Start date: Friday 16 February 2024
End date: Friday 2 August, 2024

Foundations For Counselling Ministries

A call for restoration of self and others

“He offers a resting place for me in His luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of

peace, the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where He restores and revives my life. He opens

before me pathways to God’s pleasure and leads me along in His footsteps of

righteousness so that I can bring honor to His name”

(Psalms 23:2-3 TPT)


The Foundations for Counselling Ministry school is designed as a six month training program with a lecture phase and outreach phase.

The school is meant for those who have a heart for the broken, but also for those who have a desire to become more wholesome themselves. With a holistic approach focusing on body, soul and spirit, the FCM aims to grow people in maturity and help them to understand God’s responses to issues of trauma, addiction, family, communities etc.

FCM equips you with basic counseling skills and prepares you to minister to, and engage with, those who are hurting and in need of healing in a ministry setting.

The combination of personal growth and skills building will prepare you and help you discover God’s calling upon your life in the area of restoration.

Lecture Phase

The Lecture phase is a three-month classroom setting that utilizes lectures, discussions, workshops, skills classes, small group interactions, one-on-one’s, and personal study. The close community of students and staff provides an environment where the application of Biblical counselling skills can be worked out.

Outreach Phase (12 Weeks)

Phase two is the field assignment. This provides a practical experience where the knowledge, skills, and character qualities of a Biblical counselor learned in the lecture phase are put into practice in a mission field setting. Students will find enriching cross-cultural opportunities and challenging experiences of working on a team at one of the ministry locations around the world. Current outreach locations are:

  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Zimbabwe

Topics – This are some of the topics covered during FCM

  • The Biblical foundations of Counseling
  • Renewal of the mind
  • Family systems and attachments
  • Basic counseling skills and tools
  • Understanding addictions
  • Mental health
  • Divine plumbline and power of the cross
  • Gender awareness
  • Identity in Christ and Self-awareness
  • Trauma
  • Healing through relationships
  • The restoration of the whole person
  • Human reactions to hurt and rejection
  • Role of the Holy Spirit in counseling

FCM Fees

Our fees are based on the nationality of the applicant. This allows students from less privileged backgrounds to join our training. For a more extensive explanation on this matter please click here (link: Fee Structure of YWAM Worcester – YWAM Worcester) The

Below fees are for the lecture phase in Namibia Dollars (NAD) and include tuition, food, housing and transport.

Zone 1 (African countries): 18.000 NAD

Zone 2 (Latin America and Asia): 23.000 NAD

Zone 3 (North America, Europe, and Oceania): 30.000 NAD

Prices might change without prior notice. Outreach fees differ per outreach location.

When finished this program gives you 12 Credits with the University of the Nations.
Contact us for further steps of interest 
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