Biblical Counseling Training
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"Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling" Class

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 discipling others in overcoming life’s problems. And, for those who are interested in pursuing Certification in Biblical Counseling, it will also meet the Basic Training Course Requirement for Phase One in the certification process through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). It will lay the foundation of biblical counseling principles and practices, of marriage and family relationships, and problems frequently encountered in counseling cases. 

Your Instructors

Armand and Kathy Tiffe

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Married since 1981, 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 three 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 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.  



Cornerstone Community Church, 1400 Lander Rd, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124.

Cornerstone Community Church is a Certified Training Center for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors 
(ACBC). More information about ACBC can be found at


Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings 7–9 pm, beginning September 12, 2017, through May 22, 2018. 


Registration for this session is closed.


As a service to the body of Christ, there is no charge for this training, although donations are welcome.  However, 3 textbooks will need to be purchased (approximately $50).


Students will need to purchase the following books for reading assignments: 


- Counseling: How To Counsel Biblically, edited by John MacArthur 

(Will be needed for the first class and can be purchased at


- Transformed Into His Likeness, by Armand Tiffe 

(Will be needed for the third class. This is available at Cornerstone’s Resource Center for $7.00. If you purchase it through ($9.95), it’s recommended that you do not purchase a used copy or you may not get the updated version)


- God's Prescription for a Healthy Marriage and Family, by Andrew Oliver 

(Will not be needed until January 2018. This is available at Cornerstone’s Resource Center for $12.00)


Outlines will be provided each session for note taking.


Email: or phone: 440-429-8080





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