The Foundations for Counseling Ministry (FCM) equips students with a solid, Biblical counseling foundation in order to help others find healing in an increasingly broken and hurting world. The FCM starts by focusing on your God-given identity. As you learn methods of healing and restoration for yourself, you also get equipped to help others do the same. Additional topics include active listening, the Divine Plumbline, cognitive behavioral therapy, and more.
After your 12 week lecture phase, your FCM will head off in different teams for a two-three month outreach into a nation located in the least reached part of the world. You will have opportunities to practice what you’ve learned during the lecture phase.
God will only ever bring healing to the degree that we are open to cooperate with him, whether through the FCM, or otherwise. He honors our free will. But many of the subjects in the FCM are geared towards learning how to be whole so we can help others to heal.
The outreach will look different depending on the different school and location, but you can expect to apply what you’ve learned during the lecture phase through short teachings, relationships, and practical service.
You will learn about your God-given identity, which will free you to serve people from a whole heart instead of out of strife and woundedness. You will learn how to listen well, how to begin to minister to the sexually abused, how to give short teachings, how to minister inner-healing prayer, how to understand grieving people and different personalities, how to renew your mind, and many other skills.
You will be attending daily FCM classes, and weekly YWAM community worship and intercession times. You will be assigned a two hour a day work duty. You will also submit journal work every week and write a paper approximately every other week.