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Prerequisite: completion of a DTS

Foundations for Counselling Ministry

The Foundations for Counselling Ministry course, or FCM, is a five-month course of going deeper with God and experiencing His transformation, whilst seeking redemption and restoration in your life. It's about building a foundation in Biblical counselling to reach and impact all areas of society.

Lecture Phase

This second-level course is structured similarly to a DTS, with the first three months being the Lecture Phase. During this time, we want you to focus completely on God and long for Him in every area of your life, allowing Him to go deeper and transform the areas that need to be aligned with His truth. 

It is important for us to have Jesus in the center of everything and to build upon His grace and truth in our lives and the lives of others. As a staff we want to come alongside you in this process, help you to grow, go deeper, heal, enjoy life and find a family for this time you are staying with us.


You will hear teachings on the following topics: 

  • The Divine Plumbline

  • Renewal of the Mind 

  • Restoration of Emotions

  • Active Listening Skills

  • Sexuality 

  • Addictions

  • Family Structures

  • Identity 

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Outreach Phase

During these one-two months, you will give out what you received during the Lecture Phase. You will have the opportunity to share how God has brought healing and transformation to your own life as we work alongside churches and other YWAM bases, primarily in Europe, but also other parts of the world. We will conduct seminars and take part in other mercy ministry as well.

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I loved the FCM. By doing this counselling school I have grown a lot and gained a lot of maturity. I came with the hopes to mostly learn more about counseling but I received so much more.



The FCM has been a life transforming school for me and my wife. God opened up things that we were struggling with in our hearts and He worked on them to the point that we found restoration in ourselves and in God. My family was also blessed with the school as we could see how we can grow better in our relationship. I would recommend the school for anyone struggling with their identity, personality, and their relationship with God and others.

London City

28 January 2025 




(payable with your application form,

non refundable)




(After Acceptance/Prior to Arrival)

Lecture Phase


This includes accommodation, food and transport fees for school activities.

Outreach Phase


(not including flights to and from outreach destinations)




Applicants from outside of the UK need to have a visa to train with us. You will need to take this into consideration and allow plenty of time to complete the application and visa process. We recommend you apply as soon

as possible.


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