Counseling skills are important, but the character and the relational building approaches of a counselor also significantly contribute to effective biblical counseling. This class guides counselors in engaging in godly, thoughtful consideration and growth in self-awareness in character and skills. The character qualities of love, humility, faithfulness, and spiritual maturity; the skills of loving, knowing, speaking and doing are explored and examined in order to contemplate development in these areas. Through lectures, group discussions, practical assignments and hands-on one-to-one counseling sessions during the course of the class, you’ll be encouraged to identify your strengths and weaknesses as a counselor and to develop a practical plan for growth. The principles taught build upon the foundation taught in Dynamics of Biblical Change and Helping Relationships, which are prerequisites.