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*Updated Track 1: Change That Sticks

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*Updated Track 1: Change That Sticks

Cost: $0
We have moved the Track 1 online course to our interactive online school site to increase your learning, retention, and application of the material. Please go to the following site to gain access:

"Change that Sticks" is the essential core curriculum that has helped hundreds learn how to overcome anger, anxiety, depression, bitterness, and guilt biblically, as well as learn fundamental doctrines and methodologies in counseling others biblically. We now have added several new sessions that includes the basics of marriage and family counseling, sexual temptation, suffering, and more.

This course is not only designed for the pastor, counselor, or people-helper wanting a course in biblical counseling that will give them in-depth, practical training on the major topics, but also for the person struggling with personal or relational problems looking for competent, intensive biblical help that has proven effective through years of counseling practice.

Change That Sticks can be used to meet all the requirements for A.C.B.C. and I.A.B.C. certification.

Change That Sticks not only provides the basic course in Biblical counseling required by A.C.B.C. but can be a gateway to our counseling observations course and exam coaching program. Students who complete this course in Biblical Counseling have the option of making it an “All-in-One Certification Course” by receiving 75% off vouchers to sign up for our Counseling Observation Class (planned to launch summer of 2019) and our A.C.B.C Exam Class. (This exam class includes group coaching sessions for exam questions in which you need some guidance). Once your exams are completed, you begin the 50 hours of counseling supervision process with an A.C.B.C fellow, which we can provide. Once the supervision is completed, you are certified!

Once you are certified by A.C.B.C. or have completed the coursework in Change That Sticks, begin looking for opportunities in your church and community to help others with the training and tools you have received. Be faithful and if your faithfulness leads you to growing a formal biblical counseling ministry in your church and community consider joining our BIBLICAL COUNSELING NETWORK. We provide you with tools, ongoing consulting, promotional strategies, support raising help and even biblical counseling workshops in your community (team taught with you if desired). The Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Center began with one passion - to reach the local churches and community of the Charleston area. The Lord has blessed our efforts as dozens of churches and hundreds of people who would have never known of Biblical counseling have been reached and impacted by the sufficiency of Christ. If you have a similar passion for your church and community, set up a consultation today to speak with us about your vision (843-278-0072 or [email protected]).

Track I Syllabus & Course Requirements

A. 48 Class Sessions (40 Topics, 48 sessions - online and onsite):

1. The Rediscovery of Biblical Counseling & Change: The Basis of Biblical Counseling: Whose Job Is It?; Scripture Has the Answers; The Sanctification Process - Can a Person Really Change? 

2. Transformed Emotions: Clearing the Guilty Conscience; Learning to Forgive; Anger: Its Causes & Cures; Depression: Avoiding Despair in Difficult Times; Overcoming Fear, Worry & Anxiety

3. Ten Marks of the Faithful Counselor: Integrity, Building the Relationship, Collecting Needed Information, Inspiring Biblical Hope, Saturating Counseling with Prayer, Exposing Root Problems, Discovering God's Solutions, Developing a Plan of Change, Calling for Commitment, Connecting Change to the Church

4. Marriage & Family Counseling: God's Purpose for Marriage, Husband and Wife Roles, Biblical Communication, Sexuality in Marriage, Goals in Parenting, Gentle Correction and Consistent Consequences in Child Training

5. Advanced Issues: Troubling Emotions and Chemical Imbalances, Helping the Sexually Tempted, Gaining a Transforming Vision of the Gospel, Choosing Truth over Theories in Counseling

6. Class Discussions and Case Studies: Overcoming Personal Challenges, Overcoming Marriage and Family Challenges, Practicing Discernment in an Age of Therapy

B. Reading List

1. The Main Texts

  • The Christian Counselor’s Manual by Dr. Jay Adams (Ch 2, 6, 7, 9, 12-14, 16-19, 21-22, 24-29, 33, 36 - 241 pages total)
  • Counseling: How To Counsel Biblically by Dr. John MacArthur, Dr. Wayne Mack and the Master’s College Faculty (½ the book, Part I and III – 149 pages)

2. Read the Following Pamphlets

  • Godliness Through Discipline by Dr. Jay Adams
  • Christ and Your Problems by Dr. Jay Adams (These are important pamphlets to assign counselees to focus them on the reality that biblical change is possible but requires some commitment and work on their part.)

3. Read Five of the Following Pamphlets

  • “What To Do When…” pamphlets by Dr Jay Adams: Fear, Worry, Marriage, Anger, Depression, etc.
  • CCEF Pamphlets on Anger, Depression, Worry, or Forgiveness.
  • Lou Priolo pamphlet on: Bitterness

4. Read one of the following and complete a LCBCC Book Report

  • Uprooting Your Anger by Dr. Bob Jones (A very thorough and biblically practical book on dealing with anger at others, self, and God)
  • War of Words by Dr. Paul Tripp (An incredible resource on the why and how of biblical communication. This will teach you how to let God use your words as His ambassadors, especially in influencing conflict situations. )
  • From Forgiven to Forgiving by Jay Adams
  • Leaving Yesterday Behind by William Hines
  • Overcoming Fear, Worry and Anxiety by Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • How to Overcome Evil together with How to Handle Trouble by Dr. Jay Adams
  • Suffering and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper and Justin Taylor

5. Read the following Track 1 core homework assignments

(These assignments are in either provided in the course or can be found in A Homework Manual for Biblical Living, Vol. 1 by Wayne Mack – as indicated below)

  • Put Off – Put On Dynamic Study – Track 1 HW
  • Anger (Help for Overcoming Sinful Anger, Bitterness, Resentment) - Track 1 HW
  • Study Guide for Overcoming Depression – Track 1 HW
  • Understanding and Overcoming Fear - Track 1 HW
  • Suffering – pg 170-172, Mack
  • Faith Motivation vs. Feeling Motivation – Track 1 HW
  • Weekly Activity Schedule - Track 1 HW
  • Four Rules of Communication and Journal –Track 1 HW
  • Sample of Personal Log List -Track 1 HW
  • Study Guide for Overcoming Depression – Track 1 HW
  • Pride (Overcoming the Sin of Pride) – pg 144, Mack
  • Self-control – pg 157, Mack
  • Structuring Your Life for Biblical Change – pg 168, Mack
  • Personal Data Inventory – Track 1 HW
  • Communication Self Tests – Track 1 HW
  • Getting the Big Picture, Responding to Situations of Life, Clarifying Responsibility –Track 1 HW
  • Mind Set on the Spirit (Anxiety Assignment) –Track 1 HW
  • Weekly Counseling Progress – Track 1 HW
  • Forgiving Sins Against Us – Track 1 HW
  • Four Memos When Seeking Forgiveness – Track 1 HW
  • From Conflict to Christ Journal – Track 1 HW
  • The Many Faces of Anger – Track 1 HW

C. Memorization List

  • INVOLVEMENT – 1 Thessalonians 2:7,8
  • INSPIRATION – 1 Timothy 4:10
  • INFORMATION – Proverbs 18:13
  • INTERPRETATION – James 1:14,15
  • INSTRUCTION – 2 Timothy 3:16,17
  • IMPLEMENTATION – Matthew 28:18-20; Proverbs 14:23
  • INDUCEMENT – 1 Thessalonians 5:14

D. Final Exam: Case Study



Tim Bryant has been the director of LCBCC since 2003 and received his Master’s in Biblical Counseling from the Master’s College under Dr. Wayne Mack & Dr. Stuart Scott. Drawing from over 22 years of counseling & pastoral experience, he speaks and counsels on a wide variety of counseling topics using God's Word to inspire and instruct. He has developed 100 different training sessions & 300 different counseling assignments that have been instrumental in helping counselors use the Word of God to help others change. He oversees a team of counselors at the counseling center that is certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly known as NANC).


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