The purpose of the Family and Counseling Bachelor of Arts is to equip students to effectively organize and administer a children’s, family, or care ministry in a local church. In this program, students learn sound Biblical principles of ministry organizations and leadership—along with basic Christian counseling skills—in an effort to train up a generation of workers prepared to effectively minister to today’s ever- changing family.
Students will have completed rigorous Biblical and historical studies in order to develop a theological framework for working families, with children, or in biblical counseling.
Students will exude the qualities of being a humble student of scripture and the world, showing what it means to follow Jesus in daily living, and be well-equipped to pursue seminary or graduate education and/or professional and state licensure as appropriate.
Students will be prepared to organize and lead a Family, Children’s, or Counseling/Care Ministry in the local church, including managing staff, recruiting volunteers, programming, creating a vision, managing mission initiatives, budgets and objectives, and communicating clearly.
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GET ON THE FAST TRACK
Interested in earning a graduate degree in the future?
Transition courses give NCC students the opportunity to take classes that can earn credit toward both their Bachelor‘s degree and a future Master’s degree.
Visit hiu.edu/fasttrack to learn more.
LIFE AT NCC
Small class sizes build greater community between peers and instructors.
NCC is regionally accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
Regardless of major, all NCC students graduate with a well-rounded foundation of liberal arts and Biblical Instruction.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
NC is all about leadership training, experience, and equipping their students to be ministry focused. I walked away not only with a degree, but with experience in what I am passionate about doing and the confidence to do it.
HANNAH BATES, FAMILY LIFE & COUNSELING ‘16
For program curriculum and course descriptions, refer to our current catalog.