“Your testimonies also are my delight; 

They are my counselors.”

— Psalm 119:24

Greetings BCEV Friends! 

Registration. Registration is now open for our Phase 1 — Fundamentals training! We are excited to host another introductory course to biblical counseling. Each year, we see people introduced to the sufficiency of Scripture for counseling and strengthened in their ability to disciple others for greater usefulness in the local church. We are eager to strengthen churches in the Valley with this upcoming training.

Please note that there are three parts to our registration process: (1) registration, (2) pastoral reference, (3) payment. Please allow enough time to complete each step in the process by the close of registration on July 12th. To begin the registration process, CLICK HERE.

Description. This Phase 1 — Fundamentals course includes 32 hours of in-class instruction. Class will be held on July 26-27 and August 23-24 from 3-9pm on Friday and 9am-7pm on Saturday (with lots of breaks!). Lunch will be provided each Saturday afternoon we hold classes. Topics covered include an introduction to biblical counseling, the nature of the Bible, psychology and Christianity, medical issues in counseling, how people change, essential qualities of competent counselors, forgiveness and conflict resolution, anger, depression, anxiety, discerning mental illnesses, marital issues, communication, biblical sexuality, and biblical parenting.

Each student will also receive the following resources as part of the course materials: 

  1. Competent to Counsel by Jay Adams
  2. Trusting God by Jerry Bridges
  3. How Readest Thou? by J. C. Ryle 
  4. Biblical Doctrine by John MacArthur and Richard Mayhue
  5. “A Discussion Among Clergy: Pastoral Counseling Talks with Secular Psychology” by Ed Welch
  6. A hardcopy of the BCEV curriculum + binder
  7. Complete BCEV curriculum in digital file format


Single ($265)

Couples ($430)

Pastors ($120)

Grace Bible Church/Gilbert Bible Church members (FREE)

To register, CLICK HERE. Registration closes July 12th.

If you have any questions, email janet@bcev.org.

Grace to you!