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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 …

Why I Do Not Believe in God Any Longer

It seems that nearly every person who becomes a believer and then walks away from their faith or away from the church does so because of disillusionment or disappointment. The simple response is to say that they never believed God, but that response lacks nuance… 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 You Want My Attention or Do You Want My Care?

Which is more important to you? To receive a leader’s attention or receive their care? What if you turned the question around and looked at it from your leader’s perspective? “What is possible: to give each person all your attention or to give them your… Continue Reading …

What to Do When Counseling Is Not Going Anywhere

Every person that you meet will not change after you talk to them. Your dilemma will be deciding on how long you should continue with them or terminating your care for them. This issue requires wisdom, as each situation is different. Listen to the podcast… 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 …

Striving for Character, Better Than Making A’s

Our culture is quite clear: the path to success is through education. No doubt, becoming smarter is essential, but academic equipping is not the most important thing according to God’s Word. For all of you students who did not make straight A’s this year, I… Continue Reading …

Are You Educating a Fool or Disciplining Wisdom?

Unfortunately, discipline has come to mean “punishment” in most Christians’ and secularists’ understanding. You find seventy-percent of the usages in Scripture (musar, yasar, and paediea) in the book of Proverbs, so Proverbs provides one of the best understandings of the biblical concept. You may want… 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 …