The purpose of Breakthrough International Bible University is to help all churches and Christians get the education they need by making Bible university affordable for people who are not able to pay thousands of dollars per year to attend a major Bible university. It makes Bible education available by its location right in the city. It makes Bible education achievable for people of all ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Breakthrough makes Bible education practical for those who want an education that focuses on training in the Bible, ministry, and the Christian life. And Breakthrough helps churches by developing loyal, competent members who will work with the pastor as he or she leads. Just what you’ve been looking for

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    The Bachelor of Theology degree (BTh, ThB, or BTheol) is a three- to five-year undergraduate degree in theological disciplines. Candidates for this degree typically must complete course work in Greek or Hebrew, as well as systematic theology, biblical theology, ethics, homiletics, hermeneutics and Christian ministry.

    popular counseling approaches

    Looking for a counselor may feel like an overwhelming endeavor—especially for someone already dealing with troubling symptoms, trauma, or loss.

    The myriad of counseling approaches, styles, and specialties are undoubtedly confusing.

    With this article, we will guide the reader through more than 12 popular counseling approaches. Consideration of specific challenges and disorders (i.e., trauma, depression, and anxiety) and client populations (i.e., couples and students) will also be included.

    By highlighting these important areas, it is the hope that readers will find themselves more informed and prepared to find the right type of counseling approach to contribute to a more balanced, peaceful, and contented life.

    Most of the Doctoral degrees require the completion of 40 credits beyond the Master’s degree with the option of doing a doctoral dissertation for a portion of the credits. The following degrees require 60 credits beyond the Master’s degree, including a mandatory doctoral dissertation: Doctor of Christian Philosophy, Doctor of Divinity, and Doctor of Theology. These credits may come from a combination of: 1) courses taken; 2) an original dissertation or ministry project; and 3) a practicum or internship experience. The student is expected to work together with the Dean in designing a program that will meet his desire for growth in the area(s) in which God has placed a passion in his heart.

    1. Courses taken: The student may choose any of the courses offered by CLU. If he chooses an undergraduate course, additional work will be added to fulfill the graduate-level requirements.
    2. Original dissertation or ministry project: This can be an original written work, or the creation of a ministry work. Uniqueness and/or originality will be key evaluation points of this project. If a written project, it should keep a balance between original textual research (in Scripture and secondary literature) and a practical testing of the thesis in real life. Somehow the ministry work or the original written work should add a new perspective to the knowledge and practice of the topic addressed by the thesis.
    3. Practicum or internship: We also encourage a portion of the doctoral degree be from real life ministry experience.

    Limits: A maximum of 20 credits may be awarded for the total of both transfer credits from other institutions and from credits earned for life experience. Of these 20, no more than 10 may come from credits earned for life experience.

    The 2-year MA programs at BIBU have a common core of Bible and theology coursework along with specific training in leadership skills that you can apply in your ministry context.

    The M.S. in Organizational Leadership focuses on providing students with the opportunity to develop skills in leadership, communication, problem-solving and teamwork. These skills are critical for successfully managing and leading organizations in today's chaotic environment. The 12-course (36-credit) program is designed for both experienced professionals who are seeking to advance in their careers, and for individuals with limited professional experience who are seeking to develop skills that will prepare them to successfully manage and lead teams, departments, areas and organizations.

    The main purpose of the Master of Science course in Counselling Psychology is to produce Counselors with functional knowledge and skills and who are adequately prepared to deal with the challenges that will arise in their line of duty as well as academics and Counsellors who are able to function at the policy level. The course will attract students from other professions among them: These will include; Police officers, Psychologists, Doctors, Counsellors, Psychiatrists, Social workers, Nurses, and the Clergy offering counseling in various settings and to clients with a variety of problems in areas such as: academic performance, drug abuse, gender violence, career selection, deviance, HIV/AIDS, divorce and separation among others. The course will seek to adequately prepare the candidates to be able to offer relevant psychological support to those that need them, creating awareness of the need for the service and enhancing collaboration with all stakeholders within their domains of operation.

    The need for adequately prepared personnel at the postgraduate level to provide counseling services in society cannot be over-emphasized.  This is because the contemporary society is awash with deviant behaviors such as alcoholism,
    drug abuse, rape, arson, truancy, homosexuality, delinquency and premarital sex.  Modernization and urbanization have
    separated many clients from their traditional support system, the traditional support system.  The traditional support system, can no longer effectively deal with these deviant behaviors.

    Counseling is one of the psychological methods which can be to handle such problems.  There is an urgent need to train counselors to assist clients with complex social and psychological problems.  Student counselors will be provided
    with an opportunity for practical experience with a variety of cases or problems through micro-counseling sessions and the
    counseling practicum.

    The aim of this course is to produce functional counselors who have both theoretical and practical skills in counseling.
    These skills will enable them to counsel clients and guide them to cope with personal and social demands in their lives.
    The course also purposes to prepare the graduates for research on topical issues in counseling psychology.

    The program is designed to produce counselors who are thoroughly grounded in the theory and practice of counseling.
    The specific objectives of the program will be to train counselors who will:
    1. To prepare the candidates to acquire and demonstrate ability to apply their knowledge and skills of counseling
    theories in client management.
    2. Develop and apply effective communication skills and inter-personal relationships
    3. Provide counseling services in different kinds of institutions
    4. Participate in the training of counselors in institutions of learning
    5. Make use of consul tation and referral  skills in counseling
    6. Make counseling policies in governmental and nongovernmental organizations
    7. Use various skills and techniques to conduct research on topics in counseling.
    8. Explain the philosophical dimensions of counseling, the rationale and role of ethics in counseling and be able to work within an approved code of conduct, including,the Kenya Counseling Association, (KCA); International Counselor Association, (ICA); International Guidance and Counselors Association, (IGCA), British Association for Counselors, (BAC); American Psychological
    Association (APA); since some may want to practice abroad.

    Admission requirements
    The admission requirements for this programme shall be:
    An upper second class Hons degree in counseling psychology, psychology, guidance and counseling or any other relevant degree
    Those with lower second class Hons will in addition be required to have two years’ experience in a relevant field or the lower second class Hons degree plus a post-graduate diploma in counseling or psychology.

    Course Duration
    The duration of the course shall be two years or a total of four semesters.

    Program Structure
    The Master of Science (Counseling Psychology) program shall be by course work, examination, practicum and thesis.
    The candidates registered for this program shall be required to take ALL the degree required courses, two specialization
    courses per semester plus a minimum of ONE elective every semester in a different area of specialization.

    While many Christian counseling programs offer courses with the same title, each program structures its courses to reflect the college's individual theological and philosophical priorities. Review the course descriptions for each potential school and apply to those whose courses fit you best. Breakthrough International Bible University Christian counseling programs offer the following classes:

    Designed to produce a well-rounded pastor and preacher, the Master of Divinity prepares you to handle God's Word precisely and shepherd God's people effectively​
    4 Years to completion
    2 Years to complete an accelerated Program)
    98  Required units 

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