Fundamentals Course

The Fundamentals in Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Course is taught by CFC’s Biblical Counselors and Pastoral staff. The Fundamentals Course offers 40 hours of instruction over 4 different weekends. Completion of the course will satisfy Basic Training Course requirement of the Association of Certification Biblical Counselors’ (ACBC) certification process. For more information on ACBC certification, please visit the ACBC website at


Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and how to lovingly and competently apply its truths to the issues of life.

Those who want to pursue one on one counseling as a ministry.

Those who want to sharpen their ministry skills: counselors, teachers, parents, pastors, elders, deacons, small group leaders, youth leaders…any growing Christian.

Course Schedule & Cost


 Dates for 2022

(40 hours of instruction over 4 weekends)

Jan 7th & 8th

Feb 4th & 5th

March 4th & 5th

April 1st & 2nd


Friday Session: 6pm - 9:30pm

Saturday Session: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Christian Family Chapel

10365 Old St. Augustine Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32257

AttendeeEarly Bird - Until 9/30/2021Until 12/26/2021After 12/26/2021
CFC Member*$150$175$200
CFC Member & Spouse$225$250$275
Non-CFC Member$250$275$300
Non-CFC Member & Spouse$325$350$375
Student (Ages 16-21)$75



*A CFC Member is a person who has taken CFC’s Discovering Church Membership Class and has been accepted into membership by the Elders.

Course Information



Tony Anderson

Elder & Executive Pastor/Pastor of Counseling,

Christian Family Chapel

ACBC Certified Counselor

Director, Hope Center, ACBC certified training center

Lisa Anderson

ACBC Certified Counselor

ACBC Assistant Supervisor

Dr. Lee Edmonds

ACBC Certified Counselor

Chief of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine,

Bassett Healthcare Network

Brett Johns

ACBC Certified Counselor

Elder at Christian Family Chapel

Shirley Johns

ACBC Certified Counselor
MABC, The Master’s University
Author, From Heartbroken to Hopeful

Kim Kutsch-Hayes

ACBC Certified Counselor

Hope Center Administrator

Michele McKee

ACBC Certified Counselor


Doug Rutt

Pastor-Teacher & Elder at Christian Family Chapel


Past Attendee Testimonies



"A training that convicts, encourages, and grows the trainee with biblical truths and sound doctrine, so they can in turn help other believers is a very good thing to invest a season of life into.  That is this training.  Moving away from selfish traditions and going forward in pleasing and glorifying God, is not just for those who need counseling but for the counselor too!"

Len Wikberg, IV, Flowery Branch, GA



"What a blessing to have an opportunity to dig deeply into God’s word using a framework of addressing the life issues we all face.  This training has ignited a desire to be more actively engaged in my own progressive sanctification and has opened the door to an understanding of how I might shepherd others along their way.  It is a meaningful step in my quest to grow in Christ-likeness and to disciple as well."

 LP, Jacksonville, FL

"This training has clarified many misconceptions I had about counseling.  It helped me to put counseling in a biblical perspective. I’ve grown so much as a Christian in learning to apply scripture appropriately to working through real-life problems.  From beginning to end I was able to immediately use the teaching for myself and others."

Katherine Hayes, Jacksonville, FL