The student is involved in a detailed study of the church. The nature and function of the church, its officers, its ordinances and its place in God's Word are studied. The universal church theory and the local church are investigated, with the local church view supported. The means of carrying out the church's mission is surveyed, with special attention given to the college's Articles of Faith.

Many physiological factors influence a person’s life. Attention is given to some of the those factors which may need to be addressed with the client for the counseling process to be most productive. Emphasis will be placed on developing a counseling model that does not overlook those physiological challenges presented to the Biblical counselor by the client. In addition, the Biblical counselor will learn not to be overwhelmed by the physiological challenges. With a focus on differentiating between disease and sin, special consideration will be given to medical issues involving the brain.