foundations for counseling ministry (FCM)

Minister to the hurting. Heal the broken. Restore the lost.

The Foundations for Counseling Ministries (FCM) course is a great option if you are Looking for a YWAM School about counseling.

The  Counseling  Schools pursue physical and personal spiritual wholeness as interdependent and interwoven. It seeks to train and mobilize individuals to respond with holistic Christ-centered approaches of care for physical, emotional, spiritual and relational healing. students both receive and impart Christ’s healing through counselling and family ministry or a blend of all two in both urban environments and remote communities. The School recognizes the interaction between God’s power and our own role as agents of hope and restoration of relationship with our creator.

School Details


29 Sept 2021 – 15 Feb, 2022


Lecture: USD 1,500 (Covers tuition, housing, meals and Outreach within Ghana)

Student would bear visa and flight related charges for Outreach outside Ghana.


Offered In: Bilingual (English/French)


A successfully completed DTS


Personal Development

You’ll grow in grace, relationships, identity and self-awareness. These are keys in your journey to becoming a light to others.

Skill Development

You’ll grow in personal interactions, active listening, Biblical belief renewal, prayer for healing, and intercession. These are the basics of a Biblical counseling ministry!

Cognitive Development

You’d be working on a wider range of topics that is intended to bring out the light of God’s character through counseling etc.

Program Details


Completion of a YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS). It helps to have some ministry experience and spiritual/emotional maturity. 

Payment Plan

Deposit of 50% before or on arrival for school. Week 8 80% paid off. Week 12 100% paid off before outreach. 


You will be staying in dorm style housing which is only 15 minutes drive from town


Sept 29, 2021 – Feb. 15, 2022; plan on arriving any time from Sept 25, 2021. The base would host you for a small fee, no need to book accommdation outside campus


12 weeks for lecture phase with 8 weeks of outreach. Your leaders will determine the location when you arrive.


$1,650. Includes all lodging, meals, and school materials. The optional outreach is typically $550 plus airfare. Making a total of $2,200.

what to expect

What kinds of activities will your week be filled with? Each of these elements work together to enable you to achieve the course objectives. 

Classroom Learning

Weekday mornings you’ll have the opportunity to hear lectures from counseling experts who will guide you through various topics. Lecture topics include: Family Systems, Grief, Addiction, Rebellion & Rejection, and Root Areas of Wounding. 

Worship & Prayer

Worship and  intercessory prayer is an integral aspects of daily life. You’ll participate in worship on Mondays and Intercession on Thursdays with the entire campus. You’ll also have a weekly time of worship and intercession as a class.

Community Living

We’re focused on developing a community where you feel welcome and encouraged to pursue God in this season. You’ll get to brush shoulders with other missionaries and students during meal times, study times, and free time!

One on One Mentorship

The staff are here to facilitate a safe environment for you to engage with the Word of God and his calling on your life. You’ll have a one-on-one each week with a staff member to process all you’re learning. 

Acts of Service

Also known as “Work Duties” on our campus,  Acts Of Service are intended to give you the opportunity to give back to the campus as well as build a bond of service alongside your fellow students.


Assignments are designed to help you apply the principles you’re learning in Biblical counseling. Throughout the course you will complete reading journals, and various creative assignments. 

we would love to have you!