TVPC is passionate about developing counseling ministries within the local church to serve as a first response center for those who are hurting. To answer this call, we are pleased to offer the Pastoral Counseling Certificate Program designed for both professional and lay ministry leaders in all areas of pastoral counseling. The training is provided through our affiliate, Tennessee Valley Ministry Institute. This intensive weekend seminar is held monthly at our facility and other locations worldwide. The program includes everything necessary to implement and maintain an effective counseling ministry.

Registration includes all lectures, course materials, final examination, certificate of completion, and eligibility for professional membership in the North America Christian Counselors Association. Some of the topics presented include: Introduction to Pastoral Counseling, Counseling Models & Techniques, Legal & Ethical Issues, Individual Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Counseling Children & Adolescents, Crisis & Trauma Counseling, Recognizing Mental Illness, and more!

To register and obtain detailed program information including itinerary, dates, testimonials, and instructor credentials, please visit Tennessee Valley Ministry Institute on our website. For church leaders across the globe who would like information concerning how your congregation can host our training program at absolutely no cost, please email