Educational Institutions

Overseas Instruction in Counseling, Inc.

  • Louisville, KY
  • www.DiscoverOIC.org

Mission Statement

Assisting in the initial creation and continuing development of national biblical counseling training and certifying organizations.

Main Programs

  1. Master Degree programs in Biblical Counseling
  2. Translation Projects
  3. Modular Training programs

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We serve in Hungary, & Philippines in partnership with WOL Intl.; in Russia in partnership with Moscow Theological Seminary; in Egypt and Lebanon, offering an accredited MBC degree through the National Theological College and Graduate School, Lexington, NC; in Ukraine an MABC through the Kiev Theological Seminary; in the Netherlands in partnership with Calvary Church, Amsterdam; in Australia in partnership with Biblical Soul Care Australia; in the US one day intro classes for churches. We have many invitations for future ministry in other countries.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2006

Self-reported

Dr. Wayne Alan Vanderwier

Keywords

Self-reported

counseling, overseas, training, Biblical Counseling, Nouthetic,

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EIN

56-2579288

 Number

0686065830

Physical Address

1406 Jefferson Avenue

Chesterton, IN 46304 2927

Also Known As

OIC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Protestant (X21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

The ability to offer a fully accredited Master's level degree in Biblical Counseling throughout the Middle East and Asia in cooperation with the National Theological College and Graduate School has opened an exciting avenue of opportunity for OIC. Having developed this program has also made it possible to work in partnership with existing seminaries around the world to provide a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling under their accreditation. We are truly grateful for what God is doing.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Master Degree programs in Biblical Counseling

In cooperation with the National Theological College and Graduate School, we offer a Master of Biblical Counseling in Alexandria, Egypt and in Beirut, Lebanon.

Category

Middle East

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Adults

None

Budget

$27,000.00

Program 2

Translation Projects

Our organization has raised the funds for copyright release, translation and technical translation, printing, and cover design of books into Hungarian and Arabic. We plan to expand this project to include Japanese and Hindi in the future.

Category

Other Named Groups

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Other Named Groups

Budget

$100,000.00

Program 3

Modular Training programs

For the purpose of training pastors and Christian Leaders to be Biblical Counseling Trainers, we hold trying sessions for four days two times per year for two to three years.

Category

Pastoral Counseling

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Budget

$125,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Overseas Instruction in Counseling is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to train Biblical Counseling trainers around the world. In each nation we serve we are assisting in the initial creation and continuing development of national biblical counseling certifying organizations.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Our strategic objective is to assist in the initial creation and/or continuing development of national Biblical Counseling training and certifying organizations.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We are able to provide Biblical Counseling training through both modular programs and academic programs. We are able to strengthen those programs through the translation of Biblical Counseling textbooks and materials into various languages.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    We do this to strengthen churches and believers around the world for the glory of God. We recognize that Christians must be prepared to assist their fellow Christians through the struggles of life and to provide that counsel based on the authority of God ''s Word.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    God has allowed us to establish training programs in more than a dozen nations. We are currently training more than one thousand believers. We have overseen the translation and publication of 22 text books and 35 booklets in various languages.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We serve in Hungary, & Philippines in partnership with WOL Intl.; in Russia in partnership with Moscow Theological Seminary; in Egypt and Lebanon, offering an accredited MBC degree through the National Theological College and Graduate School, Lexington, NC; in Ukraine an MABC through the Kiev Theological Seminary; in the Netherlands in partnership with Calvary Church, Amsterdam; in Australia in partnership with Biblical Soul Care Australia; in the US one day intro classes for churches. We have many invitations for future ministry in other countries.

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Funding Needs

$68,600 per year for general support needs $10,000 per year for translation projects

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Overseas Instruction in Counseling, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Wayne Alan Vanderwier

BIO

Dr. Vanderwier is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and Trinity Theological Seminay. He is currently finishing a second doctorate at Baptist Bible Seminary, PA. In cooperation with his duties at OIC, Dr. Vanderwier serves on the Boards of Directors of On Target Ministry and The National Theological College and Graduate School, both of which are international theological educational agencies; He also serves as Academic Coordinator for the Eurasian Soul Care Training Center, a ministry of International Faith Initiatives and as Co-Dean of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at the National Theological College and Graduate School.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"OIC remains the only missions agency dedicated to providing biblical counseling training and the development of national biblical counseling ministries. We are grateful to God for the oportnities He has provided around the world."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. James Alan Toth

Overseas Instruction in Counseling

Term: June 2006 - Oct 2010

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