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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 …

Ep. 254 The Repercussions of Being a Certified Biblical Counselor

Ep. 254 The Repercussions of Being a Certified Biblical Counselor

Shows Main Idea – Test yourself: when you think of a certified biblical counselor, what comes to mind? The more direct question is, do you believe a certified biblical counselor is a skilled counselor? Within the biblical counseling world, there are options for a person… Continue Reading …

Ep. 247 Our 12-Year Anniversary Ministry Update

Ep. 247 Our 12-Year Anniversary Ministry Update

Shows Main Idea – July 03, 2008, was the first day of this ministry. I wrote a blog post, not knowing where it would go. Eventually, came podcasts, videos, interactive forums, counseling school, books, speaking events, and much more.  We are about to begin our… Continue Reading …

Ep. 235 Is It a Good Idea to Expect Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Ep. 235 Will You Stop Expecting Pastors to Be Biblical Counselors?

Shows Main Idea – Should pastors have the skillset to do biblical counseling? I’m talking about an ability to care for all people in any situation, no matter the degree of difficulty. Though everyone can disciple and pastors should be able to do it better… Continue Reading …

Ep. 219 Peeking Behind the Scenes of Our Transformative Training

Ep. 219 Peeking Behind the Scenes of Our Transformative Training

Shows Main Idea – Our Mastermind Program is somewhat unique when it comes to training in biblical counseling. I say this because our program is not just an informational, academic curriculum. It is transformational for the student, which translates into more effective soul care for… Continue Reading …

Ep. 162 A Superb Way to Put on a Church Conference

Shows Main Idea – The most effective conferences are those that have a long ramp-up time, a comprehensive pre-conference week, the conference sessions, and an extended period for “working out the conference” after it ends. This concept is what we did in Canada. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 150 Kevin Hurt, Executive Director of IABC

Shows Main Idea – Rick Thomas sat down with Kevin Hurt, Executive Director of the IABC to talk about counseling, discipleship, the local church, and how to do soul care well. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,

Ep. 149 Interview with Brandi Huerta

Shows Main Idea – Brandi Huerta is the wife of Matthew and mother of Chelsee, Rachel, and Josiah. She lives on the plains of Colorado, where she is active in the women’s, children’s, and counseling ministries at Grace Bible Church. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Ep. 134 Eight Days In Mexico

We had the privilege of going to Mexico to serve Bethel Baptist Church in Alhuey, Sinaloa for eight days. I taught eight times during a four-day conference in the church led by Tappan Hornor. Our podcasts are on iTunes,

Ep. 124 A Proactive Model For Equipping Your Church

Shows Main Idea – Having a strategic and well thought out plan for equipping the saints for the work of the ministry is vital for any church that wants to spread the fame of God more effectively. In this podcast, I illustrate a plan for… Continue Reading …