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Welcome to the Lighthouse Biblical Counseling Institute (LBCI)

Lighthouse Biblical Counseling Institute (LBCI) is a ministry of the Springfield Rescue Mission (SRM). LBCI provides practical training to equip men and women to become Certified Biblical Counselors through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), the gold standard for Biblical Counseling Certification.

LBCI’s mission statement and passion is to come alongside those who have a heart for discipleship, for mentoring, for deepening a relationship with God and to help others to apply the Word of God to every area of their lives.  For more information, please contact LBCI Director, James McGowan: 413-732-0808 ext. 151 or jmcgowan@springfieldrescuemission.org.

The Benefits of becoming a Certified Biblical Counselor:

  1. You will gain a deeper understanding of the Bible, imbedding Scripture in your heart and mind as you counsel and study.
  2. It will bring deeper conviction; as you counsel others, you will counsel yourself.
  3. The knowledge gained through the required reading will open your eyes to the truth of God’s Word for not only your counselee’s life but for your life as well.
  4. The power of the Holy Spirit will build confidence, bring wisdom and discernment into your heart and teach you how to live a more holy life, thereby becoming a better person.
  5. You will become part of a global network of Biblical Counselors.
  6. You will have access to special events, conferences, materials and more.