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Welcome to the ABBO website!

Purpose

ABBO's purpose is to equip individuals to grow and change in a Biblical way in their thinking and doing, and to provide opportunities for them to guide others, in and around South Africa, to change likewise.

Mission

1. To provide counselling training through:

  • the ABBO counselling courses
  •       Course 1 - Biblical Counselling
  •       Course 2 - The Practice of Biblical Counselling
  •       Course 3 - Advanced Course in the Practice of Biblical Counselling
  •       Course 4 - Biblical Mentoring
  •       Course 5 - Biblical Trauma Counselling
  •       Course 6 - Biblical Child & Family Counselling

 

  • individual and group interaction and seminars

 

2. Create opportunities for counselling through:

 

Foundational Principles

The following statements form the foundation of ABBO's approach:

  •     We recognize the Bible as the inspired Word of God.
  •     We use the Bible as source and standards for our counselling approach and practice.
  •     Our understanding and use of Scripture rest on reformational expository principles.
  •     Insights from theology and social sciences are tested against Scripture.
  •     Individuals are guided towards finding their identity in Christ and living their unique life purpose.
  •     We believe in holistic change: both in the heart and behaviour of people.
  •     People in need are ministered to regardless of their religious convictions, denomination, race, language or gender.
  •     We aspire to transparency, accountability, effectiveness and excellence.
  •     We serve our fellow-humans for the love of, to the glory of and as commanded by the triune God.