About Life In Abundance School of Counseling
The Life In Abundance School of Counseling (LIASC) exists to provide its students the training necessary to complete a Christian counseling degree or certification. We believe the harvest is great but the workers are few. LIASC equips those who are called into the ministry of counseling by offering Biblically-based training in theology and psychology, as well as clinical training and experience.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of the Living God. The Bible is the final authority on all matters of life, faith and practice.
We believe in the Trinitarian God of the Bible, one in substance, three in persons, consisting of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Son of God, the second person of the God-head, took upon Himself the form of man, becoming the God-man, with two distinct natures, and by His atoning work through His death, burial and resurrection has made salvation possible for man by His free grace.
We believe that salvation is an act of God’s saving grace by the work of the Holy Spirit in regenerating and converting the hearts of men by His free gift of saving faith.
We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ, in eternal damnation in a literal hell for the wicked, and in everlasting life, in heaven, with the living God for the righteous.
We believe that there is but one Head of the church, the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the responsibility of the church and its institutions to maintain His Lordship over their activities, and not to submit that right to any individual, corporate body, governmental agency or head of state, as long as we conduct ourselves as ambassadors of Christ and live as lawful citizens.
We believe that every area of life is to be subject to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We adhere to a world and life view which seeks to make the Lord Jesus Christ preeminent in all things.
Statement of Final Authority for Matters of Faith and Conduct
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and inerrant Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Life In Abundance’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is Life In Abundance’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
No Strict Time Limits
Course time limits are flexible and enable students to earn their degree while meeting other life demands. Students may start and stop coursework as desired. Students seeking an advanced degree typically complete their work in one to two years.
Clinical supervision is a vital factor in equipping students for the ministry of counseling. The Christian Counseling Degree requires a significant amount of personal training. LIASC offers its students quality clinical supervision as part of their educational experience.
Students attend classes and participate in group study and discussions. Classes are led by qualified practicing counselors. Exams are completed online. Clinical supervision is conducted via email, phone, Skype, or in person.
Self Study / Online
Course materials are provided for students in book form or accessed online. LIASC students are able to complete courses at their own pace. Exams are completed online. Clinical supervision is conducted via email, phone, Skype, and in person.