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1 New Hope Biblical Counseling BIBLE COLLEGE CURRICULUM KIT for Pastoral Counseling The low success rate of many counseling methods is seen in the endless cycling of their clients. Symptoms are only the outward manifestations of inward problems and only by eliminating the root causes can true and lasting healing come. We at New Hope Ministry have a deep burden to help train and equip Pastors and Christian Workers before they get out into their fields of service. Our ministry began as a Biblical Counseling Center in which we saw first hand the devastation brought on by an enemy who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. We ve put together a counseling program that gives new hope for repairing shattered lives. We must remember that even people in ministry are susceptible to the same kinds of problems. How many Pastors and Christian Workers in general don t last in ministry? How many end up disillusioned, beat up, experience major family problems, or become laden with sickness or disease? It breaks our hearts to hear stories of Pastors and Christian Workers who have been forced to leave the ministry because of bizarre health problems, financial hardships, confusing family problems, etc. Much of this is due to a lack of knowledge about the enemy they are going head to head with. They can become victims because of a lack of knowledge. God says in His Word, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). The Pastors and Christian Workers you are training for ministry need to know the strategies of the enemy they are facing and how to protect themselves and their families from the attempted onslaught of that enemy. We believe with all of our hearts that the New Hope Program should be required curriculum for every Student before leaving Bible College. They need to be fully equipped to deal with the satanic opposition they will face. By going through this program themselves first, they are also then fully equipped to help the people they are going to minister to. The percentage rate is staggering of Pastors who do not do counseling. The majority of Pastors tell us that they feel totally unequipped to do counseling. Some Bible Colleges don t even offer counseling courses. One of the reasons is due to the notion that counseling has to be done on issues. The New Hope Biblical Counseling Program is different. We do not counsel on issues. Most counseling wastes so much time traveling thousands of miles down endless roads, that usually wind in circles, searching for the root of the person s problem. Whereas, the New Hope Biblical Counseling Program leads a person through a set Scriptural system that covers the main root problems of all issues. If all the roots are properly dealt with first, the issues tend to disappear along the away. Then we continue the process of renewing the mind: identifying wrong thinking, rejecting lies, and replacing them with truth. Biblical Principles are powerful when they are obeyed and applied.

2 We have developed a counseling guide on these Biblical Principles which cover the main root problems that are common to all other problems. We have found that many experts agree; emotional, relational, and spiritual problems all seem to stem from one or more of these eight main roots. We deal with the roots, not issues in counseling. Then a healthy root system can be developed, being firmly rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, (Colossians 2:7), with roots of freedom, forgiveness, humility, submission, and a belief system based on the truth of God s Word. The New Hope materials have been put into a Handbook form with notes to the Counselor and step-by-step instructions of exactly what to do and say to lead a person through the program from start to finish. This is what makes it very trainable. Anyone can be trained to lead a person through the counseling materials by just following the Handbook. Another unique aspect of our program is that the Counselee receives handouts of everything that is covered each session. This provides them with a complete Counselee Handbook to be able to refer to at any point in their lives a tool that helps bring about lasting change. By teaching the New Hope Counseling Program in a class in your Bible College or Seminary, you would be putting your Students through the program to first apply it personally, using the New Hope Counselor Handbook, while at the same time equipping them to counsel others. The program begins with letting you know that you are a child of the King and ends with you having become a warrior of the King. There is a difference between a soldier and a warrior. A soldier serves out of duty. A warrior serves out of devotion. What could happen in our churches and in our world if we were equipping and sending out warriors of the King? That is our mission and our ministry to bring hope and healing as we lead people to the Savior, the great Healer, the Wonderful Counselor, and to train up and equip warriors of the King. For more information, or to order the New Hope Bible College Curriculum Kit for Pastoral Counseling, call or visit us online at I was so impressed with the materials New Hope has put together that I am seeking to use it to develop training centers in the churches of my denomination in Iowa. People from other evangelical church backgrounds are also seeing the value in this Biblical Counseling program and are wanting to use the material as well. I have been in ministry for 50 years, and these materials have been life-changing for me. Rev. Norm Wenig

3 Materials Overview New Hope Biblical Counseling materials are set up in three phases. It starts out very basic, laying a foundation, building truth upon truth that prepares you to do what God reveals needs to be done in your life, and then it goes deeper and deeper: Phase I: The Foundation Establishes the authority of God s Word Leads people to the Lord and begins establishing who they are in Christ. Introduces Biblical Principles and explains why they are so powerful. Begins the process of evaluating thoughts, exposing lies, replacing them with truth. Establishes the intimate, personal relationship with our Heavenly Father that He desires for us to have and enjoy, and corrects any distorted thinking we may have about Him. Phase II: Freedom Further establishes who we are in Christ and what that means. Makes clear the basis for our power and authority in Christ. Covers Biblical Principles dealing with the main root problems from which all other problems stem. Main Root Problem #1 Counterfeit Spiritual Experiences Main Root Problem #2 Generational Problems Main Root Problem #3 Believing Lies Main Root Problem #4 Unforgiveness Main Root Problem #5 Pride Main Root Problem #6 Rebellion Main Root Problem #7 Causing Offense Main Root Problem #8 Habitual Sins Phase III: Transformation Concentrates more on renewing the mind (you are transformed by the renewing of your mind Romans 12:2), then being rooted and grounded and built up in faith (Colossians 2:7). It produces a desire to serve, and trains people up and equips them to serve. As a minister trying to meet people s needs in Christ, one of the most important things is God s Word. Through New Hope and their material, lives are being reached and changed. All through Seminary and Bible College I never came across material that affected a person s spiritual life as this material does. The material allows for progressive life changing counseling and a guidance program focusing not on man s word but on God s Word. I have been using this material for many years and have personally seen the program change lives with problems of sexual impurity, drug abuse, spousal abuse, homosexuality, and the lost accepting Christ. I can only say if you want to see the life of an individual change or even a congregation change, invite them to use this material. Rev. David D. Welch

4 CONTENTS New Hope Counselor Handbook Inspiration: This section is for the Counselor, containing inspirational information on counseling from a Biblical perspective, and provides an overview of the New Hope Biblical Counseling Program. INS (Immediate Needs Session): This covers the initial meeting with a potential Counselee. Phase I: Phase II: Phase III: This is where you begin with a Counselee. This section lays the foundation for dealing with Main Root Problems. This is the second phase of the New Hope Counseling Program in which you help the Counselee deal with their Main Root Problems. This is the final phase of the program in which you assist the Counselee in completing the renewing of the mind, so that they are truly transformed, along with rooting and grounding in faith. Appendices: A: Additional Resources B: Revelations on Truth Statements C: Scriptures for Specific Issues and Conditions D: Composing Your Personal Profession of Faith E: Session Plan Form Glossary I ve been trained in a number of different models of counseling and been frustrated by them all finding a low degree of success. Jesus Christ called me to see the captives set free. In our counseling program now, using these materials, we have a waiting list. We are seeing tremendous results. There are incredible moments of deliverance that happens in people s lives as they go through this. We are also using this program in our church as Basic Leadership 101. Every leader in my church has to go through this course. Some awesome benefits of this program we are seeing is that it is drawing people into ministry. People who ve been Christians for years are beginning to discover new ministry gifts that they never thought they had before. To sum it all up, this is what I see: 1) I see true discipleship; 2) I see people being called into ministry and using their ministry gifts; 3) I see the power of the Gospel really working. Pastor Paul Backhaus

5 New Hope Bible College Curriculum Kit for Pastoral Counseling 1 Counselor Handbook & Kit Items 1 Counselee Handbook & Kit Items 1 Counselee Handouts Binder Pastoral Counseling Kit Handbook What does it include? Contains: Additional Pastoral Counseling training Counseling Forms Policies & Procedures Legal guidelines for Pastoral Counseling Lay Counselor training information (to help in your counseling ministry) 16-Week Biblical Counseling Training Seminar Outlines Intercessory Prayer Team Materials New Hope Resources Catalog New Hope Founders Testimonial Booklet One of each New Hope Brochures (for samples) Counselee Testimonies Video New Hope Miracle Set (for sample) Counselee Records File (sample) Spiritual Birth Certificate (sample) Graduation Certificate for Counselee (sample) Certificate of Completion Counselor Seminar (sample) That Hopeless Feeling Audio Sample Personal Profession of Faith Audio Sample Personal Profession of Faith Background Music CD Bible College Curriculum Kit for Pastoral Counseling CD Who God Says I Am Scriptures Booklet New Hope Promo Video We personalize your New Hope Counselor Handbooks with your school name and information. We also customize class outlines for you to follow according to how many weeks your class runs. Used in a Bible College or Seminary class setting, the Students go through the New Hope Counselor Handbook and are to carry out all of the assignments in the text that a Counselee is given. It is imperative that they apply this material to their own lives first, and then they will be more equipped to use it to help others. New Hope Bible College Curriculum Kit for Pastoral Counseling - $500

6 Why spend countless hours travelling down endless roads searching for the root of the person s problem, when you can simply lead a troubled person through dealing with the main root problems that all other problems stem from? There is New Hope for Counseling! New Hope Ministry offers a very unique multi-tool that will equip your Students to do Biblical Counseling or help them train and equip lay people to assist them with counseling. Our counseling program works when other counseling methods fail. Why? Because rather than spending session after session in an attempt to correct symptoms, our Counselors follow a stepby-step counseling guide developed to target the root of the problem(s). Most experts agree that all emotional, relational, or spiritual problems stem from one or more of eight main root problems. So, New Hope developed a Scriptural system covering those eight main root problems that you lead a troubled person through, and it s done the same for everyone, no matter what the problem is. If you deal with the roots first, the issues or symptoms tend to disappear along the way! With this Biblical Counseling method, you don t have to know everything there is to know about every issue, because you don t counsel on issues. You counsel on main root problems, from Handbooks, as you lead the Counselee through. Another reason why our program works is because the Counselee receives handouts of everything that is covered each session. This provides them with a complete Counseling Handbook at the end to be able to refer to at any point in their lives a tool that helps bring about lasting change. We ve made it simple and easy to follow which makes it easy to train lay people to help meet the counseling needs in their churches (and communities). With the New Hope Counseling Handbooks (matching Counselor and Counselee Handbooks), anyone can be trained to lead a person through the program, just by following the instructions in the text. THE NEW HOPE BIBLE COLLEGE CURRICULUM KIT for PASTORAL COUNSELING makes it easy for Bible Colleges and Seminaries to include this Biblical Counseling Program in their offered class list. New Hope Ministry PO Box W State St Centerville, IA

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