Bring Biblical Counseling to your Church

Originally founded in 1982 as CCEF West, IBCD exists to strengthen churches in one-another care through training resources and events.

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Intro to Messy Care & Discipleship 

with Scott Mehl

8-Video Training + Companion Guide

Upcoming Events

June 22, 2023

Pre-Conference: Counseling and Shame

Shame is a feeling we regularly hear about in the culture and the church, but how well do we understand what the Scriptures have to say about it?

During our 2023 Summer Institute Pre-Conference, we will consider how to care for those who have experienced the painful impacts of shame, and discover how Jesus Christ’s cross offers real hope to strugglers who feel defined by their past or rejected because of it.

June 22—24, 2023

Main Conference:
Gospel Care

Exploring the Transformational Power of God’s Grace

How do people really change? The Gospel is at the heart of all true transformation, but what does that mean? Can someone practically change at all, apart from the implanting of the Gospel?

Join us as we unearth the riches of the Gospel and see how God’s Word alone can effectuate radical growth and transformation. We’ll dig deep into the mystery of God’s grace as we seek to equip the Church for the ministry of Gospel Care.

The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship

Exists to strengthen churches in one another care, by offering training, counseling resources, events and free resources that are helpful to anyone interested in learning how to better help others.

Watch Training

Stream 1-hour sessions at your own pace!

We have designed our flexible video curriculum to be studied individually, as a small group, or as a Sunday School. Learn the general principles involved in biblical counseling and how they interact with complex topics such as addiction, family conflict, and mental disorders. Our training features pastor, counselor, and author Dr. Jim Newheiser.

Watch Counseling

See how to integrate what you’ve learned into actual counseling

By watching it in action. Our unique IBCD Observation videos feature leading biblical counselors who illustrate a variety of issues like marriage conflict, pornography, and bipolar disorder.

Review with Exams

Throughout each instruction you can take a short exam

These exams are open note and open Bible! The goal is simply to help you retain the training and grow theologically. Where you choose to go from here (seminary, further certification) is up to you! From laymen to pastors, our desire is to provide confidence and help churches strengthen their counseling.

Access Premium Counseling Training Videos for Only $55 a Year!

Get complete access to every training resource in our growing library.

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Recent Articles

Discover the latest blog posts from our team of writers

I’m Sorry, But I Can’t Be Your Pastor

I’m Sorry, But I Can’t Be Your Pastor

In addition to counseling within my local church for over forty years, I have been involved in biblical counseling ministry to people outside of the church since 1993. While the...

Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2022

Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2022

In February 2020, IBCD launched the Hope + Help Podcast in an effort to host approachable biblical conversations about life's challenging problems. Since its inception, the show...

The Grace That Sanctifies 

The Grace That Sanctifies 

The grace of God has appeared, . . . training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives. (Titus 2:11–12)  The Billy...

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New Podcast Episodes

Our most recent conversations from the Hope + Help Podcast

HOPE + HELP PODCAST

HOPE + HELP FOR LAYERED LOSSES

In this episode, host Christine Chappell interviews Vaneetha Risner about her book, Walking through Fire: A Memoir of Loss and Redemption.

HOPE + HELP PODCAST

HOPE + HELP FOR COUNSELING MEDICAL ISSUES

In this episode, host Christine Chappell interviews Dr. Charles Hodges about his book, The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference.

Pricing

Get complete access to every training resource in our growing library.

Individual Subscription

USD per month

$55 USD per year, for 1 user

Less than $5 per month via one annual charge!

Get access to all of our premium video training. This is our most most popular plan, the easiest way to get started, and the best value!

Your IBCD account will keep track of your progress and your unlocked videos will appear throughout the resource library

  • Access to stream the entire Care & Discipleship Course
  • Access to stream Level 3 Observation video cases
  • Access to stream all past conference videos (including workshops)

Group Subscription

100  USD per month

$1,000 USD per year, up to 25 users

Less than $84 per month via one annual charge!

This group subscription gives your church access to all of our
premium video training. Pricing begins at $1,000 per year and increases as you add more than 25 users in the program.

  • Access to stream the entire Care & Discipleship Course
  • Access to stream Level 3 Observation video cases
  • Access to stream all past conference videos (including workshops)
  • Automatically receive discounted handbook pricing
  • Discounts for our events and free invitations
  • (Bonus) One Complete Care & Discipleship DVD Set

Physical DVDs & Handbooks (A La Carte)

If you would like physical versions of the training course, you can buy individual DVDs and handbooks at our online store. You can dive right in with the Complete Care & Discipleship DVD Set ($400), which packages all of the products you need to go through the course. Physical handbooks are also useful for digital subscribers and can be purchased in bulk for groups.

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