|[DUE WEST, SC, December 22, 2020]—Societal disruptions lead to emotional and spiritual crises. These disruptions are becoming far too common. However, the resulting trauma to human beings is never common. |
Pastors are front-line ministers in spiritual care. Training in Pastoral Counseling is vital to both the pastor and the community. Out of this burden, Erskine Theological Seminary now offers a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling. This program leads to a professional degree that prepares students to be effective, licensed counselors with a strong Christian worldview. The Seminary is also committed to strengthening pastors’ counseling skills and recognizes that many seminaries only provide a course or two to help support this vital work. Erskine Seminary recognizes that this is not enough in today’s broken world. Erskine has now called one of the finest counselors in North America to raise the bar in pastoral counseling for the sake of the hurting, the broken, and the wounded.
The Rev. Dr. Tim Lane, a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and former senior minister of Clemson Presbyterian Church, will begin immediately to design ERSKINE ONLINE courses that are Biblical, pastoral, and, also, integrate the wisdom and insights of a long career of counseling for pastoral students. All Erskine Seminary students must combine seminary study with on-the-training at their local church or in another ministry.
Dr. Timothy S. Lane is the Founder and President of the Institute for Pastoral Care, a non-profit organization that equips local churches to care for their people. Tim Lane & Associates, a counseling practice located in Peachtree City, GA. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), having been ordained in 1991 and a Metro-Atlanta Presbytery member. He has a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling.
Tim has authored Unstuck: A Nine-Step Journey to Change That Lasts (2019), Living Without Worry: How to Replace Anxiety with Peace (2015), and co-authored How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (2007). He has written several mini-books, including PTSD, Forgiving Others, Sex Before Marriage, Family Feuds, Conflict, and Freedom From Guilt.
He has experience in both campus ministry (the University of Georgia, 1984-1987) and pastoral ministry, where he served as a pastor from 1991 until 2001. He served as a counselor and faculty member (2001-2007) and then Executive Director (2007-2013) of a Philadelphia, PA counseling organization, Christian Counseling & Education Foundation (CCEF).
Dr. Michael A. Milton remarked, “The local church should be a place of healing: healing through preaching, healing through worship, and healing of the human soul through Biblical and Pastoral Counseling. The call of Dr. Tim Lane underscores our commitment to preparing Christian shepherds, and others, in the work of assessing, diagnosing, and treating the malignancies of the human soul through the wise application of Biblical truth.”
In 2014, Dr. Lane and his family relocated to Georgia’s home state, where he continues to write, speak, and travel both nationally and internationally. Dr. Lane and his wife, Barbara, live in Atlanta, Georgia. They married in 1989 and have four children and two grandchildren.
Founded in 1837, Erskine Theological Seminary is the oldest continuing evangelical seminary in America. Erskine Theological Seminary prepares men and women to fulfill the Great Commission through theological higher education that is ecclesial, missional, and confessional (Matthew 28:16-20).
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