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New Residency Week Announced

November 11-15, 2019
First Baptist Church
Jonesboro, Georgia

Ministry in Biblical Counseling

Have you ever considered a ministry in Biblical Counseling? As Dr. Skinner traveled and led conferences for many years, individuals would inquire of him where they might receive training and certification for the message that he was sharing. At the time he knew no place to send them. Now Dr. Skinner can prepare you to become a Certified Biblical Counselor through a combination of a Residency and Online Training Program.

New: Audit Residency Available

Think LifeChange is now offering the ability to audit the Residency week of training to those who are not interested in full certification.

Why? Many have come to us wanting to attend the thorough training that takes place in a Monday through Friday 9 am-5 pm, yet did not want to take the 6 online courses or go through the 50 hours of student practicum.

Our students are recommending our program to others because they have seen the impact on their personal spiritual life, their family life, as well as the benefit to their workplace and their church. For these reasons we are offering the ability to audit the Residency week.

Audit Requirements:

• Fill out an application
• Attend all sessions.
• Pay your fee 30 days in advance of Residency week (or as soon as you receive your invoice)
• Cancellation fee if canceled 15 days or less before Residency: 50%
• Cost: $1200 which includes 6 books and materials.


  • What if you change your mind and decide later to pursue full certification? You can then begin with the online courses by submitting $800 for courses and bonus materials.

**** Anyone auditing the residency week will not receive certification unless they continue and complete full program.

  • How much is student practicum and certification? $2000
  • Can I start with the online courses and then attend a Residency? No, everyone who is certified must begin with the Residency. If you complete online courses first you will have to go through them again after a Residency.

Certification begins with a Residency Week

It is an intensive learning experience designed to teach you background, history, message, and skills for biblical counseling.

Steps in the Process:

  • Fill out Application and pay first half of cost
  • Attend one-week residency training
  • Complete 6 online training courses within 6 months of the conclusion of the residency
  • Payment for 2nd half of cost prior to beginning student practicum
  • Complete student practicum within 8 months after completion of the online training

Benefits of Think LifeChange Institute for Biblical Counseling

  • Provides a network to other like-minded biblical counselors.
  • Provides biblical training to have the right message and methods of biblical counseling.
  • Provides credentials that gives comfort to a pastor/church in having you serve as a pastoral/biblical counselor in or for the church.
  • Provides course training in professionalism, ethics, and legal requirements.
  • Guides the counselor in seeking professional liability insurance and credentials.