Training Opportunities

BEGINNING TRAINING: Fundamentals In Biblical Counseling Course

Road to Emmaus is an ACBC certified training center.  We desire to raise up counselors in the Pacific Northwest who will faithfully minister God’s Word in their churches and communities as they counsel.  Our certification means ACBC will accept our 30 hours of instruction in the Fundamentals in Biblical Counseling Course as satisfactory towards meeting the minimum education requirement when you desire certification with ACBC. Instructors are experienced counselors with over 100 years of combined counseling or pastoral experience.  We offer our beginning training in counseling every spring.  In 2024 the dates are March 15-16, April 12-13, and May 3-4, and the cost is $100 for the whole course. Friday nights the classes start at 5:45 PM and end at 9:30.  Saturday classes are from 8:15 AM to 5 PM. To register click the link below.
To contact Pastor Kerry with any questions or to ask about scholarships, click the link below to email him.

ADVANCED TRAINING: Handling Typical Counseling Cases -   April 13, 2024

ADVANCED TRAINING - Dr. Nicolas Ellen will present a seminar entitled "Handling Typical Counseling Issues" on Saturday, April 13th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at SW Hills Baptist Church (9100 SW 135th Ace., Beaverton, OR)  Sessions will include The Biblical View of Emotions, Understanding Idolatry (2 parts), Dangers of a Critical Spirit, Understanding Sorrow, and Conflict: Why Can't We All Just Get Along. The cost is $35, which includes seminar notes, lunch and snacks, along with attendance on Friday evening if you'd like to hear Dr. Ellen's presentations to the Fundamentals group on The Purpose of Marriage, Biblical View of Sexuality, and Counseling Those Committing Sexual Sin. For questions email Kerry Francetich at  To Register: Click the Link Below.

Dr. Ellen is the Senior Pastor of Community of Faith Bible Church in Houston Texas and Senior Professor of Biblical Counseling at the College of Biblical Studies. Dr. Ellen has also developed a biblical counseling training center called Expository Counseling Center LLC.
He received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, his M.A. in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, his M.A. in Biblical Counseling from The Masters University, Santa Clarita, California, his Doctorate of Ministry with a concentration in Biblical Counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, Kentucky and his Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.
 Dr. Ellen is a certified Biblical Counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), a Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and travels nationwide with the organization teaching biblical counseling principles. In addition, he is also a Senior Member of the Biblical Counseling Framework Association. Dr. Ellen and his wife Dr. Venessa Ellen have two children and four grandchildren.


We offer ACBC Test Prep tutoring to prepare you for completing the test required if you want to be certified with ACBC.  Contact Pastor Kerry to set up your tutoring plans.
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'The Bible teaches that counseling is part of the normal process or one-anothering or discipling that all Christians are called to as we live life together and experience the pain and the bearing of one another’s burdens. '

'At Road To Emmaus, we counsel people using God’s all-sufficient Word, and we host training to equip people to come alongside others with the hope found in God’s Book.'

'Biblical Counseling is what happens when you use God’s Word to have a conversation with and show care to people who are hurting and in need of God’s wisdom and guidance.'