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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. 225 Why Some Certified Biblical Counselors Harm People

Ep. 225 Why Some Certified Biblical Counselors Harm People

Shows Main Idea – Becoming a certified biblical counselor merely means that an individual has gone through the training requirements of a biblical counseling organization. It does not mean that the person who completed the training is qualified to counsel people, particularly those with complex… Continue Reading …

Ep. 159 Distinguishing Good and Excellent Counselors

Shows Main Idea – Everybody can counsel according to their God-given capacity, which implies that there are differences between good counselors and excellent ones. In this podcast, I’m going to talk about those differences. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… 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, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 144 Q&A: Salvation, No Passion, and Biblical Certification

Shows Main Idea – Question and Answer with Rick Thomas: (1) Is it possible to be a Christian but have little passion for the Lord? (2) I want to grow in discipleship but do I need a biblical certification? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Do I Need to Be Certified to Become a Counselor?

The question is, “Do I need to be certified to be a counselor?” The answer is, “No, not necessarily. You are already certified.” Let me explain, speaking from a Christian worldview. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or… Continue Reading …

Ep. 100 Become a Certified Biblical Counselor Through Our Ministry

Shows Main Idea – Through our Mastermind Training Progam, you have the opportunity to become a Certified Biblical Counselor. In this podcast, I share this opportunity with you. NOTE: Due to the sinful fracturing and fallout of the IABC in 2019, I decided that we… Continue Reading …

Ep. 76 Kevin Hurt Interview With IABC

Shows Main Idea – Kevin Hurt is Executive Vice President for the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). This interview explores his heart for the church and counseling, plus his activities and vision for IABC. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Ep. 52 Twelve Characteristics of a Good Counselor

Shows Main Idea – What are the characteristics of a high-end, formalized counselor? There is a distinction between the call for every Christian to counsel (disciple) and a person who has the ability to counsel the hard and complicated people and situations. Listen to the… Continue Reading …