15:14 Ep. 038 – Dwayne Bond

The BCC

The BCC

BCC Council Board Member and pastor, Dwayne Bond, joins Curtis for a discussion about developing multiethnic church communities and the role biblical counseling plays in that endeavor. Continue reading

Serving Missionaries through Biblical Counseling

Eliza Jane Huie

Eliza Jane Huie

The life of a missionary and/or missionary family is full of sacrifice. Those called to the mission field leave all that is familiar to begin a new life in a country foreign and unknown to them. The challenges encountered are impacting to themselves and their family as a whole. 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

15:14 Ep. 027 – Kim Kira

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The BCC

This week Curtis interview’s Kim Kira the primary teaching Elder at Lighthouse Community Church in Torrence, CA. Lighthouse has a unique ministry because it is comprised of a predominantly multi-Asian congregation. Pastor Kira shares the blessings and challenges that face a church of this kind. He also gives some practical insights into counseling person’s of various Asian cultures. We also get to learn about what the Lord is doing in the biblical counseling movement in Japan. Continue reading

The Blessing of Serving in Multiethnic Ministry

Nicolas Ellen

In this post Nicolas Ellen reminds us to make discipleship—rather than race or ethnicity—the focus of our private ministries of the Word. This is important as our world becomes “smaller” through increased travel and broader Internet-based communications. There are, of course, differences in cultures that we must keep in mind as we share the Scriptures with other people. Wise ministry requires that we figure out how to present the transcultural message of the gospel in an understandable way, and this is where understanding differences in cultures is important. To that end, we encourage you to consider registering for the upcoming Global Summit in June. Visit the website at http://bccglobalsummit.org. Continue reading