational issues, etc; differentiate and apply biblical counseling from general counseling and integrationist counseling, provide the benefits derived from it for the life of the person in need of the appropriate counseling; explain and analyze the most important characteristics of biblical-pastoral counseling and care.


Instruction is offered completely online or in synchronous format through the use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, lab-required interaction with the instructor, and/or final exams. The course assesses students’ end-of-course knowledge and skills in an online format. Major topics taught in this course include an advanced level equipping believers and leaders within the different contextual variables of the ministry to provide help to those in need with the biblical tools necessary to solve personal and family problems, etc. according to the most accepted standards. Demonstrates effective counseling with a methodology design preceding the Word of God.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Pastoral Ministry, Pastoral Care, or Counseling (9/21).