Why Choose CrossPointe for Christian Counselor Training?

You know you’ve been called to help people.
You know God is telling you it’s time to take the next step.
You’re here because you’re looking to see if it’s time to enroll.

We’re here to help you fulfill that calling and make your dream a reality.

We’re excited to help you take the next step in your journey.

We love seeing lives changed through the work and ministry of Christian Counseling, and we’re excited to help you take the next step in your journey. 

Our immersive education model utilizes the Biblical and historically-proven training approach used by Jesus: discipleship.

  • – All training rests upon the Bible and the Holy Spirit, and will empower you to be a counselor and leader who moves with authority.
  • – You’ll experience specialized care as you travel through your educational journey.
  • – Your in-depth exploration of what the Bible says about the ministry you pursue enables you to become an empowered counselor who makes a real difference in the lives of other people.

Why enroll in Christian Counselor Training at CrossPointe Theological Seminary?

CrossPointe Theological Seminary offers degrees in Christian Counseling for people who are ready to take the next step in their life and ministry. CTS offers the following programs:

Degree Programs:

– Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Christian Counseling

– Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Christian Counseling

– Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Christian Counseling

Each degree program also includes membership in the National Christian Counselors Association and Licensure as a Pastoral Counselor.

Advanced Licensure & Certification:

– Advanced Licensure for Professional Counselors

– Counselor Certification for Current Pastors & Ministers

– Lay Counselor Training for Church & Community Members

Accelerated Degree Programs:

(For students who have completed a previous degree at CTS:)

– [Fast-Path]™ MA in Clinical Christian Counseling

– [Fast-Path]™ PhD in Clinical Christian Counseling

How it Works

Our programs are offered 100% online, and teach a biblical counseling model called Creation Therapy. Creation Therapy is based upon the Arno Profile System, the most in-depth and advanced faith-based psychological analysis available. The APS provides the counselor an in-depth look at each client’s unique, inborn strengths, weaknesses, and needs. It then provides a step-by-step model for effective counseling. 

What you Get

Our education, training, and licensing program fully equips the Biblical Counselor, Christian Counselor, or Faith-Based Counselor with the resources, tools, and credentials to operate a successful Christian Counseling practice or ministry. Students who complete their respective degree program will earn not a degree in Christian Counseling, but will also be awarded licensure as a Licensed Pastoral Counselor from the NCCA. After licensure, the NCCA offers many resources to the counselor, including ongoing mentoring and support, annual conferences for personal and professional growth, and annual continuing education.

Our training is perfect for Christians from various walks of life, including:

– Christians who want to earn an effective, affordable Christian Counseling Degree and License to enter the field of pastoral counseling as a profession.

– Current Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and other licensed mental health professionals who wish to earn an advanced degree and incorporate a biblically-based model of counseling into their current practice.

– Pastors who want to learn how to counsel members of their church and their community, as well as be connected to others who are doing the same.

– Christians who want to be better equipped to minister to people who are struggling.

– Christians who are called to empower and lead others in meeting their goals.

Students at CTS find success because:

  • – You bring our international leaders into the comfort and privacy of your living room, your office, or wherever you choose to study.
  • – You’re not forced to uproot yourself and your family, putting your life on hold while you complete your education.
  • – You may adjust the speed of your college education to your life’s busy demands.
  • – Our process allows our tuition to stay significantly lower than the average traditional college.
  • – You can take courses anytime, anywhere, while traveling, on the mission field, or re-locating to a new city or nation.

Our process is different.

  • – You’ll be taught how to make wise, anointed decisions in all aspects of ministry.
  • – You’ll learn how to hear the voice of God and how to integrate it into every decision you make.
  • – You’ll learn how to operate in your area of gifting.

We honor your life experience.

  • – The lessons you’ve learned in life are honored and translated into credits, rather than ignored and wasted.
  • – Since you are not forced to re-learn lessons you already know, you are free to go on to discover new truths.
  • – Your educational time and expense are decreased while your learning is increased.

    Share your faith and change lives.

    Certified and Licensed Christian Counselors have the honor of praying with and for their clients, incorporating their faith into helping people, and watching Christ change lives as people find freedom and discover how to meet their needs in godly, spiritually-healthy ways.

    Enrollment at CrossPointe Theological Seminary takes place on a rolling basis, meaning you can begin your coursework as soon as your application is approved. Once you’ve completed a course, you may move on to the next course.

    **CTS programs do not lead to state licensure as a Professional Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, or Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor, but rather to certification and/or licensure as a Pastoral Counselor with the National Christian Counselors Association, a non-profit para-church Christian Organization.

    Read our Frequently Asked Questions here.

CrossPointe Theological Seminary offers affordable education with extraordinary results. Apply today.