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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 You may want to read: There Is No Passing 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 …

Ten Things to Know If You Want to Be a Counselor

I’m 18-years old and have been thinking about becoming a biblical counselor. I love the Lord and would like to serve Him in some capacity. I also love the idea of counseling. What would you suggest for a person like me? Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 19 – If You Could Export Only One Thing To Your Child

Parenting, Day 19 - If You Could Export Only One Thing To Your Child

After all these years of counseling and all the trouble I’ve seen in people’s lives, it has become more real to me than ever how we need a better foundation on which to land when we fall. And we will fall. By faith he left… Continue Reading …

What Is Discipleship? How Do You Do It? Why Does It Matter?

In recent local church history, discipleship is more about studying the Bible alone, but when all dysfunction breaks loose in a marriage or family, it’s time for counseling. This approach to caring for others is sad to me because discipleship has always been the church’s… Continue Reading …