PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY
01 OUR MISSION
The mission of FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING is to provide quality training that earns the candidate a Christian Counseling Degree and brings the best of theology and psychology education within a Biblical framework. We believe that counseling is the new evangelism, that hurting, broken people are a harvest field in need of the healing power of God and His church. By training godly counselors the SCHOOL OF COUNSELING is not only living out its own mission but fulfilling the Great Commission. FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING training benefits anyone who desires to help others, make a difference in their world, and live out the call of Christ to reach the lost, heal the brokenhearted, see lives restored and care for the hurting in our world.
FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING admits students of any gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, and/or admission policies.
Further, FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING does not discriminate in admission or employment practices with respect to those with impaired vision, hearing, physical mobility or age.
FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING is established in the state of Tennessee under the name FEED MY SHEEP CCS.
Potential counselors often ask about the benefits of the training and obtaining certification, license and Christian Counseling Degree from FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING. The training you receive provides a deep spiritual insight into understanding human behavior and relating to others. This knowledge is valuable in every area of life, including your ability to help those who are hurting.
In addition, the certification, license and Christian Counseling Degree can open many doors. For example, once you successfully complete the program, you may elect to apply for ministerial credentials through the National Conservative Christian Church and qualify to open your own counseling ministry in your community under the authority of this national church organization.
Having FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING and NCCA credentials ensures that you are recognized within your community as a qualified Christian/Pastoral counselor. The community can be assured that your credentials and your Christian Counseling Degree are authentic and current.
Other benefits available to FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING members include qualifying for professional liability insurance, networking with other counselors and the opportunity to earn continuing education credits at seminars and conferences. In addition, FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING offers assistance to its graduates with regard to degree transfer work and fulfillment of academic goals.
**The faculty and staff of Feed My Sheep School of Counseling reserve the right to withhold licensure from students regardless of their academic achievements if we believe, with cause, that such students may lack the emotional or spiritual maturity necessary to qualify them to counsel other people safely and effectively. Such an action is very rare and would be open to discussion and appeal with the student in question.
01 OUR ROOTS
In 1981, Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno established the National Christian Counselors Association as a nonprofit corporation in order to conduct research and develop a therapeutic procedure based on Scripture. The procedure would accomplish three essential goals:
Enable the candidate to learn the system easily and relatively quickly
Save pastors and Christian counselors precious time in counseling sessions
Produce effective, positive and more immediate results with those being counseled
Drs. Arno developed the system over seven years through systematic research with over 5000 individuals counselees who sought help for depression, inter-/intra-– personal conflict, marriage and family dysfunctions and anxiety.
The purpose of the research was to: (1) increase the effectiveness of the in NCCAs therapeutic procedure; (2) measure the percentage of success within a controlled environment; and (3) develop an accurate clinical testing procedure for initial identification of the counselee’s temperament (spiritual genetics). In-depth studies were conducted on all current psychological test and/or behavioral inventories. For many reasons, the NCCA selected the FIRO-B, which was developed by Dr. Will Schutz, as its initial measuring device or questionnaire. The NCCA named its analysis procedure the Temperament Analysis Profile (TAP), which reveals the hidden problems that normally take the counselor seven or eight sessions to identify.
In November 2000 the NCCA change the name from the Temperament Analysis Profile to the Arno Profile System (APS) in honor of its developers. Presently, over 4000 pastors and professional counselors rely on the Arno profile system to aid them in their counseling efforts. These counselors report and accuracy rate of over ninety percent (90%) in identifying an individual’s correct, inborn, God-given temperament.
02 ARNO PROFILE SYSTEM
As a licensure candidate, you will learn the Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) for counseling. A.P.S. is an easy-to-learn counseling technique used by thousands of lay counselors, professional counselors and pastors throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.
The Christian counselor administers a questionnaire, which takes fewer than ten minutes for the counselee to complete. The questionnaire measures the counselee’s needs, natural traits, strengths, and weaknesses according to temperament. These are identified in the computerized Arno Profile System report, providing the counselor with in-depth information and the best way to counsel the individual. The system enables a qualified counselor to identify the counselee’s temperament problem faster and more accurately.