Biblical Counselor Training

People are looking for hope that there are 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 helping others overcome life’s problems. And, for those who are interested in becoming a Certified Biblical Counselor, it will also meet the Basic Training Course Requirement for Phase One in the certification process through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Information about the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. This course will lay the foundation of biblical counseling principles and practices, of marriage and family relationships, and problems frequently encountered in counseling cases.


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 five 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 three books including 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. More information about Armand and Kathy Tiffe can be found at


Cornerstone Bible Church Ministry Center, 15029 Enterprise Way, Middlefield, Ohio 44062.


Classes will be held on Monday evenings 7–9 pm, beginning September 16, 2019, through May 2020. (24 classes in total. No classes from Thanksgiving through New Year).


Individual cost is $150 or $250 for a married couple. (To be paid at the first session. FYI, make checks out to Armand Tiffe)


The following 4 textbooks will need to be purchased at various points in the life of the course for homework reading assignments. The total cost will be approximately $50. Homework will take approximately one hour per week to complete.

  • Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically, edited by John MacArthur

(You will need to purchase this text prior to the first class and will be used for the first half of the course. It can be purchased at

  • The Liberating Truth of Romans 6, and Transformed into His Likeness (Revised Edition), both by Armand Tiffe

(These two books will not be needed until mid-October and will be available for purchase at the class).

  • The fourth book on marriage and family will not be needed until January 2020. The title will be supplied prior to the December break.


Outlines for each class will be sent to class members via email as a MS Word document the weekend prior to Monday’s class. Class members can print the outlines or download them to a laptop or tablet for notetaking in class.


Contact Armand Tiffe — email:; phone: 440-429-8080