Introduction to Counseling Theology, Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling,
Biblical Foundation of Self-Awareness, Topics in Biblical Counseling,
Marriage and Family Counseling, Counseling Youth, Biblical Directionism,
Counseling and the Finished Work of Christ, Counseling Practicum
and Counseling From James.
You can study at the Advanced or Certificate Track Level*
Advanced Track - Working with Admissions counselors at Gateway, students are placed in an appropriate study level. Students who successfully complete this track may submit their courses to Master’s International University of Divinity for consideration towards fulfilling requirements for a degree in Biblical Counseling.** Students will receive the necessary assignments and preparation to apply for certification with the International Association of Biblical Counselors.
Certificate Track - For those not interested in the Advanced Track, but still desiring the necessary preparation to become a Biblical counselor, a certificate program is available. Students will be prepared throughout the Certification Track to become certified by the International Association of Biblical Counselors or the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
*Gateway does not prepare people for state or national qualifications or licensure, as our belief is that Biblical counseling is a ministry of the church, rather than a profession licensed by the state.
**Master's International University may require additional course work and applicable tuition to complete the degree requirement.
David Tyler, Ph.D., is the Director of Gateway Biblical Counseling and Training Center, a ministry of Edgemont Bible Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois. He is the Dean of the Biblical Counseling Department for Master's International University of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. He is certified by the International Association of Biblical Counselors and Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He is the author of Jesus Christ: Self-Denial or Self-Esteem? Self-Esteem: Are We Really Better Than We Think?, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ: Oil, Terrorism and Nuclear War, God's Funeral: Trading the Sacred for the Secular, Grief: Victory Over A Lonely Darkness, and co-author of Deceptive Diagnosis: When Sin is Called Sickness and ADHD: Deceptive Diagnosis.
Kurt Grady, Pharm.D., D.B.S. is a Senior Medical Science Liaison with a biopharmaceutical company where he supports research and education in the field of neuroscience. He is a graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy (B.S., Pharm.D.), University of Florida (Clinical Pharmacy Residency), Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (M.B.A.) and Master’s International University of Divinity (D.B.S.). Kurt teaches medical issues related to biblical counseling both within and outside of the United States. He is certified by the International Association of Biblical Counselors He has co-authored two books, Deceptive Diagnosis: When Sin is Called Sickness and ADHD: Deceptive Diagnosis, as well as a number of other articles and chapters in various journals and books.
Mr. Johnny Kicklighter, M.A. has served as a lay counselor for over 25 years. He obtained an associate degree in Weather Forecasting from the Community College of the Air Force. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Liberty University and a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from the Master’s International University of Divinity. After serving in the US Air Force for 26 years, he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. Johnny is Certified by the International Association of Biblical Counselors and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.