Graduate Certificate in Christian Counseling

Integrate faith and mental health services with our Christian Counseling Certificate.


Department of Graduate Education

Boldly speak into another’s life through scripture

Whether you are involved in a church, church school, or Christian agency, you’ve very likely experienced a situation where you could have used more training while helping with an interpersonal situation. The Christian Counseling Certificate program allows you to know how to integrate faith into these situations, and when to refer to a licensed mental health professional.

Program Overview

If you have a heart for the church and the people who comprise it, and a desire to minister to those who may need mental health services, then this program may be for you. You will learn from a faculty group consisting of ministers, theologians, and professional counselors as you begin to build a skill set around intentional usage of scripture that is balanced with a basic understanding of mental health needs along with knowledge as to where to locate professional resources.

What to Expect

This program will provide you with the grounding to minister to others through scripture, understand proper boundaries as you facilitate counsel, and the insight to locate the right services for a given situation. Graduates will feel confident as they engage others, knowing how to utilize scripture and provide constructive advice.


In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has nine center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work.

  • Mequon
  • Online

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