Foundations of Biblical Counseling


This course is designed help area pastors, elders, deacons, and other lay Christians become more biblically faithful and effective in their discipleship and counseling ministry. This course will introduce the student to the fundamental principles of Biblical (Nouthetic) Counseling, explain why Biblical Counseling is needed and how it differs from the prominent secular and religious counseling models, demonstrate the methodology involved in Biblical Counseling, explain the role of the Holy Spirit in counseling, and address some of the common counseling issues counselors typically work through with their clients. The goal is to equip the counselor to better “present every man mature in Christ.” (Col. 1:28; Rom 15:14). The complete syllabus is available here


Beginning Saturday September 17 and subsequent dates:

Saturday, 22 October

Saturday, 19 November

Saturday, 10 December

Saturday, 21 January 2023

Class Time:  

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. 

There will be 6 - hour long classes each class day with an hour break for lunch.  

This will comprise 30 to 32 credit hours of academic instruction and will meet the necessary academic prerequisites for ACBC certification.

For all persons seeking ACBC certification, there will be a mid-term and final exam. 

There will also be an assigned term paper due within 2 months of the course completion specifically targeted at applying classroom instruction.


$225.00 (general public)

$150.00  (Members of TPC, Campus ministers, and GSU students)

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Meet the instructor

Rev. Henry Beaulieu is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He and his wife Gretchen have four children. He graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS in 1995 with a Masters of Divinity. In 1999, he received his certification as a Nouthetic Counselor and is currently a Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Henry brings 19 years of pastoral and counseling experience to this ministry. Rev. Beaulieu also served as the Senior Army Chaplain (Colonel) for the Alabama Army National Guard and has extensive counseling experience with members of the armed services. He is an associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church.