Type of training:
  • Classroom and video lecture
  • Presentations
  • Handouts
  • Mentoring
Program is suitable for:
  • Our target audience is pastors and/or elders. 
  • Other church leaders – deacons, teachers, ministry leaders, leaders-in-training – are welcome to attend with their pastor or with their pastor’s endorsement.
Study mode:
  • In-person in the classroom
  • Individual studies
  • Small groups
Study length:

2 years

  • Latvian
  • Russian
Distance learning:

Not available

Aim of the Program

To strengthen churches through biblical counseling therefore to prepare pastors and other church leaders in biblical counseling.


Latvian Biblical Centre in co-operation with the Overseas Instruction in Counseling offers Church Leadership Training (CLT) program in Biblical Counseling to benefit churches.

Study Process

A classroom module takes place approximately once every 2 – 3 months on a Thursday night and a full day Friday and Saturday on a particular aspect of Biblical counseling on the main LBC campus in Riga. There are in total 6 modules throughout the program.


Module Duration of the Module Detailed info
Biblical Counseling: What is it? 22 academic hours Read more
Fear and Anger 22 academic hours Read more
Biblical Counseling: How do you do it? 22 academic hours Read more
Biblical Counseling: How do you do it more effectively? 22 academic hours Read more
Crisis and Bereavement 22 academic hours Read more
Biblical Counseling: How do you share it? 22 academic hours Read more

Cost of Education

On-site Students
Registration Fee € 10.00
Cost per module € 70.00*
Program Handbook Included in the price / Free

*Amounts shown are subject to change.

Completion of Studies

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a Certificate in “Church Leadership Training” at a special graduation ceremony.

If the student has already completed another LBC program, he/she will receive the Diploma in Biblical Counseling Leadership (except for the Foundations of Christianity program).


The Latvian Biblical Centre is an adult informal further-educational institution registered at the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.

Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone who wants to learn more about soul counseling and to know better God’s Word and His World. Anyone can attend, but the level of instruction and class assignments will be more appropriate for those who have completed secondary education (general education experience).


If you would like to attend a particular course without taking the whole study program, please fill out this form or write us an email. To ensure that you receive all the necessary information for the course in good time, please email us at least 3-4 working days before the start of the course.



Application Process

Applications for the 2023-23 academic year can be submitted until 10 October. Otherwise, applications can be submitted until 31 August each year.


You will be scheduled for an introductory interview with the LBC director before classes begin.


Please fill out the form below by tapping “Apply now” and submit your application. Once received, we will contact you with the next steps.


If you have additional questions about a program that is not listed here, please read the FAQ section on the bottom of the page or fill out an Enquiry Form to receive more information.

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