Do the emotions of anxiety, depression, anger, or grief ever interfere with your ability to enjoy life, relate to others, or be productive in your daily tasks? Do you have friends who come to you seeking guidance in these areas? Do you struggle to live consistently with the confidence and security that your identity in Christ ought to provide? Do you want to be able to communicate more clearly the difference Christ can make for the way we navigate difficult emotional experiences?

If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, then the Spring 2015 intensive on a Christian approach to difficult emotions would be an excellent experience for you. This series of seminars will be held March 2-6.


Monday, March 2 – Depression
Tuesday, March 3 – Anxiety
Wednesday, March 4 – Grief
Thursday, March 5 – Anger
Friday, March 6 – Identity in Christ

Time: 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Location: The Summit Church, North Raleigh Campus
Address: 5808 Departure Drive; Raleigh, NC 27616
Cost: Free
Credit Available (learn more here)

For those interested in academic credit, several options are available through our collaboration with Southeastern Seminary (SEBTS).

  • Sample Syllabus for Certificate Credit – 2015_spr_bco0655_hambrick_syllabus
  • For questions about certificate credit please contact Eli Byrd at SEBTS at 919.761.2281.
  • Sample Graduate or Undergraduate Credit – 2015_spr_bco6551_hambrick_syllabus
  • For questions about graduate or undergraduate credit please contact Shannon Battles at SEBTS at 919.761.2280.
  • Note: Either syllabus is subject to revision, but gives a representation of the workload and expectations associated with each option.

Students from schools other than SEBTS can check with their school’s registrar office about how to transfer these credits. For those seeking to take this course for undergraduate credit, this form is needed to take a masters level course for undergraduate credits.

Please remember everyone is welcome to attend all of our seminars for free. These credit are merely additional ways that you can benefit from these trainings. If you are only interested in one topic, it if fine to just attend one of the evening seminars.

For those seeking certificate credit it is required that that you:

  • Attend  seminars on all 5 evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
  • Complete the reading and writing assignments in the syllabus above
  • Note: The certificate is offered by SEBTS, not Summit, so their Registrar’s office would be the contact point for questions regarding the other courses necessary for this certificate.

For those seeking graduate or undergraduate credit it is required that you

  • Attend  seminars on all 5 evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
  • Attend supplemental lectures each day from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Listen to the supplemental lectures listed in the syllabus above
  • Complete the reading and writing assignments in the syllabus above

If you want certificate, undergraduate, or graduate credit there is a cost of $236 for each credit and a one-time application fee of $30. These fees are paid to SEBTS for enrollment and course credit. You would begin the process earning a certificate by applying for admission at SEBTS.

Our desire for these events is to provide:

  • An excellent learning experience for anyone wanting to learn to manage their emotions in a God-honoring way
  • Resources that can be used in one’s personal ministry whether or not you pursue any formal credits
  • A certificate option for lay people who want to study counseling without pursuing a degree
  • Undergraduate credits for college students exploring the option of studying biblical counseling in seminary
  • Graduate credits for seminary students that will allow them to complete a course like this with viable ministry models they can utilize in the local churches they serve

Please pass along this post to anyone you believe would be interested in these learning experiences.