Have you ever wanted to be a counselor? Do people often come and talk to you about their problems? Do you have a desire to help hurting people around you? New Life University is currently accepting applications for the fall session of the Pastoral Counselor tract. Deadline for enrollment is Thursday, August 28 with an orientation session on Sunday, August 31, 2 p.m. at Branches Counseling Center in Murfreesboro .
New Life is affiliated with Branches Counseling Center and since 2009 has served nearly 100 students. Dr. Mike Courtney, Executive Director and Founder says, "It has always been the mission of Branches and New Life University to make quality, Christian counseling as accessible as possible to the general public. Training and equipping pastoral counselors is a very natural step toward that end."
New Life University focuses on basic counseling skills, understanding temperament, and crisis intervention, all from a Biblical base. Students enter a two year program doing about half of the courses by directed study and half in a classroom setting. Classes are scheduled in a Friday evening/Saturday morning seminar type format with 2 to 3 weekends completing a course. "Our students take about 12 weekends over a 2 year period to complete the coursework," Dr. Courtney says.
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New Life University has placed a number of graduates in local churches and ministries. The program is especially suited for second career adults or empty-nest mothers who are seeking a rewarding career that encompasses a call to ministry to those hurting in our communities. For more information, or to enroll in New Life University , go to http://branchesrecoverycenter.com/new-life-university/ or call (615) 904-7170. Deadline for enrollment is Thursday, August 28.
About New Life University (NLU), founded in 2008 in Murfreesboro , is an educational and training organization for Christian counselors. NLU includes ministers, professional Christian counselors, testing specialists, medical doctors, attorneys and educators. The two year NLU program offers credentialing for pastoral counselors through the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA). The NCCA certification/licensing program is not to be identified nor confused with state licensing in any way. Additional information about NLU may be found under the "what we do" tab at www.branchescounselingcenter.com. Chandy Powell , MA serves as Dean of Students for NLU.
About Branches Counseling Center, founded in 2007, with offices in Murfreesboro, Lebanon, and Springfield, TN and St. Augustine, FL, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, faith based counseling center offering healing and hope for those struggling with family or emotional issues both adult and children, anxiety, depression or addiction regardless of ability to pay. The dedicated and well-trained staff of both state licensed and pastoral counselors work with couples, individuals, children, and teens to bring the very best of traditional counseling and Biblical principles to personal, family, and relational issues to help bring meaning and wholeness to everyone the center serves. Branches accepts most major insurance plans. For more information about services or to make a donation contact Branches Counseling Center, 1450 Battleground Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37129; phone 615-904-7170; or email from the "contact us' page at www.branchescounselingcenter.com. Branches Counseling Center was founded by Mike Courtney , Ph.D. and his wife Doris.