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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 …

Cynicism Is a Response of the Disappointed

An unprepared heart will not receive disappointment well. And when it comes, which it undoubtedly will, the temptation to become a cynic will be powerful. The cynic cocoons himself from hurt while distrusting the active goodness of God in his life. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Ep. 133 Dianne Keech On the Church, Abuse, and Parenting

Shows Main Idea – Last week I interviewed Dianne Keech about domestic violence and child abuse. After the podcast ended, we continued to talk for another ninety minutes. This podcast is part of our “off the cuff,” behind the scenes conversation, as Dianne shared more… Continue Reading …

The Main Thing to Look For When Looking For a Church

The local church is the most necessary sanctification context outside the home, which is why finding the right kind of church is essential. If you were to look for a local church, what would be the main thing? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Counselees and the Local Church

You are a Christian counselor in a parachurch organization. You receive requests from churches to counsel their members. Here are a few of those scenarios: Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment… Continue Reading …

Are You Committed to the Dearest Place on Earth?

The local church is the dearest place on earth. It is the one place where the body of Christ can gather to celebrate their King while caring for each other. Are you committed to your local church? Do you make it easy for your fellow… Continue Reading …

Ep. 21 My Church Doesn’t Do Community Well – I’m Struggling

Shows Main Idea – A church that is doing community well is one where the pastor(s) asks the congregation to imitate him and wife, which begins with what the pastor and his wife are behind closed doors–the truest reality check for who they really are.… Continue Reading …