Counselor Training and Education

The aim is to teach and develop a diploma and master’s-level counseling programme at Colombo Theological Seminary (CTS). The programme will integrate psychology and theology, to meet a serious lack in the Sri Lankan church and the need in Sri Lanka for trained counselors. This is a pioneering ministry in the Protestant church. Over the past two years, CTS counseling classes have had increasing interest, with 25-40 students attending. The seminary currently offers only a Certificate programme in Christian counseling. 

With no other accredited Christian counselor training programme offered in Sri Lanka, the needs and the interest are immense. Fulfilling and sustaining the vision of the programme at higher levels requires more trained faculty. Those who come to Colombo could also meet a pressing need through providing counseling services for the urban, English speaking population, as well as training lay counselors in other regions of Sri Lanka with the use of interpreters into Sinhala and Tamil. 

Come and Serve

Counselors - To mentor and assist new local counselors to improve and grow in their profession. 

Lecturers - Counselor lecturers to establish and manage a new counseling programme for Sri Lankans through Columbo Theological Seminary. 

Prayers

1

Pray for the provision of counseling lecturers to develop and sustain the current certificate programme in counseling at Colombo Theological Seminary.

2

Pray for a Christian counseling centre to be developed in Colombo. 

3

Pray for training and development of competent lay and professional Christian counselors for Sri Lanka. 


Stories about this Ministry

God’s providence is perfect

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In the shadow of the Virgin Mary's village, God builds new friendships

Building relationships in a religious community of Loja Province of Ecuador can be challenging, but God connects His workers with those He is seeking out!

Small town, big changes

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Filling empty spaces

When Jyoti was first diagnosed with HIV, she was already pregnant with her daughter. The government hospital referred her to Shalom, whose workers offer the love of Christ, care, counselling, support and community. Shalom has been the one constant source of comfort to Jyoti since.

An audience of 150,000 and growing

For gifted evangelists such as Getachew, the movement of 16 different Sudanese tribes from hard to reach areas into a single refugee area, presents a wonderful opportunity. It's an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with many more people.

God’s providence is perfect

Cera is a small ceramic community in the rural area of Loja Province. Read more about how God brought the Barbee family there to launch a missional business together with a small group of believers who are eager to make an impact in their own community.

In the shadow of the Virgin Mary's village, God builds new friendships

Formando relaciones en una comunidad religiosa de la provincia de Loja puede ser un reto. ¡Pero Dios conecta Su pueblo con aquellos que Él está buscando!

Small town, big changes

La cosecha está lista en el área rural de la provincia de Loja. Lea más sobre una pareja en un pueblo pequeño que encuentra libertad en Cristo y sobre los desafíos que enfrentan en su comunidad.

Filling empty spaces

When Jyoti was first diagnosed with HIV, she was already pregnant with her daughter. The government hospital referred her to Shalom, whose workers offer the love of Christ, care, counselling, support and community. Shalom has been the one constant source of comfort to Jyoti since.

An audience of 150,000 and growing

For gifted evangelists such as Getachew, the movement of 16 different Sudanese tribes from hard to reach areas into a single refugee area, presents a wonderful opportunity. It's an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with many more people.

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