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Our Founding

In 1981, Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno established the National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) as a non-profit corporation in order to conduct research and develop a therapeutic procedure based on Scripture. The procedure would accomplish three essential goals:

  1. Enable the candidate to learn the system easily and relatively quickly

  2. Save pastors and Christian counselors precious time in counseling sessions

  3. Produce effective, positive, and more immediate results with those being counseled

Drs. Arno developed the system over seven years through systematic research with over 5,000 individuals. The counselees sought help for depression, inter/intra-personal conflict, marriage and family dysfunctions, and anxiety.

Equipping Christians To Counsel The Hurting

We extend an invitation to you to become a member of one of the largest educational and training associations of Christian counselors in the world. Our staff is committed to helping you fulfill the call that God has placed on your life.

The National Christian Counselors Association is an educational and training organization for Christian counselors. The Association includes ministers, professional Christian counselors, testing specialists, medical doctors, attorneys, and educators. The staff of the Association has committed themselves to the Lord Jesus Christ and believes that counseling is in vain unless it is founded upon, and directed by, the Word of God.

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The N.C.C.A.’s main purpose is to provide quality training for pastors and Christians who feel God’s call to counsel. We believe that candidates completing our program will be better equipped to minister to those who are lost and hurting in this world.

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