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Soul Care Fundamentals Self-Guided Training Begins July 28th


Soul Care Training

Christ-centered training to help you help others
I Want Training

Would you like to provide a deeper level of discipleship to others, but aren’t sure where to start?

Be equipped to offer help and hope to others with Soul Care Fundamentals training. You will be trained toward greater Christlikeness through the intentional ministry of the Scriptures for the glory of God. Soul Care Fundamentals is compassionate, burden-bearing through the focused ministry of the Word of God, enabled by the Holy Spirit and prayer. Your “job” is not to cure, but to care.

 Our counseling training will equip you with a solid foundation in biblical principles and counseling methodology, to offer guidance and support to those facing various life challenges. In addition, our intensive discipleship training fosters a deeper understanding of the Scriptures, helping you grow spiritually and become an effective leader in your community.

Goals of Soul Care Fundamentals

  • Strengthen faith
  • Promote personal growth
  • Foster a supportive and compassionate community within the church of Jesus Christ and local community

2 Training Options: Fast-Track Over 3 Weekends or Self-Guided With Discussion

Join us as we help you grow in your own walk with Jesus Christ by studying and applying His Word for life change.


In-Person Instructor-Guided Fast-Track Training

Also available over live-stream.

Join us in Olathe, Kansas, for in-person training. We have a three-weekend fast-track training that runs one weekend each month (Friday 6–9pm and Saturday 8am–4:30pm) for three consecutive months (January, February, March) in 2024. At this training, you will hear from Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) certified instructors. All three weekends must be attended to complete the ACBC Fundamentals course.

Sample Topics Include:
  • What Makes Biblical Counseling Biblical?
  • Process of Biblical Change
  • Physical Illness & Biblical Counseling
  • Trials & Suffering
  • Discerning Problems Biblically
  • Case Studies


Self-Guided Training With Discussion Groups

This 10-session option is only for those attending Ascend Church and begins January 2024. This self-directed training only requires about two hours of your time each week. Depending on the class you sign up for, we will have discussions during the second service on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday each month.

Contact Rachelle Jackson if you have any questions.

Email RachelleRegister


How much is training?

The cost for In-Person Instructor-Guided Fast-Track Training is $150 and covers all three weekend sessions, as well as fees and snacks. Lunch is not included. We will provide a list of nearby locations for you to eat, along with an ample break.

Self-Guided Training With Discussion (for Ascend Church attenders only) is $25 and covers the cost of the workbook. There is no additional charge for the discussion sessions.

Who can attend training?

Anyone interested in Soul Care (discipleship) training can attend. You do not need to be involved in a counseling ministry to attend.

Is childcare provided?

There is no childcare provided for in-person training or on-demand discussions.

What is ACBC?

The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors is a training and certifying organization seeking to equip Christians to counsel others biblically.

Will completing the training count toward my ACBC certification?

Yes! Attending all three In-Person Instructor-Guided Fast-Track Training weekends or completing the 10-week Self-Guided Training With Discussion Groups will satisfy the ACBC Fundamentals training requirement.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

To learn more, please email Rachelle Jackson at soulcaretraining@ascendkc.org

Ascend Church is a recognized training center of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

Soul Care training is life-changing.

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