Association of Christian Alcohol and Drug Counselors (ACADC) is a not-for-profit (501C3) operating as an unaccredited religious exempt Christian education Institute. 


I.  Print out a copy of the application form . Fill out the form and check the box for Doctor of Ministry Degree. Send it to the following address with a check or money order made payable to ACADC in the amount of your tuition fee of $3500:

ACADC Institute

P.O. Box 326

Yucaipa, CA 92399 


II. Read the following textbooks which may be purchased at any Christian Book Store in preparation for taking the Doctor of Ministry Exam:



Required Textbook List for
ACADC Doctorate Degree
1.Counseling Through Your Bible Handbook by June Hunt
2.Victory Over Darkness by Dr. Neil Anderson
3.The Bondage Breaker by Dr. Neil Anderson
4.Freedom From Addiction by Mike & Julia Quarles
5.Steps to Freedom in Christ by Dr. Neil Anderson
6.Life Recovery Bible Edited by Stephen Arterburn
7.Christ Centered Therapy by Dr. Terry Zuchlike
8.Psychology Debunked: Revealing the Overcoming Life by Lisa Bazler
9.The Rebuilding of Psychology by Dr. Gary Collins
10.Effective Biblical Counseling: A Model for Helping Caring Christians Become Capable Counselors by Larry Crabb
11.Competent to Counsel by Jay E. Adams
12.How to Counsel Yourself by Adam Pulaski (free download from ACADC website)
13. Psychology & Theology: Prospects for Integration by Dr. Gary Collins
14. Our Sufficiency in Christ by John MacArthur
15. PsychoBabble: The Failure of Modern Psychology and the Biblical Alternative by Richard Ganz
16. Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically by John MacArthur
17. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 6th Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing by Kate L. Turabia


IV. Research and write your Dissertation citing 50 sources in your bibliography.

V. Upon completion of the Doctor of Ministry Exam with a passing score, you will receive your Doctor of Ministry Degree.

VI. This degree can also be earned by proof and verification of 4 or more years of fruitful Christian Ministry and a Dissertation project about your ministry.

VII. Call 877-478-5756 and speak to an education counselor who will answer your questions and give you all the guidance you may need throughout the processes from enrollment to the awarding of your degree.





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