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Gospel Centered Counseling

to equip local church families to have gospel-centered conversations in every season of life.

*Due to the current Stay at Home order, the remaining Gospel Centered Counseling Training will be done online. Please be on the look out for the email with links to the classes as well as invitations to the Q & A Zoom sessions. For questions, please contact Rachel Cho (via site.administrator@livinghopecc.org).

Gospel-Centered Counselor Training

Ever since Christ founded the church, believers have been called to point one another to God’s Word to find hope and truth to guide them through their seasons of suffering and battles with sin. In order to help us grow in having these vital conversations with each other, we are excited to offer an intensive Gospel-Centered Counselor Training in conjunction with Lighthouse Community Church.

Whether we are serving as shepherds and teachers or simply speaking to each other as parents, co-workers, students, roommates, spouses, or friends, God has called all of us as helpers to speak his truth in love to each other. It is through these loving and wise conversations that our Savior’s kingdom is built and we grow to be more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15).

General Information

The Counselor Training lasts for eight months, with three-hour sessions being offered one evening per month. The training will be held at Living Hope Community Church1215 W. Lambert Rd. Brea, CA 92821

Each session will be audio-recorded and will be accessible to registered participants.

The course will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm-10:00pm on the following dates:

  • November 12, 2019
  • December 10, 2019
  • January 14, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • May 12, 2020
  • June 9, 2020
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If you have any additional questions, please contact Rachel Cho or Lighthouse Counseling.

Topics addressed in the course
  • Foundations of Counseling
  • Process for Counseling
  • Process for Change
  • Addressing topics such as anger, lust, anxiety, etc.
Meet the Teachers 

Tim St John


Tim St. John serves as an Associate Pastor in Lighthouse’s counseling ministry. He enjoys brewing quality coffee and pouring lattes for friends, backpacking, running, and enjoying his wife Jee’s cooking. He has come to love Lighthouse’s prayerfulness over the future and the brothers within the church who are always ready to offer exhortation and encouragement.

M. Div., The Master’s Seminary; Th. M., The Master’s Seminary


Kim Kira


Kim Kira is the primary teaching elder at Lighthouse. He loves being part of a church family that is committed to loving God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Kim is driven by a deep desire to encourage people to worship the true, Triune God of Scripture rather than the idols of the world. This, he believes, is made possible by the transformative power of the Gospel, the Good News that offers not only entrance into heaven but offers powerful and practical hope for change in everyday life. Beyond ministry, Kim loves to spend time with his wife Jen and their four children, Caleb, Josiah, Karissa, and Carson. His other interests include the Lakers, the Dodgers, grilling, red meat, snowboarding, and playing sports.

M.Div., The Master’s Seminary; M.A. Biblical Counseling, The Master’s College