THREE ESSENTIAL TRUTHS TO REMEMBER WHEN SOMEONE REJECTS YOUR COUNSEL

Colin Mattoon

Colin Mattoon

One of the most difficult issues you may face in formal or informal counseling situations is a lack of teachability in the person whom you are trying to help. When a counselee is resistant or unwilling to receive your input, it can be a frustrating, disappointing, and even heartbreaking experience. Unfortunately, all pastors and counselors will face this issue sooner or later with individuals they disciple and/or counsel. Continue reading

Training Biblical Counselors

Howard Eyrich

Howard Eyrich

How do we effectively train biblical counselors? From the proliferation of graduate programs over the past twenty years or so, it would seem that the answer is obvious—get them into a graduate program. If you can’t do that, get them into one of the numerous online programs. (There are even some good free ones out there today.) But, notice, the question is not how do we educate biblical counselors? The question is how do we train biblical counselors? Continue reading

Biblical Higher Education: Spiritual Maturity Is Our Highest Priority

Charles Ware

Charles Ware

Biblical Higher Education - Spiritual Maturity Is Our Highest Priority

Every educator understands the major role that outcomes and assessments have on education. Every class, program, and/or major must have clearly defined outcomes and effective documentable assessments to assure that the outcomes are being achieved. Are our assessments and education missing a critical focus? Biblical higher education, along with biblical counselors, has some outcomes of which our non-Christian counterparts lack understanding and the resources to achieve. Sometimes even Christian educators can lose focus of some fundamental outcomes of Christian education. Continue reading

Jeremiah 17:9—Is It True of the Believer?

Ernie Baker

Ernie Baker

Jeremiah 17 9 Is It True of the Believer

Jeremiah 17:9 is one of the most accurate verses in Scripture for describing human nature. But, how does it apply to a believer? Are our hearts still deceitful and desperately wicked? If we have new hearts in Christ why do we still sin? Continue reading