The Basic Training Course in Reformed Biblical Counseling

now offering a hybrid model of the counseling class!

students watch MOST lectures at home / class meets once per month FOR GROUP VIEWING AND DISCUSSION

In years past, students committed to meeting weekly to watch pre-recorded lectures and counseling observations together for the length of the course (eight months). In the new hybrid model, students watch counseling lectures and observations primarily in the comfort of their own homes, and only meet once per month to watch one lecture or observation video and discuss pertinent counseling-related topics with their classmates. We hope that this new model allows more people to take the course and receive the training needed to minister to others in the light of God's truth from a reformed perspective. 


Please note that internet access and a computer or tablet are required to take this course. A phone will also work but is not recommended due to screen size.

class information


Click here for a general class brochure.


Click for a tentative schedule for Tuesday or Thursday classes.

2024-25 registration IS NOW OPEN!

Find your preferred seminar location below, then click on "APPLY NOW".

Class locations & Details

  • YOUR CHURCH?

    If your church is interested in hosting the course next Fall, please reach out to gary@irbc.net or call us at (616) 209-2354. Click here for a general class brochure. Thanks for your interest! 


    Established class locations for the 2024-2025 year are found below. 

  • ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA

    The course will meet monthly on Thursdays at Ontario United Reformed Church, 205 E Philadelphia St, Ontario, CA 91761. A Brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

  • MACON, GEORGIA

    The course will meet monthly on Thursdays at Redeemer Baptist Church, 7219 GA-87, Juliette, GA 31046. A Brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

  • DYER, INDIANA

    The course will meet monthly on Tuesdays at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, 229 Seminary Dr., Dyer, IN 46311. A Brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

  • SIOUX CENTER, IOWA

    The course will meet monthly on Thursdays at Sioux Center United Reformed Church, 744 N Main Ave, Sioux Center, IA 51250. A brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above. More details coming soon!

  • GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

    The course will meet monthly on Thursdays at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS), located at 2965 Leonard Street NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525. A Brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

  • LANSING, MICHIGAN

    The course will meet monthly on Tuesdays at Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church, located at 1301 W Wieland Rd, Lansing, MI 48906. A Brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

  • WYOMING, MICHIGAN

    The course will meet monthly on Tuesdays at Bethany United Reformed Church, 5401 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49519. A Brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

  • ZEELAND, MICHIGAN

    The course will meet monthly on Tuesdays at North Street Christian Reformed Church, 20 E Main Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464. A Brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

  • POMPTON PLAINS, NEW JERSEY

    The course will meet monthly on Thursdays at Pompton Plains Reformed Bible Church, 415 Boulevard, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. A brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

  • MENNO, SOUTH DAKOTA

    The course will meet monthly on Tuesdays at Zion Reformed Church, 220 S Pine St, Menno, SD 57045. A Brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    The course will meet monthly on Thursdays at Christ Reformed Church, 400 E 41st St #5838, Sioux Falls, SD 57105. A brochure for the course can be found here and we encourage sharing it with others who might be interested. A tentative syllabus / schedule can be found above.

    10 student minimum

    Please note that there needs to be a minimum of 10 students registered to take the course in each location in order for the class to take place. If 10 students do not register at a given location, all applicants will be notified about the class cancellation, and refunds for class tuition will be given. In light of this, please encourage your family and friends to take the course with you, to ensure that the minimum student requirement is achieved. 

    Applications NOW BEING ACCEPTED

    registration for the 2024-2025 season HAS BEGUN. 

    Questions? Contact GARY@IRBC.NET

    Apply NOW


    You can pay easily and securely online, but if you would prefer to apply and pay via mail, you can download the application form here, and send the completed form and tuition check ($275) to IRBC at 6442 - 36th Avenue; Hudsonville, MI 49426. Please note that checks need to be addressed to Cornerstone URC, with "IRBC" in the memo line.