The International Board of Christian Care (IBCC) is a growing, vibrant and recognized segment of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors, and is open to all qualified mental health professionals, pastors, chaplains, para-professionals, and lay counseling ministry leaders who identify themselves as Christian counselors, life coaches, and crisis responders. Our credentials set the standard for excellence and integrity in the helping professions. Our mission is to serve Christian care givers throughout the world in taking positive and tangible steps to develop the emerging professions of counseling, life coaching, and crisis responders, with a Christian foundation and perspective. Our vision is to create and maintain a viable and comprehensive Christian Care Network as a resource for people who are hurting.