In early October my wife and I took a trip to Indiana for the annual conference of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. ACBC puts a great conference together each year, and this year the organization was celebrating its 40th anniversary. Attending as representatives of Grace Biblical Counseling Ministries, we had something special to celebrate too. Following several years of work, GBCM has become a certified training center for ACBC.
From ACBC’s website:
ACBC Certified Training Centers are institutions that have been vetted and approved by ACBC to offer all of the training, reading, and observations that are required for Phase 1 of ACBC Certification.
Our training centers represent a variety of institutions. From seminaries to local churches, medical clinics, and non-profit counseling centers, all ACBC Certified Training Centers offer the same excellent ACBC training in biblical counseling.
Certified Training Center ministries are vital to the Biblical Counseling movement and to ACBC. Each has been considered and approved by the ACBC Board in terms of both counseling and counselor training ministries. As Certified Centers, the classes offered by each center fulfill the ACBC education requirements for education toward ACBC Membership. ACBC values these vital partners in our mutual purposes of effective communication of God’s Word in our time.
We are thrilled to continue training, equipping, and supporting biblical counselors in this new capacity as a certified training center.
As we look ahead to a new year, and consider this new opportunity God has given us as a training center, we would appreciate your prayers that He would be glorified in all that we plan and do.