Training opportunities

BEGINNING TRAINING: Road to Emmaus is an ACBC certified training center.  We desire to raise up counselors in the Pacific Northwest who will faithfully be able to minister God’s Word in their churches and communities.  Our certification means ACBC will accept our Beginning Fundamentals in Biblical Counseling Course as satisfactory towards meeting their minimum education requirement.  (registration for the Spring 2018 Fundamentals Course being held on March 9-10, April 6-7, and May 4-5 is now closed.  Email pastor Kerry Francetich for special consideration.)

Details of Fundamentals Course- Fridays: 5:45 PM to 9:30 PM. Saturdays: 8:30 AM to 5 PM.  Cost: $100.  This is one course conducted over 3 weekends.  The seven instructors are predominantly experienced ACBC certified counselors with over 100 years of combined counseling or pastoral experience.

ADVANCED TRAINING: This year on the same weekends we are conducting our beginning fundamentals course we are also inviting those who have completed that course to come.  The first weekend of March 9-10 you would simply join the existing fundamentals class and review the basics of Biblical counseling.  On April 6-7 you would sit under the teaching of Dr. Jim Newheiser, an ACBC fellow, the Director of The Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD), and the Director of the Christian Counseling Program at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte.  His teaching focus will be on marriage issues and on the sensitive topic of abuse in various settings.  On May 4-5 Dr Nicolas Ellen will be with the advanced group.  Dr. Ellen is a pastor in Houston, a professor of Biblical Counseling at the College of Biblical Studies, and developed a biblical counseling center called the Expository Counseling Center.  He'll be teaching on various advanced counseling topics, including the role of the conscience and other pertinent issues.  If you are not able to attend all three weekends there are ways to sign up for one, two or all three weekends.  Click Advanced Spring 2018 Biblical Counseling Course to register.

Details of Advanced Course- Fridays: 7 PM to 9:30 PM (or come early to join the 5:45 PM Fundamentals group).  Saturdays: 8:30 PM to 3:45 PM (or stay for the Fundamentals 4 to 5 PM session if you'd like).  Cost: $100 for all three weekends, $30 for weekend One alone, $50 for weekend Two alone, $50 for weekend Three alone, $90 for weekends Two and Three combined.

Road to Emmaus also offers additional advanced counseling training.  An ACBC Test Prep Class to prepare you for completing the test required if you want to be certified with ACBC started in October 2017.  We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 -8:30 PM (Excluding December).

We also offer free advanced classes on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  Check out the Road to Emmaus' ACBC website by clicking the button below and navigating to the ACBC training centers page and find our information for the class being offered next, or click the ACBC button below just to get more information about ACBC.