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Christian Counseling Certification program

Are you a clergy member in the state of Pennsylvania? Providing wise counsel is your responsibility. We, through FACCT, provide the training and certification so that you are well equipped int he Christian Counseling space. Use certificate to advance your business and the kingdom!

We offer a comprehensive training and certification program. Our next training is July 22, 2023. You can register by clicking HERE or by clicking on the button below.


More info on the ccc program:

As a clergy member, you play a vital role in providing guidance and support to your congregation during times of emotional distress and personal challenges. To further enhance your pastoral care skills and expand your ability to serve others effectively, we invite you to consider our Counseling Certificate for Clergy (CCC) program.

At Promises Church, we understand the unique challenges clergy members face when addressing the emotional and psychological needs of their congregants. Our comprehensive certificate program is specifically designed to equip you with the necessary tools and knowledge to offer compassionate and effective counseling services within your ministry.

Program Highlights:

  • Pastoral Counseling Foundations: Gain a solid foundation in the principles and practices of pastoral counseling, exploring topics such as empathy, active listening, and ethical considerations.

  • Psychological and Emotional Well-being: Deepen your understanding of common mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma, to better assist individuals facing these challenges.

  • Counseling Techniques: Learn evidence-based counseling techniques and interventions to support individuals in crisis, facilitate healing, and promote resilience.

  • Cultural Sensitivity: Develop cultural competency skills to effectively address the diverse needs and backgrounds of your congregation members, fostering inclusivity and understanding.

  • Ethical and Legal Considerations: Explore the ethical and legal aspects of pastoral counseling, including confidentiality, boundaries, and referrals, ensuring that you provide care within professional and ethical guidelines.

  • Supervised Practicum: Apply your knowledge and skills in a supervised clinical setting, gaining practical experience in providing counseling services under the guidance of experienced professionals.


Our faculty consists of highly qualified instructors from The Federal Association of Christian Counselors and Therapists (FACCT) who are experienced in both pastoral ministry and professional counseling. They bring a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to the program, enriching your learning experience and providing guidance tailored to the unique challenges you face as clergy.

Upon completion of the Counseling Certificate for Clergy program, you will be equipped to offer effective support and guidance to individuals and families in your congregation who are navigating personal difficulties, strengthening your role as a compassionate spiritual leader.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your pastoral care skills and make a lasting impact on the lives of those you serve. To learn more about the program, including admission requirements and registration details, please email visit the the FACCT website or email us at

If you are located outside of the state of Pennsylvania, please email us at at least one week before a scheduled training.

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