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Is FBSC different from ACBC?

Yes! ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors – www.biblicalcounseling.com) is a certifying organization that provides counseling training and certification.  However the FBSC is a soul care biblical discipleship and counseling training fellowship that provides certification under the authority and guidance of Calvary Bible Church. The FBSC encourages those seeking ACBC certification to pursue this training through the various ACBC certified training centers.

Howver it is the desire of FBSC to help local churches and the individual believer’s to effectively come alongside in godly love (Prov 3:12; John 13:34-35; Rom 12:10; 1 Cor 12:31; 16:14; Eph 3:17-19; 5:2; Phil 1:9; Col 3:14; 1 Tim 1:5; Heb 13:1; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 3:18; 4:7), to minister God’s Word to hurting people (John 15:3; Eph 4:12; 2 Tim 3:16-17). The FBSC process of training and certification centers on biblical sufficiency based classroom instruction of disicpleship counseling, along with instruction in the practical application of the transforming truths of Scripture to assist followers of Jesus Christ in effectively discipling and counseling others (Psa 119:105; Prov 1:2-5; Matt 6;33; Rom 8:5; 12:2; 2 Cor 4:18; Phil 1:23; 4:8; Col 3:2; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Jam 1:22), and a minimum of 10 hours of video observation of various counseling scenarios.  This certificaiton process also includes a minimum of 50 hours of co-counseling with a certified FSBC instructor and counselor.

The FBSC is a local church discipleship and counseling training and certification ministry committed to the sufficiency of Christ, His Gospel, His Spirit, and His Word in solving spiritual heart issues.