the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Biblical Counseling

Are you finding out that real world problems are not always easy to solve? Tired of sending hurting people only to secular counselors? Interested in providing biblical answers to the problems your church members face? If you have a passion for helping hurting people through biblical teachings, Southern’s D.Min. or D.Ed.Min. in Biblical Counseling will equip you with increased knowledge and skills in counseling from a biblical perspective and foundation. One seminar deals specifically with marriage and family counseling.

32 Hour D.Min.*

  • Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
    • Introduction to Biblical Counseling
    • Methodology of Biblical Counseling
    • Problems and Procedures of Biblical Counseling
    • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project and Methodology (8 hours)

*D.Ed.Min. in Biblical Counseling students follow the program outlined on the D.Ed.Min. program overview page. The four foundational seminars above are taken as Ministry Concentration seminars for the D.Ed.Min. program.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of ministry into various theological disciplines.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate applied knowledge & skills pertinent to his/her vocational ministry.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to use standard research tools and methods in the chosen field of study.
  4. Students will be able to research, plan, and implement a project relevant to his/her vocational ministry and to communicate the plan and its results effectively.
  5. Students will be able to contribute to the understanding and practice of ministry through the completion of a written project report suitable for inclusion in the seminary library.
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.