Is God Calling You to Train Biblical Counselors Overseas? Questions and Answers About the OIC Missionary Training Conference 

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

The ministry of OIC really does reach around the world. Our representatives have served in more than 20 nations in 2017, conducting more than 30 biblical counseling training programs. More are scheduled for next year. So we are actively looking for folks to help us prepare biblical counseling trainers in the nations of the world. Are you interested in serving with OIC? Perhaps. But you may have some questions … Continue reading

Biblical Counseling Training in the Near East * An Encouraging Update on a Burgeoning Movement: Part 2

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

The situation in Lebanon was totally different. The theological school with which we had partnered in Egypt had a desire to begin a program in biblical studies in Lebanon. But when the influential leaders of the church there (the “gatekeepers”) heard what was happening in Egypt, they demanded that the school offer the same degree as was being offered in Egypt. They said, in essence, “Give us the MBC (Master of Biblical Counseling) or don’t come.” Continue reading

Biblical Counseling Training in the Near East * An Encouraging Update on a Burgeoning Movement: Part 1

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

God is doing amazing things in “the lands of the Bible;” those primarily Arab countries that form the southern and eastern perimeter (the coastlands) of the Mediterranean Sea. Although most of these nations have a population that follows the majority religion of Islam and are strongly influenced by the culture that flows from it, the gospel of Jesus Christ is both present and powerful in this area. Continue reading

Reflections on Doing International Biblical Counseling Training

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

It seems impossible to believe that Overseas Instruction in Counseling is already a little more than 10 years old. When, in the Fall of 2005, Susie and I began to envision a ministry that would train pastors around the world in biblical sufficiency-based soul care, we never could have imagined the ways God would open doors of opportunity and expand the ministry we began in June, 2006. Continue reading

Cross-Cultural Callings

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

As we get closer and closer to the Global Summit, we want to keep you aware of how important it is for biblical counseling to go as far the evangelism goes. For where there are new believers, there will also be challenges for them. Thus, each week leading up to the Summit, we will provide you with posts that highlight the need for biblical counseling to go “to the ends of the earth.” Today’s blog is a reminder of that “international ministry” might be closer than you think! Continue reading