Numbering Our Days and Training Biblical Counselors

Jim Newheiser

Jim Newheiser

We can’t be certain what the future will hold, but we trust that God will do good in many lives (including ours) and bring glory to Himself. Please join us in praying for this new opportunity to strengthen the church of Christ through the training of biblical counselors. Continue reading

Restoring Lives through the Gospel: The Story of Briarwood Presbyterian Church’s Biblical Counseling Ministry and Birmingham Theological Seminary

Howard Eyrich

Howard Eyrich

Birmingham Theological Seminary

At the Biblical Counseling Coalition, we love using our “megaphone” to fulfill our BCC mission: to advance the ministry of the biblical counseling movement. Sprinkled liberally throughout January and February we are using our megaphone to highlight vital biblical counseling ministries—like today’s post from Dr. Howard Eyrich of Briarwood Presbyterian Church and Birmingham Theological Seminary. Continue reading

Friday’s 5 to Live By

The BCC

The BCC

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

How Should Seminaries Train Pastors to Counsel?—Part 2

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

Survey research over the past three decades indicates that pastors trained in M.Div. programs believe that: a.) seminaries are responsible for training them in pastoral counseling—the personal ministry of the Word, b.) their seminary insufficiently trained them as pastoral counselors in the local church, and c.) they are unprepared to function in the role of a pastoral counseling “generalist” in a local church setting. Continue reading

How Should Seminaries Train Pastors to Counsel?—Part 1

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

Survey research over the past three decades indicates that pastors trained in M.Div. programs believe that: a.) seminaries are responsible for training them in pastoral counseling—the personal ministry of the Word, b.) their seminary insufficiently trained them as pastoral counselors in the local church, and c.) they are unprepared to function in the role of a pastoral counseling “generalist” in a local church setting. Continue reading

4 Essential Components in Biblical Counseling Training

Bob Kellemen

Bob Kellemen

Note: You’re reading Part 6 in a six-part Grace & Truth blog series by professors of biblical counseling. Read Part 1: The Sufficiency of Scripture, Part 2: Is Every Christian a Counselor?, and Part 3: Tendencies in Counseling Students, and Part 4: Counselors Need Counselors, and Part … Continue reading

Counselors Need Counseling Too

Lilly Park

Lilly Park

Note: You’re reading Part 4 in a six-part Grace & Truth blog series by professors of biblical counseling. Read Part 1: The Sufficiency of Scripture, Part 2: Is Every Christian a Counselor?, and Part 3: Tendencies in Counseling Students. When the Problem Is … Continue reading

Students of the Word and of People

Jeremy Pierre

Note: You’re reading Part 3 in a six-part Grace & Truth blog series by professors of biblical counseling. Read Part 1: The Sufficiency of Scripture and Part 2: Is Every Christian a Counselor? “I’m no soft spoken emotive counselor. I’m theological.” “I’m no … Continue reading