Become a minister of grace and reconciliation by leading hurting people into the Presence of the Wonderful Counselor. When they hear His words of life and see Him actively working to fulfill His purposes for them, they will be healed and their lives will be transformed.
Your heart is moved
by the brokenness and suffering you see all around you, both in the world and in the Church, and you want to help
Because you are a good listener,
people are already coming to you with their problems and you have been able to offer some help.
But you want to do more.
You don’t want to just put on Band-Aids that cover the symptoms but don’t heal the infection. You want to see changes that last because root issues have been dealt with.
There is only one Wonderful Counselor, and our purpose as human counselors is to bring people into His Presence where He will heal their hearts. All of the counseling courses at CLU are focused to training you how to more effectively help others hear what God is saying to them and see what He is doing in their lives. Our desire is to equip 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.
You will experience the joy of teaching your counselees how to connect with the Wonderful Counselor through two-way journaling so they can hear His voice every single day and soak in His unconditional love and acceptance of them. You will be equipped in Christian dream interpretation so that you can help your counselee understand how the Lord is counseling them and what their own hearts are teaching them every night (Ps. 16:7). You will become a minister of grace who can impart a revelation of their identity in Christ that overcomes the lies of the enemy that hold them in bondage. You will pour the healing oil of the Holy Spirit into the festering memories of traumatic experiences through the ministry of inner healing. You will be by their side as the Spirit reveals the lies they have believed and help them embrace the Truth He declares over them. Together you will destroy demonic strongholds and oppressions that have led them to destruction.
The Counseling Curriculum at CLU has been absolutely priceless… Instead of getting caught in endless talks about ‘the problem’ you learn to minister to people on a heart-to-heart level and not a head-to-head level.Salvatore Cerniglia MS, CRC
As a Spirit- anointed counselor, you will minister heart to heart and see lifetime bondages quickly broken and lives radically changed. You will have the great joy of participating in Christ’s work of setting the captives free!
I just completed my Doctorate of Christian Counseling through Christian Leadership University. I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing this experience was for me in terms of healing, personal growth, and growing as close to God as I have ever been.
I’ve learned to discern the voice of God through dialoguing and dreams. To think, all of these years He may have been trying to speak to me and I didn’t know how to listen to Him. Hearing God and allowing Him to be the Wonderful Counselor He truly is has totally changed my life. Thank you to the Virklers and to Christian Leadership University for your amazing ministry. May God richly bless you.Cheryl McKay
Online Christian Counseling Degrees
The courses listed below may be taken as a Christian Counseling Certificate or applied as a major concentration toward any of the following online Christian Counseling Degrees:
- Associate of Christian Counseling,
- Bachelor of Christian Counseling,
- Master of Christian Counseling or
- Doctor of Christian Counseling.
Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level course is 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.
Christian Counseling Courses Online and by Correspondence
All of the courses listed below are available by distance learning, and you can submit your coursework online. Your course materials are normally sent by mail, though our top 18 most popular courses are available as downloadable PDF ebooks, MP3 and video downloads if that is your preference. You will able to contact your instructor online and conveniently email any assignments to him.
Tuition is $100 per credit. Course materials are in addition and generally under $100 per course. The courses may be purchased individually or as a total package. If purchased as a pre-paid package of 10 or more, the cost of tuition is reduced by 20%. Prices are subject to change without notice. Payment may be made by credit card.
Christian Counseling Certificate Online
Available Online Christian Counseling Courses
- Communion With God
- Counseled by God
- Cornerstones of Communication
- Prayers That Heal the Heart
- Naturally Supernatural
- Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation
- Healing Anointing
- Increasing the Anointing
- Fulfill Your Financial Destiny
- Take Charge of Your Health
- Gifted to Succeed
- Father Heart of God
- Parenting for Success
REN503 Communion With God (Graduate) (Course Syllabus)
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 can hear His voice on a regular basis, He provides wonderful counsel to your heart. Eighty percent of the counseling needs of a church will disappear once they are taught the course Communion With God.
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.
COU203 Cornerstones of Communication (Course Syllabus)
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 and fulfilling.
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.
REN204 Naturally Supernatural (Course Syllabus)
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.
REN510 Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation Graduate (Course Syllabus)
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.
Because Jesus has poured out His Spirit upon us, we can be ministers of His salvation – healing for the spirit, soul, and 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.
BUS502 Fulfill Your Financial Destiny (Graduate Level) (Course Syllabus)
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.
We have a covenant of health with our God, which is based on four prerequisites (Ex. 15:26). One of these is to keep all His statutes. In this course, we will learn the statutes of God which will keep us from cancer and the other “Black Plagues” of our century. We need not die prematurely if we become responsible by keeping God’s simple health commands.
“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.
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.
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