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Ep. 252 The Miraculous Twists and Turns That Led to This Ministry

Ep. 252 The Miraculous Twists and Turns That Led to This Ministry

Shows Main Idea โ€“ An amazing thing can happen when you stop grumbling and complaining. At least, that is what happened to me. How many of you have experienced surprising grace and ministry advancement after you repented of a specific sin? Did you know that… Continue Reading …

Ep. 251 The Absolute Best Counseling That You Can Give Anyone

Ep. 251 The Absolute Best Counseling That You Can Give Anyone

Shows Main Idea โ€“ Sometimes a counselor will second-guess the counseling they provided; they are not sure they gave the best advice. Whenever you are discipling, counseling, or advising someone, you must learn to rest in the confidence that what you said was the best… Continue Reading …

How Do I Begin a Counseling Ministry at My Church?

How Do I Begin a Counseling Ministry At My Church

Biff wants to begin a counseling ministry in his local church. The leadership is aware of the church’s sanctification needs; they want help and humbly acknowledge this need. They asked Biff to propose a plan. He asked me how to go about this new endeavor.… Continue Reading …

Ep. 241 What If I’m Not Smart Enough To Do Biblical Counseling?

Ep. 241 What If I'm Not Smart Enough to Do Biblical Counseling?

Show’s Main Idea โ€“ One of our students read one of our books in our Mastermind Program, and begin to wonder if he had the necessary IQ to do biblical counseling. The book is heady and requires a high level of reflective thinking to grasp… Continue Reading …

Why Should I Disciple If God Has to Grant Repentance First?

Why Should I Disciple If God Has to Grant Repentance First?

One of the most tedious and mysterious questions you will ever ponder is the tension between God’s role in our lives and our responsibility to respond to Him. Ultimately, the problem is unanswerable in a satisfying way. But an unresolvable conundrum does not mean we… Continue Reading …

The Destructive Force of Empathy, and Why You Need to Know

The Destructive Force of Empathy, and Why You Need to Know

Before you go any further in this article, please answer this question. The reason I want you to do this is that your definitions of empathy and sympathy will describe who you are, how you think, and the kind of care you provide for others.… Continue Reading …

What Can I Do About Being Fearful of Discipling Others?

What Can I Do About Being Fearful of Discipling Others?

Do you ever feel fear when it comes to the responsibility that comes with counseling people biblically? I teach with much fear and trembling, but not just because I am held accountable. When it comes to counseling people one-on-one, I find it fulfilling yet also… Continue Reading …

How to Find Comfort Knowing You Can’t Change People

How to Find Comfort Knowing You Can't Change People

The unchanging person is the loving caregiver’s greatest struggle. You love them and want to help them. You pour out your heart for them. But they do not change. Sometimes you push too hard. Other times, you give up. Knowing how to respond to each… Continue Reading …

The First Thing to Know When Caring For Someone

The First Thing to Know When Caring For Someone

When you are about to disciple someone, where do you begin as far as developing a plan for their discipleship care? Your starting point will determine how you will act during the process, as well as how you finish your care of them. Listen to… Continue Reading …

The Truth about Repentance Is You Can’t Make It Happen

The Truth about Repentance Is You Can't Make It Happen

I have often said, in certain situations, that Biblical counseling is not the best way for sanctification to happen. I’m not throwing Biblical counseling under the bus, but being honest about the change process. Repentance is a gift given, which implies a need to think… Continue Reading …