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New RPTS Counseling Prof. to Teach Six-week Minicourse for Laymen at Gibsonia Study Center Beginning October 14
(Pittsburgh) – September 4, 2008 – The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (RPTS) will sponsor a free 6-week mini-course October 14 through November 18 entitled Counseling Basics for Laymen at the Gibsonia Study Center in the North Hills at 3916 Bakerstown Rd. The course runs Tuesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
"Those who want to learn how to solve problems practically and Biblically while growing in grace should take this course," said Dr. George C. Scipione, who will be the instructor. Basic topics covered will be, What is Biblical Counseling?, How Does Biblical Counseling Work?, and How Do We Apply Biblical Counseling to Common Problems?, he said.
The minicourse will be a scaled down version of Scipione’s syllabus for the Seminary’s Introduction to Biblical Counseling course, similar to what he is currently teaching as a guest lecturer in Brazil.
Dr. George Scipione is a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, for which he also is a Supervising Fellow and a board member. He was hired by RPTS recently to begin developing and directing a new Biblical Counseling Institute to offer pastoral students more hands-on experience before graduation. Scipione is the founder and former director of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship in San Diego. He practices and teaches the nouthetic counseling method, which has developed over the last forty years with various applications and been popularized in the U.S. by well-known pastors and authors such as Jay Adams, John MacArthur, and Al Mohler.
The Gibsonia Study Center offers seminars and mini-courses designed for Christians interested in increasing their Bible knowledge and others to learn more about the Christian faith. There is no tuition fee, but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, or to RSVP, call 412-731-8690, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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