Care and Counseling


The M.Div. (Care and Counseling) provides you with a comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge and practical skills for ministry leadership along with specialized skills to address emotional and spiritual needs using biblical and counseling resources. It prepares you to serve in a counseling, family life, or shepherding ministry in a church, para-church, or cross-cultural ministry setting.


This program will equip you to:

  • Apply Scriptural principles for spiritual and emotional health in multi-cultural settings
  • Use theologically-based counseling skills in discipleship ministry
  • Care for the emotional and spiritual needs of others
  • Foster healthy relationships among members of the body of Christ
  • Counsel individuals dealing with issues related to grief, loss, crisis, and/or addiction


Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Pastoral Care Director
  • Director of Family Life
  • Director of Marriage Ministry

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Featured Faculty: 
Photo of Dr. Allan McKechnie, CIU professor Allan D. McKechnie
Professor of Ministry Care
B.B.E., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel Seminary