A Practical Approach to Counseling

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Below you will find the full outline of the Practical Approach to Counseling course. You can start the course exactly as you would in the actual course—read the descriptions, watch the videos, and interact with the discussion questions. For the first two sessions, the only difference is that in the actual course you would be able to interact with other people from around the world or from your local church.

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Course Description

This course builds upon the previous course, “Biblical Foundations of Counseling.” Though it is not absolutely necessary to take these two courses in sequence, we strongly recommend starting with the Biblical Foundations of Counseling course in order to avoid unnecessary confusion.

This course takes the biblical foundation developed in the previous course and explores the implications of that foundation for our approach to discipleship and counseling. How do you sit down with other people; assess their problems, concerns, and relationships; and help them grow in Christlikeness? This course will help you think through those issues and develop a practical approach to helping people change and grow.

About the Instructor

M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
M.A., English, The Master’s College

Spencer MacCuish served on staff (summers) at Hume Lake Christian Camps from 1991-98. During that time (1995-99), he also worked in the public school system where he taught English / History and coached volleyball. While teaching, he also served in the College Ministry at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita. In 1999, he left teaching to lead the High School Ministry at the same church. He shepherded this ministry for three years before coming to Cornerstone. Currently, Spencer is serving as the President of Eternity Bible College. He has been serving at Eternity since 2003.

Spencer MacCuish

Course Sessions

Session 1: Reviewing the Biblical Foundations of Counseling


  1. Briefly summarize the biblical foundations for counseling.

Session 2: Why the Heart Matters


  1. Read Mark 7:1–23. How does Jesus’ explanation for what defiles a person differ from that of the Pharisees?
  2. Why is Jesus’ teaching here significant for counseling?

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Additional Course Sessions (available in the full course)

Session 3: Making Good Observations

Session 4: Asking Good Questions

Session 5: That Which Is Common to Man

Session 6: Biblical Confrontation, Part 1

Session 7: Biblical Confrontation, Part 2

Session 8: Biblical Confrontation, Part 3

Session 9: Sorrow & Repentance

Session 10: Sorrow & Forgiveness

Session 11: The Importance of Hope

Session 12: Bearing One Another’s Burdens

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