15:14 Ep. 031 – Rachael Rosser

The BCC

The BCC

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a difficult subject to discuss, let alone counsel. In this episode of 15:14, Curtis had the chance to interview Rachael Rosser on the topic of counseling those who wrestle with Complex PTSD. Rachael is a Groups Minister at the Village Church in Plano, TX, as well as a LPC Supervisor with North Texas Christian Counseling. Rachael’s experience in cross-cultural counseling, as well as working with women who have come out of long-term abuse or human trafficking, gives her unique insight into counseling this difficult issue. Continue reading

The Challenge for White Biblical Counselors in a Diversifying Denomination

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Mike, a beloved African-American member of our church, values the biblical counsel that our church provides for his life and marriage. However, he periodically struggles to receive the soul-care I provide because of what my whiteness represents to many black image-bearers here in the south. The honest tension that Mike and I periodically experience in our walk together creates a unique challenge that an increasing number of white biblical counselors are going to face as the Southern Baptist Convention progressively removes the stain of racism from the fabric of our most influential churches and institutions. Continue reading

Instrumentos En Las Manos Del Redentor

Jonathan Holmes

Instrumentos En Las Manos Del Redentor

In August of 2011, I had the privilege of traveling to LaPaz, Bolivia, to teach “How People Change” (Como Cambia La Gente) to 250 church leaders and workers. This past August, I was able to return to LaPaz and teach the follow-up course, “Helping Others Change” (Instrumentos En Las Manos Del Redentor) to a similar group of people looking to receive more training in how to care for people. After LaPaz, I traveled to Santa Cruz, the country’s largest city, to teach the first course, How People Change. Continue reading

Biblical Counseling Training and Cross-Cultural Wisdom

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

Loving Your Neighbor and Cross-Cultural Ministry

You’re reading the sixth in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on Biblical Counseling Education and Equipping. These posts are written by leading biblical counseling equippers/educators. In today’s post, Lily Park of Crossroads Bible College shares about Loving Your Neighbor and Cross-Cultural Ministry. Continue reading

Culture is Local—Really Local!

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

Culture is Local—Really Local!

The ministry of Overseas Instruction in Counseling (OIC) in the Middle East illustrates the concept that culture is local. All biblical counseling trainers must be alert to the ways culture influences both counseling and counseling training. Continue reading