Biblical Foundations of Counseling

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Below you will find the full outline of the Biblical Foundations of 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 is an introduction to discipleship and counseling. It lays the groundwork for what counseling is, what the proper motivation for counseling is, and how the Bible would guide us in thinking about counseling. The course emphasizes that every Christian is called to be involved in the counseling process, that counseling does not need to be a formalized or professionalized field, and that counseling within the church is basically the same thing as discipleship. Each session is designed to help you think through these important concepts and apply them to your life and ministry.

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: Overview


  1. We want to develop an approach to counseling that is both effective and God-honoring. We believe that once we have develop an approach that honors God, we will find that this approach is also the most effective. Why do you think that is?
  2. Take a minute to identify a few of your own personal goals for working through this course material.

Session 2: Counseling & Story


  1. Every person buys into a story that determines how he or she lives. This is true for the whole of our lives, but it is also true in the midst of particular counseling scenarios. Think back to a struggle you have had recently. In that struggle, what were you identifying as the greatest problem?
  2. In that struggle, what were you identifying as the solution to that problem?
  3. How would buying into the biblical story transform the way you viewed that problem?

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Additional Course Sessions (available in the full course)

Session 3: The Foundation of Scripture

Session 4: Counseling Is Not Pragmatic

Session 5: Counseling Uses the Bible Appropriately

Session 6: Counseling Is Not Only for Professionals

Session 7: Counseling Is Discipleship

Session 8: The Goal of Counseling

Session 9: Developing an Accurate View of God

Session 10: Developing an Accurate View of Man

Session 11: The Dangers of False Worship

Session 12: The Source of False Worship: Pride

Session 13: Getting to the Heart

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