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Ep. 406 Should Christians Place an Emphasis on Demonic Activity?

Ep. 406 Should Christians Place an Emphasis on Demonic Activity

Shows Main Idea – One of our long-time supporters posed a question about demonic activity on our forums. He suggested that biblical counselors and Christians generally do not devote adequate time and concern to demonic activity. His concerns are valid, and our supporters may read… Continue Reading …

Ep. 399 How to Identify and Benefit from Genuine Friendships

Ep. 399 How to Identify and Benefit from Genuine Friendships

Shows Main Idea – Finding good friends begins with defining the word friends. We have Facebook friends, and we have our most intimate friendships. Between those two points on the “friendship map” are many other categories within the friendship nomenclature. Identifying your best friends and… Continue Reading …

Ep. 396 Why ACBC Does Not Accept Our Training

Ep. 396 Why ACBC Does Not Accept Our Training

Shows Main Idea – A recurring question inquirers ask about our Mastermind training program is if they take our course, will it go toward certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). This podcast provides the direct answer and a few other thoughts about… Continue Reading …

Ep. 389 Comprehensive Data-Gathering Is Crucial to Help Victims

Ep. 389 The Pivoting of the Abuse Culture Hurts Victims

Shows Main Idea – Helping the victims of abuse cannot be like looking down a tube, excluding comprehensive, peripheral data-gathering. We must believe the victim so much that we want to investigate every possible option to find the whole truth about the abuse so that… Continue Reading …

Ep. 351 Why Most Biblical Counselors Should Not Take on Abuse Cases

Ep. 351 Why Most Biblical Counselors Should Not Take On Abuse Cases

Shows Main Idea – Abuse cases continue to rise in the world and evangelical church. Christians are not impervious to the disastrous effects of abuse or the mishandling of abuse cases. Every week our ministry hears a story or receives a request from the abused,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 348 Webinar: Sympathy and Empathy, You Need to Know This

Ep. 348 Sympathy and Empathy, You Need to Know This

Show Main Idea: If you do not have a working definition of sympathy and empathy and, more vitally, a practical application of them, you may do much harm to those who need your care the most. This presentation is an exploration of clearing up the… Continue Reading …

Ep. 314 It Takes Courage to Understand a Person the Right Way

Ep. 314 It Takes Courage to Understand a Person the Right Way

Shows Main Idea – Understanding someone is more in-depth than understanding what is happening to a person. Too often, hurt people only want someone to understand them so that they feel affirmation and validation. This critical need is one of six things that make up… Continue Reading …

Ep. 300 A Four-Point Leadership Analysis To Evaluate Yourself

Ep. 300 A Four Point Leadership Analysis to Evaluate Yourself

Shows Main Idea – In this episode, Rick walks you through the four-point leadership assessment process that he implements to help his students identify their strengths and weaknesses while giving them an idea of how they can best serve God in their communities. These four… Continue Reading …

Ep. 298 Rethinking, Reworking, Relaunching Our Mastermind Program

Ep. 298 Rethinking, Reworking, Relaunching Our Mastermind Program

Shows Main Idea – We started our Mastermind Program in 2010. It has gone through many changes because, like our individual sanctification, we’re always learning, growing, and maturing. In this episode, I explain our most recent changes, the reasons we are making them, and why… Continue Reading …

Ep. 283 Why Our Counselor Training Program Is unlike Any Other

Ep. 283 Why Our Counselor Training Program Is Unlike Any Other

Shows Main Idea – One of the things that I talk about in our Mastermind program is how there is no passing or failing: how traditional education and training work. Appealing for a good grade could be one of the worst things we could do… Continue Reading …

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