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

15:14 Ep. 025 – Kike Torres

The BCC

The BCC

Pastor Kike Torres is lead pastor at Horizonte Querétaro as well as Founder and President of the Biblical Counseling Coalition in Mexico (consejero.org). In this interview Kike shares about his own testimony and introduction to biblical counseling as well as the exciting work God is doing through biblical counseling in Mexico and Latin America. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 024 – Michael Leister

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The BCC

This week’s episode features an interview with Michael Leister. Michael helps coordinate the Network of Biblical Soul Care in Germany and German speaking countries in Europe. Learn about what God is doing through this network of biblical counselors and what we might learn from them. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 020 – Dave and Stacey Hare

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The BCC

Dave and Stacey Hare join us for this episode of 15:14. They are currently on furlough after spending five years in Cameroon, Africa learning the culture and the language of a people group with no Bible. This interview explores the challenges faced not only in this culture but in others which have no written Bible to point people to as you seek to disciple them. The Hares share about the need for Scripture in the sanctification process as well as counsel that missionaries need to hear from their pastors back “home.” Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 014 – Wayne Vanderwier

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The BCC

Wayne Vanderwier, Executive Director of Overseas Instruction in Counseling, joins Curtis for this episode of 15:14. Hear how the Lord is growing biblical counseling internationally. Wayne also shares about the importance of creating culture specific biblical counseling training and certification organizations. 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

The Essential Role of Biblical Counseling in Racial Reconciliation

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

By God’s grace, evangelicals are starting to engage ethnic divisions in the church with greater intentionality. White evangelicals who’ve managed to avoid racial anxiety that many blacks have experienced for generations are beginning to feel its visceral impact in increasing waves. As Pastor Bret Fuller notes, “Every few months, there seems to be a local event that awakens our national conscience to the fact that black and white folks still have a journey to complete.” The journey of which Fuller speaks is one that numerous believers have been legitimately trying to pursue in recent years and, to be completely honest, this path has been more difficult than many of us ever imagined. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 006 – Steve Midgley

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The BCC

In this episode of 15:14 Curtis interviews Steve Midgley, Executive Director of Biblical Counseling UK, Vicar at Christ Church Cambridge and visiting lecturer at Oak Hill Theological College in London. Steve shares about the recent Biblical Counseling UK conference as well as the importance of creating a culture of openness in the church amidst the broader reserved culture of the UK. Continue reading

The Culturally Competent Biblical Counselor

Victoria Mwongela

Victoria Mwongela

I am a young Kenyan woman who grew up in the United Arab Emirates. I currently live in Washington, D.C., and I counsel women at my local church. As you can imagine, culture is often on my mind as I have experienced life in these different cultures.
As the demographics of the world shift and the world becomes more diverse, biblical counselors will inevitably find themselves counseling individuals who are different than them. Continue reading

15:14 Ep. 004 – Kyle Johnston

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The BCC

Curtis Solomon interviews South African biblical counselor Kyle Johnston. Kyle discusses the state of biblical counseling in South Africa including some of the strengths and challenges faced in that nation. Kyle is an Elder overseeing pastoral care at Jubilee Community Church and offers biblical counseling among a network of churches in Cape Town. Kyle also teaches Biblical Counseling at George Whitfield College. Continue reading