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    9900 Willows RD NE Redmond, WA 98052

Service Times

  • Sunday: 10am

Live Stream

  • Sunday: 10am & 6pm

Fundamentals in Biblical Counseling

Gain scriptural insights, review case studies and enjoy information-rich discussions during these Tuesday evening classes which are regularly scheduled throughout the year. People attend this training for a number of reasons. Some want to know how to better respond to and help people in their lives. Others want to gain a greater understanding of their personal issues.

You'll learn the basics of giving hope, encouragement and guidance from a biblical perspective. This 10-week class focuses on the basics of the counseling process. The $35 registration covers the price of the textbook How People Grow and other materials.

Successful completion of Fundamentals in Biblical Counseling is a requirement to be a biblical Counselor at Overlake (and completion of Issues in Biblical Counseling is HIGHLY recommended as well).

You may review the Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling curriculum below. For more information email us at  

Our next Fundamentals Class will be held in Fall 2020.


Fundamentals In Biblical Counseling Syllabus

But first seek his kingdom and his righteousness
and all of these things will be given to you as well. Matt 6:33

What is Biblical Counseling?
A discussion of God’s view of helping, the resources we have available, the power of prayer and qualities needed to effectively help people.

People, Problems, and Solutions
Understanding the nature of man from God’s vantage point is the starting point for helping others.

Counseling Process-Involvement
Learn how to start a helping conversation and build a relationship of trust.

Counseling Process-Investigation
Discover ways of helping someone unpack their story and see how the different facets of life affect one another.

Counseling Process-Interpretation
You will be looking at areas where biblical principles can correct thought processes and specific behaviors.

Counseling Process-Instruction
Learn to give biblical advice that helps someone see his or her situation form God ’s perspective.

Counseling Process-Implementation
Change is not easy and often feared. Learn ways to motivate change to help someone grow spiritually and relationally.

Counseling Process & Asking Good Questions
Questions play an important role in counseling. Learn how to make the most of this concept.

Seven Keys of Spiritual Renewal
This is an example of many excellent tools one can use in counseling.

Group Interaction
Opportunity for the class to meet with some OCC Biblical Counselors and ask any questions.