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If you want a detailed breakdown regarding communication, it’s critical you read these three articles in the order that they are linked here.
If you answer no to any of those questions, your first call to action is repentance.
Though there is an element of “giving” in all these concepts, the last one (serving) is all about giving to others. The idea with the first eight is for the individual to receive soul care, and the last element is for the person to export what others have poured into him. He may “give” by actively participating in the first eight concepts, but it’s important that the idea of serving stands alone so that there is always a reminder of what Jesus said, “I did not come here to be served but to serve.” (Mark 10:45)
Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking.
In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and in 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).