Foundations for Counseling Ministry School (FCM)

April 04 – September 24, 2022

*all dates are subject to change

Prerequisite: Discipleship Training School (DTS) or Crossroads DTS (CDTS)

The Foundations for Counseling Ministry School is a first-level counselling course designed to acquire basic counseling skills and helps us understand why we do what we do. As students process their own personal wholeness and healing story they will gain the skills to help others take that journey with God as well. Students will participate in 12 weeks of classroom learning followed by 8-12 weeks of practical application on outreach.

To Apply for the FCM School, use the button to fill out and submit your application. Then send the below Reference Form link to your three references. We require one reference from you DTS Leader or Base Leader, one from your Pastor and one from a non-relative friend.

Topics Covered in the FCM:

  • Active Listening
  • Basic Counseling Skills & Tools to Work with Others
  • Biblical Foundation for Counseling
  • Understanding Your Belief System
  • Renewing the Mind
  • Belief to Behavior
  • The Family System
  • Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Human Sexuality
  • Human Reaction to Hurt and Rejection (The Plumbline)
  • The Power of the Cross
  • Our Identity as God’s Child (Sonship)

Tuition Cost

Nation Category Classroom PhaseOutreach Phase
A – Nations$3,300 USD$2,500 USD (plus airfare)
B – Nations$1,200 USD$1,400 USD (plus airfare)
C – Nations (and Guyana)$500 USD$500 USD (plus airfare)
*All figures are subject to change


This school has three primary goals:

1. Personal Development

Students will grow in healthy relationships and self-awareness. Those two things are key for your journey of being able to help others. They will learn an experiential understanding of Grace: developing a personal revelation of of the reality of God’s grace and the ability to extend that grace to others. Healthy relationships and developing a mature Christian Identity are emphasized.

2. Skill Development

Students will learn to express warmth, respect and empathy in inter-personal relationships; develop active listening skills; use the tool of Biblical belief renewal for personal development and applying it to others; praying for healing in a variety of situations by inviting Jesus’ presence; exercise influence through intercession.

3. Cognitive (Mind) Development

Students will learn the definition of counseling; God’s character in relation to counseling; the work of the cross and the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing redemption and forgiveness; the believers identity in Christ; repentance and forgiveness and their relation to maturity; the specific, unique gifting of each individual.

Other Details:

  • Students should be fluent in English as classes and homework are in English
  • U of N Course #CHN211 & 212
  • U of N Credits: Lecture – 12, Outreach – 12

Questions? Write our FCM Leader at