6.6 Master of Arts in Bibli...
6.6.1 Admission and
Program Length
6.6.2 Degree Requirements

6.6 Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling


The Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (M.A.B.C.) is a professional degree program designed to train men and women preparing to serve Christ in occupations other than the ordained Gospel ministry.   

The M.A.B.C. is specifically designed to sharpen and train gifted laypeople, elders, missionaries, campus workers, crisis pregnancy workers, pastors who desire a Westminster continuing education program, Sunday school teachers, and those who desire to serve in non-ordained, church staff positions (e.g., children’s ministries, small groups coordinator, men’s ministries, women’s ministries, family ministries).

A student who holds a baccalaureate degree from an approved institution receives the degree of Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling on the completion of the prescribed program of study. The program requires at least two years of full-time study for completion.

This program builds on basic biblical, theological, and historical foundations. These are integrated and sharpened through active involvement in the area of biblical counseling throughout the entire course of study.

6.6.a Student Learning Goals

Upon graduation the student will:

  1. Exhibit a deep love for the triune God, his word, his truth and his church and a Christ-like humility in relation with others.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge in scripture, Reformed theology, biblical theology, church history and apologetics. 
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the broad context of counseling and will apply God’s eternal word to a changing world in a counseling context.
  4. Demonstrate skill in the practice of biblical counseling.