Difference between Christian and Circular Counseling
"Christian psychology" as the expression is used today is an oxymoron. The word psychology no longer speaks of studying the soul. Instead it describes a diverse menagerie of therapies and theories that are fundamentally humanistic. The presuppositions and most of the doctrine of psychology cannot be successfully integrated with Christian truth. In addition, the infusion of psychology into the teaching of the church has blurred the line between behavior modification and sanctification for example, "AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION: Pedophilia has been re-defined in the American Psychiatric Association's latest Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV), says the National Association of Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH). Pedophiles are no longer classified as pedophiles if they merely fantasize about children or molest them, according to the NARTH Bulletin. They are only pedophiles if they show "clinically significant distress" about their behavior. The DSM-IV declares that pedophilia is not pathological unless the pedophiles feel guilt or cannot function in a major area of their lives. However, True psychology (i.e. "the study of the soul") can be done only by ordained Ministers/Christian Counselors, since only ordained Ministers/Christian Counselors have the resources for understanding and transforming the soul in accordance to the Holy Scriptures and experience. The secular discipline of psychology is based on godless assumptions and evolutionary foundations and is capable of dealing with people only superficially and only on the temporal level. "
Services & Donation in lieu of Fees
North Central provides its premarital, marriage and family Christian Uplifting by live sessions or video conferencing sessions. Live sessions are recommended for Minnesota residents. Video conferencing sessions are recommended for people living outside the state of Minnesota. The mission of North Central Theological Seminary premarital, marriage and family Christian Uplifting is to provide Christians in relationship (marriage, Premarital, Children, family) a reason to love each other as Christ love them, to fight the good fight to protect and save their relationships, and to find the evalasting Joy, happiness and self actualization in their matrimony, in their children, and in their family relationships no matter what. The grass is never greener on the other side. To this end we ask for a minimum donation of $95.00 an hour for a 60-minute live sessions, and $60 for video conferencing sessions. For the initial intake session, we ask for a donation of $99.00 for live sessions, and $75 for video conferencing session. However, our initial consultation is free of charge. We also provide no donation required free sessions to the poor.
Statement of Faith
North Central Theological Seminary believes the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
NCTS Pre-marriage, Marriage and family uplifting is entrusted under the supervisory guidance of one of the the Seminary’s very best; Dr. Evangelist Phil, Ph.D. Christian Counseling. Dr. Evangelist Phil is also the author and creator of a new matrimonial doctrine, “Marriage by Devotion”. Before becoming an ordained Evangelist to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world, Dr. Evangelist Phil served in executive management and in various capacities. Also, Dr. Evangelist Phil spent almost two years in Greece studying the European culture and people, and tracing the journey of Paul the Apostle through Thessalonica, as in Thessalonians, Ephesus, as in Ephesians, Philippi, as in Philippians, and Corinth, as in Corinthians. It was a memorable trip he will never forget. Evangelist Phil Jegede has two children and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. 1 Peter 3:7