Our mission is to help people by providing practical tools and ongoing training for more effective living.
Almost every day I am asked by someone if they can get together with me about something. It is from genuine people who are looking for help about some kind of situation.
I have usually said yes because in the past I had the time.
That was then
My typical work week is sixty hours without any meetings with anyone, which is what it takes to run our ministry and produce the content you enjoy on our site.
As I was mulling over this “will you help me” dilemma the other day, I thought, “I need a better answer than I do not have the time.” So now the answer is, “Yes, I can absolutely help you.” Though it is not possible to give every person my undivided, face-time attention, it is still possible for any person with Internet to receive my help.
This article will help to clarify what I am talking about: Do you want my attention or do you want my care?
I began to jot down all the ways that I can help you. After I finished, there was a list of twenty-two services. These means of grace begin with you doing the heavy lifting by working your way through the gold mine of resources that I have been placing on this website since 2008. Here’s the list!
Free Public Forum – We have a community forum that does not require a membership. Any person with access to the Internet can sign-up without a cost and ask any question about life, God, others, situational difficulties, and personal decisions.
Search our site – I have written more than 1,700 articles on this site. Chances are, I have already addressed your question or issue. Just use the search box in the right side column (or in the footer) of this page, or click the categories link in the sidebar, which will take you to my library of articles.
Your Daily Drive – These are Rick’s articles put in an audio format. You can find the podcasts in any of the platforms in the Your Daily Drive directory SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher Radio, TuneIn Radio, Website
Life Over Coffee – This is the podcast where you receive practical answers to some of life’s most complex questions. If you have a question for Rick, all you have to do is fill out the form at the bottom of this page to submit your question. Life Over Coffee directory SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Website
Free article subscription – I publish content throughout the week. I write on personal development, leadership, productivity, marriage, family, and over 250 other topics that pertain to living well in God’s world. By joining our free subscription service, you will never miss a post.
Resources in our store – We are regularly adding content in our store. And, have you listened to Drive By Marriage? It is one of the most popular marriage helps on the market today. You can find that series and other resources in the store.
Book Reviews and Book Recommendations – We want to provide you with the best content from other writers, whether dead or alive. Our Reviews and Recommendations section has hundreds of books for you to select. Some are just for fun, while others were written to transform your life and relationships.
Shareable graphics – We have free posters, Facebook banners, and other assorted graphics that are free for you to use. This selection grows by the week. Enjoy!
Social Media – There is an echo of omnipresence in social media: You can encourage people around the world without leaving your home. We have several social media communities where you can find immediate inspiration and practical help. And the best part is being in these communities is free. Click the social media link to find your favorite.
Private and personal coaching for anyone
Biblical Counseling – If you need counseling help for yourself or someone else, then you can find that too. We have a team of counselors, who are trained and qualified to bring the care you need. All of our counselors are Members of my site.
The Counseling Solutions Group, Inc. is not responsible for any outcomes from the counseling you receive from any contact you make from our site. Though we believe each person in our network is a competent and compassionate counselor, the outcomes from your counseling are between you and your counselor.
Short-term Training – Coming Soon, we will have topical training classes that you can pick from a list of topics that are of interest to you. Rather than taking our two-year, Master Mind training intensive course, you can select “piecemeal” classes.
Practical & Private Coaching – You can have your own personal private coaching room in our forum community. This is a private room that no one but you, Rick, and his Master Mind team have access to. This gives leaders a quiet, private, and non-distracted place to receive care and coaching.
Supporting member resources
Become a Member – This is my members-only site, designed to give you the inspiration, training, and resources you need to learn, grow, and change, as well as how to help those within your sphere of influence. As a Member, you have full access to nearly all of the content on our site.
Please note our Member Site is not a counseling site where a person can receive ongoing and unlimited counseling. It is a coaching and training site where you can receive advice and direction from our team.
Private Member Forums – The community forums are my favorite feature. I personally participate in them as well. This is a private community that is not accessible to the public. It is a safe place for you to ask any question. You will be encouraged and helped in our community.
Engage Live: An interactive experience – Engage Live is a free interactive live event where people gather for one hour to discuss a practical and relevant topic. You can now talk to Rick in real time!
These “town hall” meetings are recorded and added to the Member’s Engage Live page so any supporting member can listen to them later.
Webinar training – I have been teaching the Bible for over thirty years. On our webinar page, you will find a fully loaded library of one-hour seminars on a plethora of subjects. These are multiple counseling sessions with me on topics like overcoming unbelief, fear of man, true guilt versus false guilt, how to change, the doctrine of repentance, and much more.
Infographics – A picture is worth a thousand words, which means I have hundreds of thousands of words for you. I sketch out my counseling sessions as another way to communicate the truths we are discussing. Through the years I have put those sketches in infographics for our Members to learn from and use.
Video sketches – Our Members have access to a few animated demonstrations of these sketches through my video shorts. These are short teaching videos that not only show how the sketches are formed but the teaching that forms the basis for the sketches.
Homework and assessments – Through the years I have borrowed and developed many forms, charts, evaluations, assessments, and homework ideas for those I have counseled. These documents are solid, foundational, helpful, and reusable. These documents keep you from recreating the wheel while providing practical tools for those you serve.
Mind Maps – Another way to sketch out a counseling session is to mind map what you are hearing from the counselee and what you want them to see. A mind map is a detailed graphic that puts in picture form what the person is telling you. I have used this practice for years and have found it to be super helpful for the hurting person.
Master Mind Team – Some of our Members decided they wanted to take their training to the next level. These Members became students in my Master Mind group. They have hired me to train them for two years. This self-paced study program tackles theology, psychology (sanctification), and the application of the two into their lives, with the hope they will be able to help others.
Book me as a speaker – I have been speaking publicly for more than 25 years on dozens of topics. I currently do a limited number of speaking events each year for churches, conferences, and business organizations. You can click I want to learn more to begin the process of booking me for your organization.
If your organization is in the Upstate of South Carolina, then fill out the form below, letting us know how we can best serve you.
Hire me as a coach – Everything you have read thus far was born out of my heart to help people. Because of the kindness of the LORD, our ministry has grown to where I can no longer work two full-time jobs. I could pursue counseling full-time or teach people how to disciple others (2 Timothy 2:2).
This was a hard decision, but one that had to be made. Therefore, I have reduced my counseling, consulting, and coaching role to only a limited number of people. I have had to be selective because my time is so limited. If you think you could benefit from one-on-one interaction with me, then read this link and if you want to move forward after reading that content, then submit your requests below.
Partnering with us
May I be honest with you?
It takes a lot of money and time to provide all the services that are outlined on this page. In 2014 our team made a strategic business decision to make a large chunk of our content free to the public. This free content represents my life’s work–the things the LORD has taught me over the past half-century.
My desire to help the most people is greater than my desire to make a lot of money. Even so, I have to be a wise and practical in how this ministry is stewarded. There is no way I can produce this kind of quality content in the quantity in which you receive it without you.
If you are able to support our ministry, then here are a few options for you:
- Become a Member and choose the amount you want to pay, either monthly or annually.
- Become a recurring donor to our ministry.
- Make a one-time donation to our ministry.
If you have something else in mind, other than what I have outlined here, feel free to submit your thoughts below. Someone on my team would be happy to talk with you.