Charles Gerber

Charles Gerber
Instructor in Christian Counseling

Life Objective

My life’s objective is to transform lives. To make a difference and change our world significantly.  To be an example to believers in speech, life, love, faith and purity.  To be the light of the world to non Christians.   To have integrity, courage and competence in my counseling and teaching.  Having a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ that brings him glory and pleases Him.  To serve Christ by instructing those in his church, creating mature, responsible Christians.   

Educational Experience

Master of Arts from Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47305  (Masters in Counseling Psychology.  1980-1981.)
Undergraduate degree from Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47305  (Bachelors in Science.
1976-1980.  Major: Psychology  Minor: Political Science.)

Ministry Experience

Christian Counseling Services   (1985 to Present).  Founder and Executive Director of Christian Counseling Services, a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Indiana. 
The Salvation Army   (1981-1985)   Counselor for this United Way Agency in Muncie, Indiana.

Professional Association

Charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors since 1993.
Life Diplomate Member of the American Psychotherapy Association since 2000.
Licensed Mental Health counselor through the Health Professions Bureau of Indiana since 2001.

Teaching

Adjunct Professor: Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri.  (2006 to present)  
Instructor: Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics, Alexandria Indiana.  (2002 to present)  I teach a series of classes: one course on stress management, two courses on professional ethics, three courses on psychology of touch, one course on dealing with abuse, one course on success and one course on professionalism.
Christian Student Foundation at Ball State University leading Bible studies for at least one semester a school year over the past several years.
Health Educator at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana from 1993 until 2010; teaching a series of classes on stress management for cardiac patients.  Also presented stress management classes for oncology, traumatic head trauma, pulmonary, and sleep lab patients.

Mission experiences

March 2000 spoke in Queretaro, Mexico on the topic of bitterness and forgiveness for a missionary reunion.  

Publications written:

Four Books: 

     Healing For A Bitter Heart: Releasing the Power of Forgiveness (ISBN #0-89900-787-2)

     Christ-Centered Self-Esteem: Seeing Ourselves Through God’s Eyes (ISBN #0-89900-764-3)

     Living With Stress: Biblical truths to manage your life (ISBN #0-89900-852-6) 

     Mirror of the Heart: A guide for Christ-Like Communication (ISBN #0-89900-898-4)

Two Bible studies series through Christianity Today; www.christianbiblestudies.com

     ”Overcoming Fear”; a five session study -- I authored four of studies.  

     “Stressed Out”; a four week study on stress

Author of an article for www.yourweddingindiana.com about bitterness and forgiveness and how they affect relationships.  

     Four communion meditations “At His Table” in February 2011 in “Lookout” Magazine

Awards/Honors

1995 awarded the honor of distinguished visiting lecturer (a certificate of commendation) from the department of Physiology and Health Science at Ball State University through Charles R. Carroll, PhD; Professor in the department of Physiology and Health Science.  I presented lectures about alcohol problems and how alcoholism affects families for several years through his alcohol problems course.

Family

Married to Janelle with two adult children: Joshua and Caitlyn