Spirit-filled Christian Counseling Training Built Around the
Voice of God
You are invited to experience the life-changing
power of the
voice of God, which is the central focus of the Christian
training program offered by CLU, which can be applied
toward your online Christian counseling degree or certificate. Our
desire is to train up biblically-based, Spirit-anointed compassionate
counselors who can discern the needs of the heart and usher in
the grace of God to meet those needs; to train up people to counsel
the techniques and skills which Jesus Christ used.
Online Christian Counseling Degrees
listed below may be taken as a Christian
Counseling Certificate or applied
as a major concentration toward any of the following online Christian
Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level
taken on the graduate level. Course substitutions
and combining major concentrations are
possible when working toward your Christian
Counseling Degree online. Discuss these options with the Dean.
The key is to follow God's passion
within your heart. Students in the Master's and Doctoral programs
earn approximately 30 credits for each degree from specific courses,
and the remaining 10 credits by doing practical ministry
work and earning "practica" credits.
Counseling Courses Online and by Correspondence
All of the courses
listed below are available by correspondence, and you may choose
to submit your coursework online. Your course materials will
arrive by mail, and you will then able to contact your
instructor online and conveniently e-mail any assignments to him. The courses may
be purchased individually or as a total package. If purchased as a pre-paid package, the cost of tuition is reduced by 20%. Two to five courses are
sent at a time, as the student requests. Prices are subject to change
without notice. Payment may
be made by credit card.
Christian Counseling Certification Online
To receive a Christian Counseling Certificate a
student must complete a minimum of 10 of the courses below. One of
This course teaches
you how to clearly
hear God's voice, see divine vision and journal
(write out what God is speaking
to you). The Holy Spirit is the Wonderful Counselor, and when you
His voice on a regular basis, He provides wonderful counsel
your heart. Eighty percent of the counseling needs of a church will
disappear once they are taught the course Communion
“I'm taking Communion With God. I am
so blessed so far. My life is already completely transformed. I
went from hearing God speak to me once in a while to hearing Him
not just in my journaling times but even throughout the rest of
the day. What a difference this has made.”
— Andrew Steck
“We have been using Communion With God for
some months now in all our home groups and one after another people
whose prayer lives were dry difficult affairs have blossomed as
they have heard the Heavenly Father commune with them, His children.”
— Rev. Bill A. VanZutphen,
Baptist Church, Wollongong, Australia
“Oh my, I am speechless...I have completed
only the first several lessons in Communion With God and my life
has been totally, totally transformed. He is such a wonderful,
wonderful God. A few months ago I told Him I was desperate for
more of Him...I had no idea His answer to my prayer would be so
exceedingly abundantly above anything I could ever have imagined.
My days and nights are now filled with His presence. Thank you
for your service to Him, Mr. Virkler. I will be in touch as I progress
through the course....”
We will let God speak to our hearts and counsel us
about the basic emotional pressures of life. These include anger, doubt,
depression, condemnation and inferiority. We will learn to let God
replace these with His opposites, as His voice releases His grace within
our hearts. Those whom the Son sets free are free indeed.
This practical course not only changed
my life and gave me freedom in many parts of my life, but the tools
I have been given through this course are having a lasting impact
on the lives of many young people all around me who in turn will
pass it on to others, leading many more young people into emotional
Communication is the center of all relationships,
yet most of us are untrained in the dynamics of great communication
skills. With practice, every relationship you have can be more effective
I think I can safely say that effective
communication skills are one of the most, if not the most, important
set of skills one can have in day-to-day living. Without the ability
to properly communicate, we cannot get through life properly, as
relationships are a central aspect of our lives.
As a result of this course, I have learned skills that I will be using
every day of my life. I have always been faced with situations that have required
excellent communication and negotiation skills. Many situations were changed
because I was able to implement some of the things I had learned about negotiation
from this course. This stuff works!
This course teaches a series of seven specific prayers
that will break bondages within your heart caused by spiritual forces.
These prayers include breaking generational sins and curses; severing
ungodly soul ties; removing negative beliefs and inner vows; healing
traumatic scenes; and casting out demonic energy that has connected
itself to these inner wounds of the heart and soul. The entire healing
process is sealed by doing an intensive meditation on biblical passages
that bear on the issues being healed so God can grant you illumined
insights from His Word.
Who needs prayers that heal the heart?
Just about everyone! God has really done a work in me through the
studying and revelation of this ministry. He has given me a burden
and a heart to see all people set free from all kinds of oppression.
After all, He did command us to do so and minister to people's
needs. Prayers That Heal the Heart is going to be a major part
of what I do vocationally for the rest of my life. I have a burden
and a desire to see people walk in the liberty purchased for them
on Calvary, and for them to experience the ZOE life God has come
to give us. Thank You, Lord, for Your anointing to do what You
did and see people come into all that You have for them.
Through the working of Almighty God, He has joined
His Spirit to our spirits. We will study and experience the glory of
Christ living within us, as well as ways of approaching Him and releasing
His indwelling presence. We abide in Christ to the extent that we know
that Christ abides in us. We will also learn how to allow the gifts
and fruit of the Holy Spirit within us to flow out through us. Prerequisite:
REN103 Communion With God.
This course radically changed my life
in every way possible. When once the Christian life was somewhat
of a duty and chore, it is now a lifestyle of rest. What was once
my trying to be good for the Lord is now having Him be good out
through me. What was striving to serve Him in every aspect of my
life is now simply loving Him and yielding to His Spirit to live
out of me. By understanding, experiencing, and living out the seven
revelation truths of abiding, my life in every way and dimension
has been radically changed.
Psalms declares that God counsels us at night through
our dreams (Ps. 16:7). The dreams in the Bible illustrate this principle,
and all of us can learn to hear from God during the two hours of dream
life we have each night. In this course, we will examine all 50 dreams
of the Bible seeing how God interprets the symbolism and speaks to
His children through their dreams (Num. 12:6; Acts 2:17). Prerequisite:
REN103 Communion With God.
This course has truly made a significant
impact on my life and laid the foundation for ongoing change and
revelation. It is as if a whole new door has been opened in my
life leading to a whole new world of never-before-found treasures
and truths. I feel as though I am walking towards a new journey
that will impact my life in a great way. I feel that more tools
have been added to my spiritual toolbox to help myself and help
others. When I fully grasp this practice of interpreting dreams,
I will be walking in a greater dimension of wholeness, authority,
counsel, wisdom and so much more. If it’s true that we spend one
third of our lives sleeping and part of that dreaming, then it
feels as though I have resurrected one third of my life and I can
live more fully. The revelation of the importance of dreams and
what God wants to do with us through dreams has been resounding
in my spirit ever since I started this course.
— Student taking Wisdom Through
Because Jesus has poured out His Spirit upon us,
we can be ministers of His salvation - healing for the spirit, soul,
body - by the anointing that rests upon us. This practical course will
give you keys to flowing in that anointing of God.
It is only as we minister in the anointing of the
Holy Spirit that we can effectively touch the hearts of others. This
practical course trains you how to sense the Holy Spirit Who lives
within you, how to get to know Him as a Person, and how to release
His power to heal a hurting people.
Throughout the duration of this course,
I have been provoked to go after God like never before: to receive
a greater measure of His anointing to bring liberty to captives,
and God’s presence to all I encounter. I am challenged to fast
and pray more on a regular basis, learn more about the anointing
and start living out, through simple daily obedience, what God
has called me to. I am also learning not to rely on my strength
to get the job done, but to solely rely on the power of the Holy
Spirit, and this too will increase the anointing on my life, which
in tern will affect everything I do.
This course will give you Scriptural support for the
belief that God delights in the prosperity of His children (Ps. 35:27).
It is His desire that we lend and not borrow. We are to be the head
and not the tail, above and not underneath (Deut. 28:12,13). God Himself
teaches us to profit (Is. 48:17) and has given us the power to make
wealth (Deut. 8:18). Several hundred verses on silver and gold will
be examined, showing that we are to create and release wealth into
the kingdom of God.
Your body, soul and spirit are intrinsically connected.
Sickness in any one of these three areas contributes to sickness in
the other areas. In this course you will learn many natural, biblical
approaches to caring for the health of your body, soul and spirit.
"To each of us grace has been given according
to the measure of Christ's gift...And He gave some as apostles, and
some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and
teachers for the equipping of the saints." Do you know which of
these heart motivations God has given to you? Is God asking you to
express this heart motivation within or outside the structured church,
or both? Which ministry or vocation is He asking you to express yourself
through? What kinds of people do you need next to you to make you most
effective? These questions and many others will be answered.
These last 12 weeks have been like looking
into a mirror and seeing things in me that I have never seen before.
Then taking those things, learning more about them and pruning
them to work most effectively for and in myself, my life and my
This highly experiential course is designed to draw
you into a closer relationship with your heavenly Father, in which
you have not only a theological understanding of His deep love and
affection for you, but you also know it because you have personally
felt it. You will also learn how to help others overcome any hindrances
in their lives that prevent them from experiencing the love of the
Father for themselves. Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.
I not only realized that the love of
Father is so widely needed and missed in the Church, but it is
needed in the entire world. The message of Father’s love is not
only for the saved, but the unsaved as well. It is what will get
them saved. It is what the world needs to hear; your heavenly Father
loves you. He loves you so much that He sent His only Son to die
for you that you might live.
Great relationships with your children don't just
happen. They must be cultivated. Become the kind of parent that makes
your children proud to be your children. Learn how to bring out the
best in each of your children. Parent them for success.
Praise for CLU's Christian
Doctorate at CLU was the most important education I have ever had
and will ever get. I received my B.A. in education and my
M.A. in counseling from The University
of Phoenix. My Doctorate with CLU is the most precious part of
my educational journey. Glory be to God! My Doctorate from Walden
University will allow me to be a certified instructor in the
State of Arizona but nothing can ever take the place of my Doctorate
from CLU. I will buy your
books for my clients.
On our Christian
Counseling testimonies page you
will find many powerful stories of how God is using these courses to
transform the lives of people all around the world. The next story
could be yours!
“Nine years ago we had Mark come and teach CWG at the church we pastored in Ontario, Canada. The principles he taught guided us in hearing the Lord’s voice until that voice eventually led us and our five children here to Kiev, Ukraine to work with YWAM as missionaries. Those same CWG principles kept us here during difficult days of lawlessness and lack in the nation. Recently, we had Mark come to Kiev and teach over 900 Ukrainians in these same principles and the response was overwhelming, with hundreds expressing a new release of God’s voice in their lives as well as the way they see and understand God’s character. Many pastors are now asking for return visits from Mark. Mark’s book is now being translated into Russian and we are looking forward to many from this former atheistic communist nation to be transformed with Communion With God as one of our primary tools.”
— Dan & Gwen Slade,
Youth with a Mission, Kiev, Ukraine