The Chicken or the Egg? Thoughts Concerning the Order of Emphasis and Outcomes in International Biblical Counseling Training

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

The well-known causality dilemma in the title is really no dilemma at all for Bible-believing Christians: We know that God created chickens, and then chickens had chicken eggs! But the metaphor described by that phrase, the uncertainty about the cause-and-effect sequence of events or processes, may well be applied to some of the challenges in international biblical counseling training.  Continue reading

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

Afraid to “Counsel”? Stop It!

Wayne Vanderwier

Wayne Vanderwier

You’re reading the eighth of a multipart BCC Grace & Truth blog miniseries on International Biblical Counseling. Today’s post is by Dr. Wayne Vanderwier, Executive Director of Overseas Instruction in Counseling (OIC), on Afraid to “Counsel”? Stop It! Continue reading

Tracing God’s Story of Biblical Counseling in Germany and Switzerland

Michael Leister

Michael Leister

Recently, a number of pastors and church leaders from Germany and Switzerland were able to officially start a Network for Biblical Soul Care (NBS Netzwerk Biblische Seelsorge) following the example of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Read about how God used the personal stories of these men for His bigger story to equip the church in Germany and Switzerland in the area of biblical counseling. Continue reading