Are We There For Them?

Judy Dabler

Judy Dabler

Developing apprentices and journeymen in the field of biblical counseling is not only a great opportunity to advance God’s Kingdom, but a responsibility that older and more experienced counselors have toward the younger generation. Sadly, many experienced and gifted biblical counselors do not embrace the opportunity to bless and be blessed through mentoring their young and eager colleagues. Because the art of biblical counseling cannot be easily taught, but is readily “caught” through mentoring, master counselors are being invited to embrace this important ministry of mentoring. Continue reading

Biblical Mentoring for Teenagers

Ellen Castillo

Ellen Castillo

“Mentoring” is a buzzword in our current culture. A quick google search on the words “mentoring teenagers” yields dozens of articles, blogs, organizations, and curricula to mentor teens in both the secular and Christian realms.

Biblical mentoring sets itself apart from many other mentoring strategies because it is not a program or a formalized ministry. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

Friday's 5 To Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

The BCC Weekend Interview Series: Word of Hope Ministries

The BCC

The BCC

Ministry Interview Series--Word of Hope Ministries

As part of our BCC vision, we want to point you to the best of the best in robust, relational, biblical counseling. Periodically we’re posting (and then making available as an ongoing resource) interviews with churches, para-church groups, educational institutions, and individuals committed to biblical counseling. Today we’re pleased to connect with Ellen Castillo, Executive Director and Biblical Counselor for Word of Hope Ministries, Inc. Continue reading

Intentional Mentoring

Howard Eyrich

Howard Eyrich

Intentional Mentoring

I had been reading and preparing to lead a discussion at the Biblical Counseling Coalition meeting in early December. With this on my mind, the concept of mentoring was bubbling to the surface. I began to think about Jay Adams and those early days of the Biblical Counseling movement. Names began to boil to the surface of my agitated mind: George Scipione, John Bettler, Bob Smith, Bill Goode, Rich Ganz, and David Powilson to name a few who have played critical roles in the movement. I was privileged to be among this group. Continue reading

Welch’s Wisdom in Quotable Quotes

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

Welch’s Wisdom in Quotable Quotes

In 2009, I had the privilege of taking Welch’s “Methods of Biblical Change” course at Westminster Theological Seminary. When I reviewed my notes after the class was completed, what struck me most were several seemingly “off-hand” quotes. These “Welchisms” have stuck with me and continue to guide my own biblical counseling methodology today. Continue reading