Biblical Counselor Training

People are looking for hope. They need answers for their hurts, their difficulties, and the challenges they face. The Bible is inspired by God and is sufficient to instruct us in living a life that is pleasing to Him. It has God’s answers for our personal and relational problems.

This training course, Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling, will challenge you personally to grow in your spiritual walk, and it will equip you to minister God’s life-changing Word more effectively to those who are looking for answers. It will help any Christian to be more effective in discipling others in overcoming life’s problems. And, for those who are interested in pursuing Certification in Biblical Counseling, it will also meet the Basic Training Course Requirement for Phase One in the certification process through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. It will lay the foundation of biblical counseling principles and practices, of marriage and family relationships, and problems frequently encountered in counseling cases.

Your Instructors

Armand and Kathy Tiffe have been serving the Lord in full-time ministry since 1982. They are blessed with two godly children, their spouses, and three precious grandchildren. Armand is Pastor Emeritus of Cornerstone Community Church located in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He was Cornerstone’s founding pastor and senior pastor for 26 years until retiring from that role in 2015. He continues to serve at Cornerstone overseeing its Biblical Counseling and Training Center. Armand is a graduate of Liberty University, and a certified biblical counselor and instructor of biblical counseling for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He is the author of Transformed Into His Likeness: A Handbook for Putting Off Sin and Putting On Righteousness, through Focus Publishing. Kathy has a broad range of ministry experience which includes teaching weekly woman’s Bible studies, mentoring young moms, and counseling women from all walks of life. She has a Bachelor of Ministry Degree and is a certified biblical counselor through ACBC.


Cornerstone Bible Church 15029 Enterprise Way, Middlefield, OH 44062


Classes will be held on Monday evenings 7–9 pm, beginning September 10, 2018, through May 20, 2019. (24 classes in total. No classes from Thanksgiving through New Years)

Training Schedule


Individual cost is $150 or $250 for a married couple. There will also be three textbooks that you will need to purchase (approximately $50 total)


Students will need to purchase the following textbooks for homework reading assignments:

(Homework will take approximately 1 hour per week)

– Counseling: How To Counsel Biblically, edited by John MacArthur

(This textbook will be needed for the first class and can be purchased at

– Transformed Into His Likeness, by Armand Tiffe

(This textbook will not be needed until mid-October and will be available at the class for a discounted rate of $8.00. If you purchase it through ($9.95), it’s recommended that you do not purchase a used copy or you may not get the updated version)

– A third book on marriage and family will not be needed until January 2019. The title will be supplied prior to the December break.


Outlines will be sent to class members via email as an MS Word document each Friday prior to Tuesday’s class. Class members can print the outlines or download them to a laptop or tablet for note taking in class.