Financial Counseling as a Ministry: When a Profession Comes to Church as a Ministry

with Dr. Brad Hambrick


Has God called you to start or join a financial counseling ministry?

You are not alone. Many obtain the CERTCFC® to help others in a ministry context, like the local church. In this course, Dr. Hambrick offers direction for creating and leading a ministry built around lay-led financial counseling.  The program counts toward CERTCFC® continuing education credit (must be completed individually).


Program Modules

Module 1: What's the Difference Between a Profession and a Ministry?

Module 2: Identifying 5 Levels of Care in Church-Based Counseling

Module 3: Understanding the Spectrum of Formality in Ministry

Module 4: Understanding the Spectrum of Expertise in Ministry

Module 5: Understanding the Spectrum of Jurisdiction in Ministry

Module 6: “The Big Three" for Reducing Liability in Church-Based Care

Module 7: How Does Financial Counseling, as a Ministry, Relate to the Pastoral Staff?

Module 8: Q&A with Dr. Hambrick About Financial Counseling in a Ministry Context 

For those using this program for CERTCFC® continuing education, there is a required reading component. Mobilizing Church-Based Counseling: Models for Sustainable Church-Based Care (Church-Based Counseling) by Dr. Brad Hambrick must be purchased separately.

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*Program books are required for CERTCFC® continuing education. This expense is not included in the program fee.

Dr. Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick, ThM, EdD, serves as the Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, NC. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and has authored several books, including Making Sense of Forgiveness, Angry with God, and the Church-Based Counseling series, and served as general editor for the Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused curriculum.