Requirements to Serve

Below are the requirements to serve as a counselor in the Richland Creek Community Church (RCCC) Biblical Counseling Ministry.  A candidate must choose one of the three tracks listed:

Track 1 Requirements

  • Complete the RCCC training coursework - 16 month class.  NOTE: There are no new training classes scheduled at this time.
  • Complete a Counseling Ministry Application, submitted to the Counseling Pastor
  • Interview with Counseling or Associate Pastor
  • Be an active church member at RCCC
  • Affirm a commitment to live out basic spiritual disciplines of prayer, service, worship, evangelism and giving. Included in worship are Scripture memorization, Bible Study and a goal to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:31)

 

Track 2 Requirements

  • Currently working towards or have a completed Master’s Degree or MDIV in Biblical Counseling at SEBTS {If in progress, ~50% of counseling classes must be completed, and must include, at a minimum: Biblical Counseling (Introduction), Counseling Theory, Counseling Individuals with Problematic Emotions, Counseling Individuals with Addictions Problems and Practicum 1 }
  • Complete a Counseling Ministry Application, submitted to the Counseling Pastor
  • Interview with Counseling or Associate Pastor
  • Be an active church member at RCCC
  • Affirm a commitment to live out basic spiritual disciplines of prayer, service, worship, evangelism and giving.  Included in worship are Scripture memorization, Bible Study and a goal to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:31)

NOTE: Completed degrees (Biblical or Nouthetic Counseling) from other, like-minded, Evangelical institutions may be accepted, at the discretion of the Counseling Pastor.


Track 3 Requirements

  • Currently certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), formally NANC; International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC); Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC); or, Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD) Level 3.
  • Complete a Counseling Ministry Application, submitted to the Counseling Pastor
  • Interview with Counseling or Associate Pastor
  • Be an active church member at RCCC
  • Affirm a commitment to live out basic spiritual disciplines of prayer, service, worship, evangelism and giving. Included in worship are Scripture memorization, Bible Study and a goal to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:31)