I recently took a position as pastor of discipleship and counseling at a church in Michigan. Shortly after, I was also given responsibility to oversee our missions and outreach work. This made me think, how can evangelism and missions intersect with the work of counseling? Continue reading
We all do it, multiple times a day. Sometimes we’re right. Many times, we’re wrong. It can damage spiritual growth or relationships that have taken years to build. What am I talking about?
Assumptions. Continue reading
Counselors know their efforts often need the support of someone who sees counselees in their natural environment, like a spouse or housemate. As the average age of marriage increases, households of single Christian men or women are becoming a part of many churches, particularly in urban areas. Households with single housemates can be critical for fostering growth in Christ-likeness as they live in community and strive for unity. Continue reading
As biblical counselors, we’re always looking to suggest practical ways of living out what we believe. How often have you heard from friends and counselees that they know what the Bible says, but are unsure what to do or how to connect doctrine with their struggles? Continue reading