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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 …

Excellent Ideas That Will Help Your Church Before It’s Too Late

Excellent Ideas That Will Help Your Church Before It's Too Late

Everyone is carrying a silent disease in their body. You don’t know it and won’t know it until there is a visible manifestation of it. In some cases, it’s too late. The local church is similar. Sin is a silent killer that can infect an… 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 …

Impacting Lives Near and Far, at the Same Time

Travel Update – On June 1, 2019, our family set out for a 60-day trip through Florida. The purpose of this travel season was to speak, counsel, consult, and connect with churches, key ministry leaders, and donors who support this work. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Ep. 193 Our 12-Step Program Could Change Your Life Forever

Shows Main Idea – Our all-online Mastermind Program is not what you think it is. Perhaps you believe it’s to teach you how to counsel biblically. Maybe you think it’s to help you to be a better person. Both of those things are true, but… Continue Reading …

Proactive Plan For Leadership Development In the Church

One of the most challenging situations in my counseling ministry is trying to place counselees in a long-term, “sanctification context” in their local churches where they may receive ongoing care from competent disciple-makers. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… 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 …

Ten Habits That Can Change Your Life

Traditional biblical counseling does not work well if a counseling session, sprinkled here and there, is all you have. That strategy places the burden of change on the counselor rather than on the individual who needs a new kind of habituated lifestyle. Consider these ten… 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 …

Five Things to Know to Be Mastered By the Bible

To be mastered by the Bible you must do more than read it. Bible knowledge is great, but knowledge without appropriate application is futile. In this article, I’m going to give you five essential tips to be mastered by the Bible. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …