Certified Exchanged Life Recovery Coach

Steps to Certification
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GFI Equipping Modules

1. Exchanged Life Conference: 1.5 days (available live, on DVD, or online)

2. Spirituotherapy Workshop: 3.5 days (training event held in Pigeon Forge, TN in March, August, and November)

3. Solomon School Online Lecture Series (Recovery Coach edition): 25 video lectures with PDF notes

Required Reading


Handbook to Happiness* (Charles Solomon)
The Ins and Out of Rejection or The Rejection Syndrome* (Charles Solomon)
For Me to Live is Christ* (Charles Solomon)
How to Exchange Your Life for a New One* (Phil Jones)
Handbook for Christ-Centered Counseling* (Charles Solomon)
The Bondage Breaker (Neil Anderson) or Toward a Deeper Walk (Marcus Warner) FICM.org
The Normal Christian Life (Nee) or Bone of His Bone* (F.J. Huegel)
Altar’d (Jennifer Kennedy Dean) PrayingLife.org

Recovery Specific

Freedom from Addiction (Neil Anderson & Mike Quarles) FreedfromAddicton.org
Beside Still Waters* (Cherri Freeman) LoveThemToLife.com
Addiction: The Facts (George Crabb & Steve Curington) RUrecovery.com
Helping Others Overcome Addiction (Steve McVey & Mike Quarles) FreedfromAddicton.org

Required Video seminars

Love Them to Life Recovery Seminar  Seminar notebook (Joe & Cherri Freeman – Click here for online access)

Freedom From Addictive Behaviors Conference Webinar notebook (Mike & Julia Quarles –$15 for online access)

Personal Ministry Practicum

40 hours of documented Recovery Coach ministry
This module is fulfilled at the student’s location. The Practicum Supervision fee
covers the monitoring of the trainee’s progress, Core Knowledge Review, and four supervisory phone sessions.

Recovery Coach Certification Checklist (PDF)

RC Certification Cost Summary (PDF)

*Resources available through the Grace Fellowship International store online or by phone (865-429-0450)

Director of GFI Recovery Ministry: Don Steve  See UncommonRecovery.org

Additional Recommended Resources:


Counseling Through Your Bible and/or Counseling Keys (Hunt) Hopefortheheart.org
Freedom from Addiction workbook and One Day at a Time (Anderson and Quarles)
Grace Discipleship Course I,II* (Turner)
Grace Life Handbook (GMI)
They Found the Secret (Edman)


The Life seminar (Bill and Anabel Gillham) lifetime.org
Parable videos (Vine, Butterfly, Potter) (King) ChristianVideos.net
The Pineapple Story, The Snake Story (Koning) iblp.org


Day by Day by Grace daily e-devotionals (Hoekstra) livinginChrist.org
Grace Notes library GraceNotebook.com
Treasures of Truth course well-of-life.org
Fathers Loveletter, Journey Home to Love videos Fathersloveletter.com

Although this certification is valuable, the primary credential of Christian counseling is the fruit of transformed lives. Some are documented in GFI books such as Discipling the Desperate and From Pastors to Pastors: Testimonies of Revitalized Ministries. Also see the media section (audio and video) for testimonies of how the Holy Spirit continues Christ’s ministry of healing and liberation through His ambassadors.

Register for this track by

  • filling in this form
  • have a phone call with Dr. John Woodward
  • $20.00 registration fee

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