Equipping the Discipleship Counselor (EDC)

Grace Ministries International is a counseling and training facility which offers equipping courses for the next generation of Discipleship Counselors. We offer a multi-faceted approach, including classroom study, videos, and co-counseling learning. This 23-session program will equip men and women who sense God’s calling to pastoral counseling with a firm introduction to the Exchanged Life Model of discipleship counseling. The focus of EDC is learning, observing, and practicing basic counseling skills.

Upon completion of required reading, homework, class participation, and co-counseling hours, students will be awarded a certificate of completion from Network 220. This program does not qualify one as a Licensed Professional Counselor, however, it does prepare participants for pastoral counseling.


Equipping the Discipleship Counselor is a 7-month class offered Monday evenings (6:00 to 9:00pm). Currently, EDC is offered remotely through an online interactive video classroom. Internet access is required.

Sample of Curriculum Topics

  • Listening Skills
  • History Taking
  • Diagramming Flesh
  • Guiding Forgiveness
  • Invitation to Brokenness/Entrusting

 Program Requirements

  • Attend and participate in class
  • Complete all Required Reading and Videos for EDC
  • Complete all assignments and case studies
  • Participate in 8 hours of Co-counseling
  • Present a class project on an approved topic


  • Submit an Equipping the Discipleship Counselor Application Form
  • The Encounter
  • Personal Interview with the class Instructor


  • $1,100 Tuition Fee ($1,000 if paid in full by the first class)
  • Approximately $50 book fees

EDC Application Steps

Complete the EDC Application Form (see link below)
Mail completed form to:

Grace Ministries International
Attn: EDC Instructor
131 Village Parkway NE #4
Marietta, GA 30067

After receiving your application, we will:

  • Schedule an interview with the class Instructor
  • Prayerfully consider your acceptance to the EDC program
  • Inform you of our decision within 2 weeks

Helpful Links

 Upcoming EDC

October 2020 EDC – Monday Evening
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020
Meets Monday (6:00 to 9:00pm) October 5, 2020 – April 26, 2021