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.


Since this month is pastor appreciation, I wanted to let you know I appreciate your counsel. I realize you are not my pastor but I felt this was an appropriate time to show my appreciation.

Looking back, I can see how fragile and confused I was when I made the first call. I had difficulty even making the call. To be truthful, I was very apprehensive about starting counseling. By the second session, I knew I had made the right choice. In the midst of the most difficult year of my life, I feel I have grown emotionally and spiritually. I have more understanding about whom I am and a deeper relationship with God.

Thank you for providing Godly counsel and taking the time to help a broken individual sort though all kinds of emotions, so healing could take place.

I just wanted to take the time to say… Thank you!

Appreciative Client July 2, 2018

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