The Blessing of Serving in Multiethnic Ministry

Nicolas Ellen

In this post Nicolas Ellen reminds us to make discipleship—rather than race or ethnicity—the focus of our private ministries of the Word. This is important as our world becomes “smaller” through increased travel and broader Internet-based communications. There are, of course, differences in cultures that we must keep in mind as we share the Scriptures with other people. Wise ministry requires that we figure out how to present the transcultural message of the gospel in an understandable way, and this is where understanding differences in cultures is important. To that end, we encourage you to consider registering for the upcoming Global Summit in June. Visit the website at http://bccglobalsummit.org. Continue reading

4 Ways to Unite Preaching and Biblical Counseling

Nicolas Ellen

Pulpit and Personal Ministry of the Word--4 Ways to Unite Preaching and Biblical Counseling

You’re reading the fourth of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Uniting the Pulpit Ministry of the Word and the Personal Ministry of the Word. This series demonstrates that both preaching and biblical counseling are Word-based ministries. In Part One, Pastor Kevin Carson described how preaching helps counseling. In Part Two, Pastor Steve Viars explained how counseling helps preaching. In Part Three, Pastor Kevin Hurt pictures the beautiful synergy that occurs when these two Word-based ministries are united. Now in Part Four, Pastor Nicolas Ellen outlines four ways of connecting these two Word-based ministries. Continue reading