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United States of America

FCM 2017

“When I got up there and said I didn't know how to say "no" was one of the most freeing things I have ever done. After that I knew that I would be loved by God but knowing that those (staff and students) around would love me and see me as God did, that's just amazing.

At that moment my life changed forever knowing that not just God loves me and wanted me to be the best me but that those around me saw me the way God does that's just life changing.

No regrets, what are you waiting for? Do it!”

DO YOU FEEL CALLED TO HELP

PEOPLE DEAL WITH PAIN AND HARDSHIPS?

Our heart with the FCM is to begin equipping you in the Christian counselling arena by introducing you to a biblical counselling knowledge and tools, imparting basic counselling skills, and walking with you through your own growth and healing process.

As the entry course into degrees in the College of Counselling and Health Care, the FCM establishes the foundation stones for a biblical counselling ministry, especially within YWAM and the missions community. These foundation stones include a commitment to reach the lost; recognition that ministry involves the individual, the family and the community; the Divine Plumbline counselling model; and revelation as a key to change. In addition, your course may address specific counselling models or tools and specific counselling issues that are considered relevant to a particular target field or ministry.

 
 
 

QUICK FACTS

Start Date: January 16th, 2019

End Date: April 10th, 2019

(Possible 8 weeks outreach: dates to be confirmed)

25 000 SEK

(not including flight costs for outreach)

English

12 credits from the

University of the Nations

(Counselling & Health Care College)

A successfully completed DTS

 

LECTURE PHASE

Lecture phase is a three-month classroom segment which utilizes lectures, discussions, small group interactions and personal study. The close community of students and staff provides a safe environment where the students can grow and practice their skills.

 

The course goals can be considered three ways:

SKILL DEVELOPMENT:

One goal is to impart to the students, basic counselling skills. Among these skills are active listening skills, and knowledge in how to conduct a counselling interview or session. Also included would be an understanding of the counsellors role and his/her goals. Other skills would be that of rational christian thinking, i.e. identifying the link between our emotional responses and core beliefs. We hope to impart this skill so that the student can use this tool for himself and with potential counsellees.

 

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT:

Another goal has to do with cognitive learning and understanding, related to cross-cultural issues personality differences and gifts. Also, a cognitive understanding of grace, the cross and our identity in Christ are foundational in this school.

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:

The last goal has to do with personal growth and personal application of the truths that are taught in our school. The idea is that unless a student has walked through the process himself/herself they will be limited in their ability to pass on what they learned to others. An important part of the school is personal application of God’s truths, receiving his grace, acceptance and growing in your identity as a son/daughter. Also, living out any applying the truths in relationships.

WEEKLY TOPICS

1 - BIBLICAL FOUNDATIONS FOR COUNSELLING

How God created humankind to function,and receive His love. The results of separation from God.

2 - FAMILY DYNAMICS

The role that family (and community) background plays in forming a person’s identity and the issues they are facing.

3 - DIVINE PLUMBLINE

Acquire knowledge in the concepts of the Plumbline Counseling Model and apply these personally.

4 - DIVINE PLUMBLINE (continued)

Examine their own hearts and beliefs, and identify aspects where God seeks to bring change. Receive ministry and counselling for issues and needs that have been identified.

5 - RENEWING THE MIND

Acquire knowledge regarding the “Renewing the Mind” (Rational Christian Thinking) counselling approach and tool. Learn how to apply it personally.

6 - ADDICTIONS

  • The likely roots and/or causes of addiction

  • God’s answer for addictions

  • What methodology is usually used in helping a person who struggles with addiction

7 - ACTIVE LISTENING

  • Use active listening skills

  • Check understanding and communicate that they were listening

  • Use the skills of “accurate empathy”

  • Use questions appropriately

  • Confront and challenge appropriately

8 - TRAUMA, BURN-OUT, DEPRESSION

  • ​We will be choosing some specific issues to have a closer look at

 

9 - ABUSE

  • Types, likely causes and effects

  • God’s answers and healing for abuse

  • Key principles involved in the effects of abuse

  • What methodology is usually used in helping a person who has been affected by abuse

10 - SEXUALITY AND GENDER ISSUES

  • Biblical understanding of sexuality

  • Issues that can arise regarding sexuality + God’s answers to those issues

  • How to counsel and minister to people who struggle with issues of sexuality

11 - PERSONALITY AND GIFTING

Learning to discover our uniquenesses and differences and integrating that awareness into how we relate to others.

12 - COACHING

The COACH Model is a radically different approach to leading people. Rather than provide answers, leaders ask questions to draw out what God has already put into others. Learn how to create powerful conversations to assist others to solve their own problems, reach goals, and develop leadership skills in the process.

OUTREACH PHASE

For your outreach, you will be doing that on an individual basis on your home base, home ministry or another location that we would help you to connect with. You will get all information about the requirements at the end of lecture phase.

 

YOUR FCM COURSE LEADERS

SAY HELLO TO MIKE & YASMINE

Hello! When we did our FCM in 2015 in Amsterdam, it was amazing to experience first hand how the Holy Spirit brought healing and it gave us a big desire for others to experience the same. Nothing surpasses Jesus’ peace and love and that’s what we wish for everybody to experience. FCM helped us see where lies can creep into our lives but also gave us tools for how to help bring these lies into the light and through the power of the Holy Spirit set people free. It is a great school for introducing the world of counselling, not only through theory but also practically. We are looking forward to you joining us on this journey to more of God’s freedom!

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