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The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. offers a comprehensive, quality, Certification program for qualified applicants, in Christian Spiritual Counseling.

The objectives of the Christian Spiritual Counseling Certification Program are:

  • Provide a high quality program of Certification for those who are qualified and called to the practice of Christian Spiritual Counseling and Care.
  • Develop and support high standards of education and practice requirements for the attainment of certification.
  • Provide a mechanism for the ongoing involvement of a peer advisory board of qualified professionals to oversee program development and requirements for certification.
  • Provide society with a mechanism to ascertain the appropriate education, skills, knowledge and experience required by professionals who offer such services.
  • Establish quality standards and requirements for the recertification of its credentialed members, attesting to ongoing education and skill attainment in the practice specialty of Christian Spiritual Counseling.
  • Provide a comprehensive program of approvals for continuing education, seminars, offerings, independent study, and other related educational activities, to ensure high quality standards are met and that such programs are of value to those practicing Christian Spiritual Counseling.

Spiritual Christian Counseling Certification

  1. Completion of an official, established education program to prepare individuals for the practice of Christian Spiritual Counseling. Educational programs must have provided a minimum of 330 hours of lecture/study.
  2. Candidates for the Certification must successfully complete the continuing education program by The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. Completion of the required education courses qualifies the educational component necessary to apply for Certification. This program consists of 330 contact hours of continuing education. See Full Program: Access here
  3. Prerequisite to enrolling in the Spiritual Christian Counseling Certification: registrants must meet at least one of the following; 1.) a registered nurse currently licensed to practice nursing, 2). a licensed social worker, 3). a health care licensed professional, 4). a health care provider with a minimum of an associate degree, 5). a licensed counselor or psychologist, 6). holds a bachelor s degree or higher in psychology, human services, or other health related field, 7). works in health care chaplain ministry under the direction of a pastoral chaplain/clergy, 8). is in current practice as a minister (licensed/ordained) or is a crisis counselor 9). is a certified addictions counselor, or 10). is currently certified in grief counseling, stress management consulting, or pastoral thanatology.

Certification Identification Credentials

Those applicants who become certified by the AIHCP in Christian Spiritual Counseling and complete the CE education curriculum for Spiritual Counseling with a Christian Focus, may use the initials/credential SCC-C after their names. Spiritual Christian Counselor, Certified

The Certification Process:

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All certifications shall be for a period of 4 years from the date that the initial certification.


Certified members may receive re-certification at the expiration of their four year term by:

  • Obtaining 50 or more hours of continuing education within the four year period of certification. Click here to view the Criteria for Re-Certification.


Those applicants who have successfully achieved certification, or re-certification receive a large size official Certificate attesting to certification, as well as an official letter of notification. The certificate is suitable for framing and details the official professional certification title, initials that may be used, and time frames for certification. Those recertifying receive a new, updated certificate. Wallet size identification cards of certification are also presented.

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Author Aims to Equip HS Students With Psychology From Christian Perspective #christian #psychology #programs


The author of a high school textbook that introduces psychology from a Christian perspective says Christian students entering college are unprepared for the challenges of today’s Psychology classes and “schools-of-thought.” Dr. Tim Rice, LPC, author of Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition. also believes this unpreparedness is a reason for the high rate of Christian students dropping their faith after entering college.

“Surveys suggest that as many as 75 percent of Christian students ‘walk away’ from their faith within 12 months of entering college. If that statistic is accurate, and if it has anything to do with the teaching in college, it is because Christian students are unprepared for the worldview challenges embedded in modern Psychology’s theories and schools-of-thought.”

Why are Christian students unprepared?

Rice states, “Among Christians, Psychology is controversial and our disagreements are often contentious. Many Christians see Psychology as an idolatrous and ungodly rival religion and are concerned that there is no room for faith in its study. Some have called Psychology ‘the great seduction in preparation for the antichrist.’ Others believe that God created Psychology when He created Man and that we have a duty to study it.” According to Rice, “because the disagreements about Psychology are so contentious no one has taken on the task of covering this subject at the worldview level, especially in a way that supports high school students, until now.”

The publishers of Psychology: A Christian Perspective say the book equips parents and teachers to “help students to recognize psychology-specific worldview issues, and to introduce them to the study of the wonders of God’s greatest creation: the human mind.”

The Christian Post recently interviewed Rice about his book. The interview conducted by email is below.

CP: How is your book being received since its release? From both a secular and Christian perspective?

Rice: I am pleased to say that the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Jackye Biehl, the Administrator at First Baptist Academy in O’Fallon, IL wrote, “We LOVED the curriculum but better than that – our students loved it as well and the feedback from the course was amazing.” Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition is being used this school year by 42 Christian schools and by hundreds of homeschooling families. Christian educators understand that Psychology class in college will challenge students’ worldview and it seems that there has been a collective sigh of relief that someone has taken on the challenge of creating a resource to equip students to meet the challenge.

The secular community has dismissed me as an Intelligent Design quack.

CP: What is your greatest hope in regards to what you would like to see as the result of students studying this book?

Rice: I really believe that every Christian student needs to deal with Psychology class before they go to college. As a young Christian taking Psychology 101 almost 30 years ago, I was not very prepared to defend my faith and totally unprepared to recognize the worldview beliefs underlying the theories and schools-of-thought I was taught. I don’t want that to happen to students today. That is why I believe that Psychology is one of the most important electives that a student can take in high school.

I also believe that because Psychology is a contentious topic among Christians, we’ve abandoned it to the secular, humanistic, and evolutionary perspectives. We need to reclaim Psychology for Christ and that starts with high school students. The goal for the study of Psychology, just like the study of Biology, Theology, History, and every other discipline, should be to understand God’s creation and, in the words of Johannes Kepler, to “think God’s thoughts after him.” Instead of surrendering psychology or falling away in the face of the world’s teaching, we have a duty to put forth reasoned explanations for our worldview in every discipline, including psychology.

CP: How does homeschool Psychology tie-in to this book? Will homeschooling parents be more prone to require their students to read this book?

Rice: We are a homeschooling family. As my oldest daughter approached high school graduation, I discovered there was not a good resource for me to use to teach Psychology. My first book, Homeschool Psych: Preparing Christian Homeschool Students for Psychology 101 was targeted to homeschoolers. I assumed that Christian schools had good resources, but I was wrong. I wrote Psychology: A Christian Perspective in response to requests from Christian schools, but it is intended for all Christian high school students. Often, adults who took Psychology in college use the book to get the Christian perspective they did not get in college.

I believe high school students who do not plan to go to college would read the book too. Psychology has influenced not only college and the culture, it has influenced the Church. Every year Christians buy millions of books on self-help, recovery, addiction, relationships, parenting, spiritual growth, and emotional and mental health. Bible colleges, seminaries, and Christian radio promote psychological programs. Sometimes it seems Christian authors, speakers, and even some pastors “Christianize” psychological theories by sprinkling in a few verses from the New Testament and mentioning Jesus. We have to dig deep, down to the biblical worldview level to evaluate all the stuff that is out there.

CP: You’ve stated your opinion on this before, but again, what are the challenges of Christian students entering college in regards to the study of Psychology?

Rice: There are a number of challenges Christian students face in college Psychology class.

Although there are many Christian professors, psychology departments are home to some of the more anti-Christian intellectuals on college campuses. In fact, psychology professors tend to have the highest levels of agnosticism and atheism and often attack the Christian worldview as unscientific, irrational, prudish, exploitative, controlling, inhibitive, oppressive, and naïve. Many psychology professors teach that Christianity is incompatible with sound mental health, that it contributes to human suffering, and that “intelligent” students will eventually abandon their faith.

Christian students are often unprepared to recognize modern psychology’s core worldview assumptions: naturalism, behaviorism, humanism, evolutionism, empiricism, and moral relativism. Those worldview beliefs are embedded, sometimes very subtly, in modern psychology’s theories and schools of thought and they are presented under the banner of “science.” It has been reported that many Christian students walk away from their faith after the first year of college. I believe that if those reports are true and if they have anything to do with the teaching in college, it is, at least in part, because of the subtle worldview challenges embedded in psychological theories. It was for me. By simply forewarning and preparing students in advance, they are better able to resist believing ideas grounded in anti-Christian worldview.

CP: Anything else you would like to add?

Rice: I think that a Christian perspective on Psychology is a powerful tool in responding to the theory of evolution. There is a passage near the end of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species in which Darwin, writing about psychology stated:

“In the distant future I see open fields for far more important research. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.”

According to Darwin, all mental activity, even what we think of as our God-likeness, is ultimately nothing more than a “capacity” that humans acquired, bit by bit, through variation and natural selection. Darwinian evolution, when applied to human psychology, reduces our consciousness, our morality, our capacity to make decisions and judgments, religious experience, love, empathy, altruism, hate, greed, dreams, and everything else that makes us human to nothing more than a bunch of neurons doing their thing.

But Psychology, more so than biology, is where the theory of evolution has the most difficulty. There are no cogent evolutionary explanations for our “higher” capacities, our God-likeness. I believe that the fight against evolution is not likely to be won with arguments of sub-cellular irreducible complexity. It is, however, winnable in the arena of the incomprehensible complexity and wonder of God’s grandest creation: the human mind.

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Christian Counseling – The Differences
As a general rule, both Christian counseling and secular counseling share the same desire to help people overcome their problems, find meaning and joy in life, and become healthy and well-adjusted individuals, both mentally and emotionally. Most counselors have graduate degrees and have spent years learning their craft.

The word “counseling” can have multiple meanings, including offering advice and encouragement, sharing wisdom and skills, setting goals, resolving conflict, etc. Counselors usually probe the past (whether the problem happened a week ago or during childhood) in an attempt to repair the present. Sometimes they explore possible affects of physical and chemical imbalances that can cause physiological problems. A major part of counseling is resolving and restoring conflicts between people.

Christian Counseling – The Foundation
Christian counseling is distinct from secular counseling. Christian counseling rises to another dimension. “In contrast to psychologically-integrated systems, Biblical counseling seeks to carefully discover those areas in which a Christian may be disobedient to the principles and commands of Scripture and to help him learn how to lovingly submit to God s will,” reports the International Association of Biblical Counselors.

Christian counselors are able to do that because they have an absolute standard by which to measure their objectives and evaluate their counselee s lifestyle. They see the Bible as the source of all truth. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” The secular counselor has no such standard, but instead, they use the latest psychological findings or societal norm, both of which change with the winds of time. Therefore, a secular counselor has no absolutes with which to judge morals and the choices people make. Christian counselors understand that the Bible has a lot of practical wisdom about human nature, marriage and family, human suffering, and so much more. By using biblical concepts in counseling, they can instruct people in the way they should go and also hold them accountable. Psalm 119:24 says, “Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.”

Although Christian counselors often use skills from the field of secular psychology and counseling, they recognize that the Bible, not psychology, is the final authority. “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3). A Christian counselor s major strategy is to help their clients substitute biblical truth for error as they go about their day-to-day lives. They know that the truth, when known, believed, and obeyed, sets people free. When people are set free, they are fulfilling their true calling. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).

Christian Counseling – A Personal Story
Listen to the following testimony from someone who benefited from Christian counseling services, “My wife and I have found Christian counseling very valuable. We have enjoyed over thirty years of marriage together and are blessed with three children. Nevertheless, we have required marital realignments from time to time. We have used the wealth of wisdom and sound judgment given to us by our Christian counselor to enhance our marriage. The counseling tools he provides has served us well as we continue to face life challenges together.”

“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

WHAT DO YOU THINK? – We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God. the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus. the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried. and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior. declaring, “Jesus is Lord ,” you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

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Arise Victorious gently wakes you to motivational Bible readings accompanied by a delightful medley of birdsong, wind chimes, a melodic country creek, and beautiful, uplifting music. Every reading of scripture, and the version used, was prayerfully selected for its power to inspire, transform, renew, and empower. Inspire your morning. Influence your day. Transform your life! Arise Victorious.

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Addiction is too strong to defeat by yourself. Don’t fight alone. Using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs can take over your life. You have tried using your every method you can think of to break the hold drugs have on your life. None of them have worked. Give God a try. God is greater and more powerful than drugs. When you realize you are going to need to turn your life over to a higher power to gain control over your addiction and you are ready to try, call us. We provide comprehensive Christ-centered treatment for addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
Without a Christ-centered moral compass it is easy to fall into bad habits. Most addicts wallow in those bad habits until they are brought low and realize they cannot free themselves from the clutches of addiction. Many attempt to use secular drug and alcohol treatment programs. Eventually they come to realize that while the messages are true and the treatment modalities are high tech, only through the power of the Lord can the hold alcohol, tobacco and other drugs have on you be broken. We offer you the chance to turn your will and your life over to Christ and allow Him to help you to regain control of your life.

Christian detox combines counseling, prayer, an in-depth look at past actions to help the honest, open and willing to change. In a loving, supportive atmosphere the well-trained staff works with those seeking recovery to begin making the steps towards reordering their lives. Programs of varying lengths are offered depending on the patient’s need. Christian drug detox works to clean the system, provide a supportive atmosphere, give counseling and guidance and make the recovering addict know of Christ’s power to provide true freedom.
When people choose Christian alcohol detox they are acknowledging Christ has the power to heal them. Once they are willing to turn over their will to Christ’s guidance and follow the directions of the staff, recovery can begin. Recovery is a journey and not a destination. It requires a continuing series of actions which lead to a life free from addiction. Healing times vary based on each patient’s unique situation. If the patient is focused and places Christ first in their life complete healing is possible.

Christian drug detox and Christian alcohol detox are based on solid science. Well-trained experienced doctors, nurses and counselors provide the highest quality of care. They utilize a broad base of treatments and tailor them to the specific needs of the recovering addict. Addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs is a disease characterized by clearly definable and identifiable stages. The staff assesses each patient and together plan a course of action designed to help the recovering addict regain control of their lives.
Christ is at the center of Christian drug detox and Christian Alcohol detox. The patient is given a message which is reinforced throughout the entire program. ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ GOD RESTORES HOPE

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    Christian Ethics Free Course: LESSON TWO: HUMAN RIGHTS (PART 2) Read: Eph. 2:11-19: Gal. 3:28 In this session we shall look at the issues of Race; Sex and Class and their implications for the Human Rights issue. A. JEWS AND

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    Christian Ethics Free Course: LESSON THREE: PEACE: (PART 1.) Read: James 4:1-3; Mt. 24:6-7; 5:9. We live in a world of unceasing war. Our greatest investments of wealth, ingenuity and energy are concentrated, not on the relief of sickness and

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    Master of Sacred Theology

    The Master of Sacred Theology degree designed for those who have graduated from a standard three-year seminary program and desire an additional year of advanced studies in preparation for Christian service and advanced theological study.


    The program leading to the Master of Sacred Theology degree is open to those who have graduated from a standard three-year seminary program and hold the degree of Master of Divinity or its equivalent. The STM is designed to provide opportunity for additional and advanced studies in the theological disciplines in preparation for Christian service and advanced theological study.


    Educational Goals

    To enable students to:

    • demonstrate a more focused knowledge in select areas of Bible content
    • demonstrate the ability to exegete the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible
    • demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of theology and a knowledge of premillennial dispensational theology
    • evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and the fruit of the Spirit
    • demonstrate an ability to communicate the Bible and/or theology effectively
    • write an acceptable summative research paper or thesis; and
    • demonstrate skills in various ministries (for Ministry Track only); or
    • be prepared for advanced theological education (for Academic Track only)

    Spiritual Goals

    To enable students to evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and the fruit of the Spirit.

    Ministry Goals

    To enable students to:

    • communicate the Bible effectively
    • demonstrate skills in various ministries
    • lead a local church or other group by means of biblical exposition, leadership skills, evangelism, and service;and
    • be prepared for advanced theological education

    Admission Requirements

    Admission requirements application procedures for the STM program are the same as for all programs of study at the seminary with three exceptions: (1) students who desire to pursue studies toward this degree must present at the time of application approved college and seminary degrees or their respective academic and theological equivalents; (2) transcripts of this work must show a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0; and (3) applicants must provide a research paper, in English, previously written at the master s level that shows an acceptable level of competency in research and writing.

    Each applicant s evaluation for admission to the STM program will include a review of the applicant s completed MDiv (or equivalent) coursework to ensure the appropriate breadth of preparation necessary to pursue the STM degree. Identified deficiencies must be completed in addition to the following program requirements. On acceptance, STM students will receive a preliminary degree plan outlining how many hours will be required for their program.

    Course Requirements

    The STM degree normally requires 32 semester hours of coursework. The requirements listed below allow the STM program to be customized individually to prepare students for their intended ministry goals.

    Transfer of Credit

    Transfer of up to six credit hours is allowed towards the STM degree from accredited graduate theological schools. Only courses completed after the conferral of the MDiv degree, and in which a grade of C or better is earned, will be eligible for transfer. Transferability of credits earned at this institution and transferred to another school is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Consult the Registrar s Office for further information.

    Residence Requirements

    Of the 32 semester hours of coursework required for graduation, 18 hours must be taken in residence at the Dallas campus. In most cases it will be necessary for STM students to be enrolled in a minimum of three semesters of study, which can include Summer School.

    All work leading to the STM degree must be completed within six years from the time of matriculation. Extension requires approval by the Credits Committee. Reinstatement in the program after withdrawal requires Admissions Committee action and may subject the student to additional requirements for the degree.

    Admission to Candidacy

    Students may be admitted to candidacy by action of the faculty for the STM degree in the fall or spring semester prior to the semester/term of degree conferral or the semester prior to their participation in the Commencement ceremony after these requirements have been met: (1) grade point average of 2.5; (2) evidence, to the satisfaction of the faculty, of proven Christian character and adherence to the following doctrines: the authority and inerrancy of Scripture, the Trinity, the full deity and humanity of Christ, the spiritual lostness of the human race, the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ, salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, and the physical return of Christ; (3) provision of a written statement of church involvement from the local church regularly attended while in seminary; and (4) provision of a reference form completed by a pastor or spiritual overseer.

    Admission to candidacy is valid for one year. Students who postpone degree conferral beyond one year from original admission to candidacy or who postpone participation in the Commencement ceremony until the following spring will be required to reapply for admission to candidacy.

    Graduation Requirements

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    The Global University Board of Directors, after careful consideration, has announced a minimal tuition increase for 2017

    Changes to Academic Staff

    Important Announcement Regarding Changes to Staff:

    On July 1, 2016, Global University experienced several changes in the administrative structure of the Academic Division. Maintaining the highest standards of educational excellence, while honoring the personal wishes of current staff, three Global University staff members will assume new academic positions.

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