A Theology of Biblical Counseling









Course Description

Since the beginning of the biblical counseling movement in 1970, biblical counselors have argued that counseling is a ministry of the Word, just like preaching or missions. In the Theology of Biblical Counseling course, Heath Lambert covers the history of the biblical counseling movement, the core convictions that underlie sound counseling, and practical wisdom for counseling practices today.


For over four decades, biblical theology has been at the core of the biblical counseling movement. Leaders in biblical counseling have emphasized a commitment to teaching doctrine in their counseling courses out of the conviction that good theology leads to good counseling…and bad theology leads to bad counseling. Illustrated with true stories from the counseling room, the Theology of Biblical Counseling course shows how biblical counseling is rooted in the Scriptures while illustrating the real challenges counselors face today.


The Theology of Biblical Counseling course is useful for working biblical counselors, pastors who counsel, and students at colleges, seminaries, and training institutes. In each lesson, doctrine comes to life in examples of real ministry to real people, dramatically demonstrating how theology intersects with the lives of actual counselees.

By completing this course, you'll gain:

  • an understanding of the biblical counseling movement and its historical development
  • guidelines for studying biblical principles carefully and deriving sound applications with a view toward counseling others
  • a better grasp of core theological tenets and effective counseling strategies built on them
  • insights for understanding counselees and the common problems we all face
  • real-life examples for implementing counseling approaches on issues related to marriage, divorce, addiction, stress, parenting, and more
  • confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments

Course Instructor

Heath Lambert

PhD., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Heath Lambert is the Executive Director of The National Association of Nouthetic Counselors. He also serves as Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce College, where he is also the Department Chairman of Biblical Counseling. He is co-editor of Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God’s Resources in Scripture and the author of The Biblical Counseling Movement after Adams and Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace. Dr. Lambert is a council member of The Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Course Outline

1.   Counseling and Theology: A Crucial Introduction

2.  Biblical Counseling and a Theology of Scripture

3.  Biblical Counseling and a Theology of Common Grace

4.  Biblical Counseling and a Theology of God

5.  Biblical Counseling and a Theology of Christ

6.  Biblical Counseling and a Theology of the Holy Spirit

7.   MIDTERM

8.  Biblical Counseling and a Theology of Humanity


9.   Biblical Counseling and a Theology of Sin

10.  Biblical Counseling and a Theology of Suffering

11.   Biblical Counseling and a Theology of Salvation

12.  Biblical Counseling and a Theology of the Church

13.  Biblical Counseling and the Goal of Theology

14.  Biblical Counseling Real-Life Application

15.  FINAL EXAM

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Course Details

Preaching God's Word

by J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays, and Terry G. Carter


13 Units, Self-paced

6 Hours of Video

12 Months of Access to All Online Course Content

3 Credits toward a Certificate, Diploma or Degree

Support by a Clearwater College Professor


Cost: $510 CAN