Our Passion

Bringing the light of God's Word from a reformed perspective to all people via the venue of biblical counseling

Our passion is primarily accomplished by the offering of our Basic Training Course in Reformed Biblical Counseling. Seminars, conferences, and retreats also play a part. IRBC primarily functions as a vehicle for training potential counselors, and providing educational materials on biblical counseling and topical issues to those interested, rather than directly overseeing counseling. 


While we believe that God's Word alone is infallible, inerrant, inspired, and the ultimate authority, we do believe that the historic reformed confessions provide helpful, time-tested summaries of principles contained in Scripture. In light of the confusion, apostasy, and deviation from God's Word that is seen in the world today, we require subscription to one of the historic reformed confessions in order for one to be associated with our ministry.  Read More

Our purpose

To provide reformed biblical counseling training, and assistance in establishing cooperative reformed biblical counseling centers across the United States of America

Our purpose is currently being carried out by making our counseling training available in various places throughout the United States of America. Our hope and prayer is that those who receive training will utilize it in their families, congregations, and neighborhoods, ministering in an informal manner to those who are suffering. Some may decide to pursue further formal counseling certification, and be used to minister to counselees at a counseling center. We seek to help various reformed congregations establish regional cooperative counseling centers that are directly overseen by the consistories/sessions of their churches. In this way, specific denominational positions and doctrines on various topics that are held by the individual reformed churches overseeing the centers can be maintained. The counseling centers that are established function to provide a venue for counseling opportunities to those within the church and local community, and also enable mentoring for those who desire to pursue certification (i.e., those who need to fulfill supervised counseling requirements).