You are made to minister

Bringing biblical counseling to the local church

Made to Minister is a training center, in Salem, Oregon, empowering all believers to minister well in the local church.

What Can You Expect?

Attend a Training

Become Equipped

Fulfill Your Calling

Community Training Workshops

Half-Day Event

Learn to minister well through our Community Training Workshops. Six to eight times per year, we will offer training in relevant issues impacting our community and churches. These topical workshops cover issues like suicide, teens and technology, domestic violence, pre-marriage counselor training, mental health and more.

Community Training Workshops

Half-Day Event

Learn to minister well through our Community Training Workshops. Six to eight times per year, we will offer training in relevant issues impacting our community and churches. These topical workshops cover issues like suicide, teens and technology, domestic violence, pre-marriage counselor training, mental health and more.

Conference

2-Day Weekend Event

We are all Made to Minister, and we live in a world that needs the hope of the gospel. We invite you to join other church leaders, pastors, lay counselors, and professional counselors to explore biblical counseling through our conference sessions and workshops.

Counseling Training

8-Month Course

Made to Minister seeks to train pastors, ministers and lay people to counsel in the local church. As a training center for the Association of Biblical Counselors, we provide the Equipped to Counsel training course for those wanting training in biblical counseling for both certification and enrichment options.

Counseling Training

8-Month Course

Made to Minister seeks to train pastors, ministers and lay people to counsel in the local church. As a training center for the Association of Biblical Counselors, we provide the Equipped to Counsel training course for those wanting training in biblical counseling for both certification and enrichment options.

Journey is a unique resource written for anyone experiencing trials or suffering who wants to find hope, peace, contentment and freedom. Together, we’ll explore: 1. What you believe about God—what He says about Himself and your relationship with Him; 2. Who is on the throne of your life and why knowing that matters; 3. What you think about suffering and its purpose; 4. Why following Jesus on your journey makes all the difference. This powerful resource includes step-by-step weekly homework for biblical counselors, mentors, or small group leaders to use with anyone desiring to find out how to view suffering and trials and how to successfully navigate through difficult circumstances and relationships.

What others have said about Made to Minister:

“Taking ETC has been an amazing experience. The instruction is completely rooted in the Word of God, which means we know that we have been receiving trustworthy counsel. Coupled with this is the refreshing ability for many authors to combine the Word of God with wise and practical application of life and discipleship. ETC has changed how we look at counseling, and more importantly people, in order to come alongside those in need while giving the glory to God.”

Jim and Lauren Langston

Dean of Students Crosshill Christian School

“We expected the Biblical Counseling Training Class to be a helpful tool in walking others through issues such as addictions, depression & anxiety from a Biblical perspective. It’s that and so much more. The class is a genuine exploration into the Word of God starting with God’s love and our salvation. If you lead a family, small group, classroom, or church, we recommend this class.”

Jimmy & Diana Miller

Church on the Hill-North

The Equipped to Counsel course has been a blessing to us and our ministry. Biblical counseling training has been an extremely valuable addition to our education. It has given us tools to better apply God’s Word as we care for, encourage, and counsel the people God has brought within our sphere of ministry.

Kim and Cryrus Rettmann

Pastor Willamette Christian church, Albany Oregon

“What rules your heart, rules your life!” This profoundly simple yet life altering concept, learned through the Equipped to Counsel ministry, has deeply impacted my perspective of the usefulness and need for Biblical Counseling.

Roger W Law

Meadow Springs, Portland Oregon