N.C.C.A Certified Academic Institution

National Christian Counselors AssociationDayStar Ministries is a licensed Certified Academic Institution (CAI) through the National Christian Counselor Association. Individuals may take courses with DayStar Ministries and qualify to earn their Bachelor's, Master's and/or Doctoral degrees through the N.C.C.A.'s degree transfer assistance program.

As a licensed minister in good standing, you may also become a licensed Pastoral/Christian counselor. You would not be licensed by the state that you reside in, but rather through the National Christian Counselor’s Association (N.C.C.A.).

State regulatory laws help to protect the public and ensure professionalism within the counseling profession for very good reasons. The N.C.C.A. strives also to attain a similar goal within the Christian community and, at the same time, operate within compliance with state laws. Most states still recognize that counseling is one of the responsibilities of the Church and its’ clergy.

Having N.C.C.A. credentials will help ensure that you are recognized within your community as a qualified Christian/Pastoral counselor. The community can be assured that your credentials are authentic and current.

We believe that the training you receive provides a deep spiritual insight into understanding human behavior and relating to others. This knowledge is both valuable and practicable in every area of life, including your ability to help those who are hurting.

So whether you wish to become certified or pursue a degree in Christian/Pastoral Counseling, DayStar Ministries is here to help. Give us a call at (503) 481-2934 and we can discuss which path is best for you.


Our original motivation for meeting with DayStar Ministries was our children. We needed understanding how to guide them through some negative circumstances our family was encountering.

Through the application of the principles provided to us, we have gained a life changing opportunity. Our marriage is better, our children are better and we have confidence we are growing into the full potential God has planned for our lives.

Dr. Sirstad didn’t fix our problems, but he equipped and encouraged us with tools to overcome the circumstances we were facing in our family, in ministry and as well as individually. His biblical and practical approach made the goals throughout our time with him achievable.

We highly recommend Dr. Daniel Sirstad of DayStar Ministries. God has given him a gift to counsel people through their obstacles to be victorious in Christ!

Equipped Parents July 2, 2018

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Dr. Daniel Sirstad