Equipping Christian Counselors and Spiritual Leaders Worldwide

Nationally Recognized Training, Certification, License, and Accredited Degrees
The SCMi Institute is a global leader in equipping men and women for care of souls through Pastoral Counseling, Christian Counseling, Faith-based Life Coaching, and Entrepreneurship. The SCMi Institute is a work of service of Soul Care Ministries International, Inc.  Recognized as an N.C.C.A. Certified Academic Institution since 2005, we are proud to offer online and offline distance education. Our students and alumni serve in the local church, nonprofit organizations, private practices, consulting firms, law firms, human services, educational institutions as well as other faith-based and marketplace endeavors. Through innovative distance learning, professional credentialing, and our signature services . . . we will come alongside you to encourage, equip, and empower you in fulfilling the call on your life to help others and make an impact in the Kingdom!

The  SCMi Institute is celebrating our 12th year of equipping men and women for works of service in Christian Counseling!  We give God all the glory, honor, and praise for this milestone. Thank you to our students, alumni, mentees, and supporters for helping us grow as equippers, servant leaders, and co-laborers in soul care ministries.  Our mission is to equip Christian counselors worldwide, for works of service in local churches and communities, through distance education

Soul Care Ministries International, Inc (SCMi™) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, marketplace ministry, and educational institution. We specialize in spiritual and psychological care (a/k/a soul care).  The organization was established, by Dr. Linda Hunt King, in 2002. 100% of the profit, that we earn, go toward helping those who are underserved, unemployed, and under-employed receive faith-based counseling, life coaching, and spiritual care.

“The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Matthew 37:38 NKJV)

Learn more by exploring our virtual campus, visiting our main site, and/or contacting us.

  • Do you have a desire to help people who are hurting?
  • Do family and friends seek you out for encouragement, advice, and spiritual guidance?
  • Are you a pastor, minister, or lay person who wants to be better equipped to counsel?
  • Is God calling you to become a Christian counselor or life coach?
  • Do you wish to serve the Lord through ministry rather than the state through secular counseling?
  • Do you want to receive training and professional credentials in Christian counseling or life coaching?
  • Will the services you provide be best suited for a customized independent study program?
  • Is your schedule or preference best suited to distance learning?

If you are answered ‘YES’ to any of these questions, you are in the right place!

Our main purpose is to equip individuals, who are gifted and called to a ministry of soul care, earn nationally and internationally recognized certification, license, accredited degrees, and board certifications in specialized areas.  However, it does not stop there.  We are here to come alongside and further equip you through our professional post-graduate mentoring program, independent studies, and our clergy and church consulting solutions.  We will help you:



EARN NATIONAL CREDENTIALS: Certifications, License, and Degrees





We can help you reach your goal of becoming a credentialed Christian counselor and/or life coach, establish or develop your ministry practice, and become more impactful!

Let’s start a conversation.