Counseling, Communication and Pitfalls in Ministry (credit)

Counseling, Communication, and Pitfalls In Ministry: A Practical Application with Dr. Chuck Lorrain

College Credit is available for this course for students enrolled in MTC.

If taking this course for college credit, the following is required:

• All lessons must be viewed in their entirety
• All quizzes on the viewed material must be passed
• All course materials must be read
• Book reports must be completed and turned in
You will receive additional class materials and be required to submit notes which you will take while watching the video lectures, reading the class notes and any other course materials.

Dr. Chuck Lorrain takes the student of this intense course through a broad range of topics which anyone in ministry, or planning on entering the ministry will find useful. This course will also be of help to those involved with church leadership or who have responsibilities related to the church body.

“This course was great! I learned so much about so much. I did not realize how important communication was and how I needed to be purposeful in how I communicated to different people in different situations. I don’t counsel but know people who do and I now have much more respect and understanding of what they do. The Pitfalls lesson was a refresher since I had read the book when it first came out. Still relevant and needed in ministry for sure! I recommend this course most definitely!” Joe S.



Dr. Chuck Lorrain

Dr. Chuck is National & International Lecturer, serves the school in the capacity as the lead Counselor and is our lead instructor for the Counseling courses offered. Licensed minister since 1980, ordained minister since 1992, Director of Pastoral Counseling Services at Vision Church from 2011 to present, worked as the Executive Director, International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC) 2003-2007, Senior Chaplain, Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (PCLEC) 1995-2003, Law Enforcement Chaplain—1980-2003. He obtained a Doctorate of Ministry, Trinity Biblical University, Fairfield, CA, Doctorate of Humane Letters, Faith Lutheran Seminary, Tacoma, WA, Masters of Pastoral Counseling, Trinity Biblical University, Fairfield, CA. Dr. Chuck serves on many boards and has received many certifications for his accomplishments some of which include, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress Diplomat, with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS). Board Certified in Emergency Crisis Response (AAETS), Board Certified Crisis Response Chaplain, Certified Trauma Responder with the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS), International disaster responder and consultant with Kenyon International Disaster Services, Memberof the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators (FAHN). Member of the National American Red Cross CAIR team, Member of the ICPC Disaster Response Team, Member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.