Foundations in Counseling Ministries

Foundations in Counseling Ministries

You have a heart to help people overcome personal obstacles and achieve personal growth. YWAM DP’s Foundations in Counseling Ministries (FCM) gives you tools for Bible-based counseling and mentoring. The twelve-week course explores belief systems and how they affect emotions and actions. Each week, speakers teach on key themes in the counseling field – from active listening and family systems to intercession and identity – teachings that empower you to help others experience restoration, healing and personal freedoms. An optional outreach is available for FCM students.

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FCM Tuition Fees

Lecture Phase


Fee includes all room and board, lectures, required books and materials, planned activities and recreation, and ministry-related travel and expenses. Lecture Phase fee does not include travel to and from the YWAM DP campus.

Outreach Phase

$3,350 – $5,950

Fee includes travel to and from Belize to outreach location, room and board, and ministry-related expenses. Outreach locations (and associated fees) are determined and announced during the lecture phase. Each school will offer at least two outreach location options and could be anywhere in the world.

*Your YWAM DP school fee includes sailing on our hobie cats, kayaking and snorkeling. And for a super low price you can get your PADI dive certification (Open Water through Divemaster and many specialties) and participate in dive trips. School fees do not include personal items, vaccinations, toiletries or health insurance. All fees are in US dollars. Please note that neither student fees nor contributions toward student fees are tax deductible in the USA or Canada.

It is highly recommended that all FCM students bring a notebook computer with them for this course.  There are a number of assignments and handouts that students will need computers to access.  There are a limited number of student computers available at the YWAM DP campus but if possible, each student should have their own.

Payment Schedule

  • Deposit:
  • Lecture payment 1:
  • Lecture payment 2:
  • Outreach payment 1:
  • Outreach payment 2:
  • $500 due within ten days of acceptance
  • $1,500 due 30 days prior to the start of lecture phase
  • $1,500 due seven days prior to the start of lecture phase
  • 50% of total outreach fees due by end of week 3 of lecture phase
  • All remaining outreach fees due by end of week 6 of lecture phase