Counseling Training Certification

The Grace Center for Biblical Counseling provides training for those interested in becoming a biblical counselor. Our desire is to thoroughly equip the people of the church to be faithful and well-trained in serving God’s people through biblical counseling with excellence. Along with The Grace Center for Biblical Counseling requirements, The Grace Center also adheres to the standards of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. If you would like to find out more about ACBC or becoming an ACBC certified counselor, please visit ACBC’s website at or review the training resources below.

Training Resources

Recommended Websites

The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship

for further counseling training

Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Association

for further counseling training; also available in Spanish

Association of Certified Biblical Counselors

for certification and training and certified biblical counselors

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Women Discipling Women Conference

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Biblical Counseling Coalition

for resources, recommended counseling centers, articles

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Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

for training resources

Worldview, Theology, Science and Physical Problems


Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling

by James Macdonald & Bob Kelleman, Harvest House Publishers

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A Theology of Christian Counseling

by Jay E. Adams, Zondervan

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A Theology of Biblical Counseling

by Heath Lambert, Zondervan

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General Introduction and Methodology


Counseling How to Counsel Biblically

by John MacArthur & Biblical Counseling Faculty, Thomas Nelson

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Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change

by Paul David Tripp, P & R Publishing

Available in Books & Media

History of Biblical Counseling


The Biblical Counseling Movement after Adams

by Heath Lambert, Crossway

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The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context

by David Powlison, New Growth Press

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Men's Issues


Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues

by John D. Street, Dr. Somerville, Dr. Baker, Dr. Ham, Joshua Clutterham, etc, Harvest House Publishers

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Women's Issues


Women Counseling Women: Biblical Answers to Life’s Difficult Problems

by Elyse Fitzpatrick and contributing authors: Mary Somerville, Janie Street, Martha Peace, Karrie Hahn, Harvest House Publishers

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The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women

by John and Janie Street, Harvest House

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Effective Biblical Counseling and Journals


Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God’s Resources in Scripture

by Stuart Scott and Heath Lambert, B & H Academic

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The Journal of Biblical Counseling


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