Pastor Steve Viars
Vice President of BCC Board
Thank you for your interest in the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC). These are exciting days for men and women who want to serve Christ by ministering God's Word to others while they continue to grow spiritually themselves.
The BCC is all about promoting relationships and providing resources. There are many tremendous organizations and individuals involved in the biblical counseling movement. The BCC seeks to connect such men and women in a way that creates a natural and healthy synergy. We truly believe that together we can accomplish more.
We seek to build strong relationships among the leaders in the biblical counseling movement because we believe that God is honored when His people are "eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3). We plan to have leadership retreats where men and women can get to know one another better. We hope to create opportunities to discuss counseling trends and share best practices. We want to foster the kind of growing, genuine, authentic relationships among the leaders in the movement that are worthy of the name of our Redeemer. If our model is truly biblical, then our relationships with one another will be sweet, edifying, and filled with grace and truth.
We also believe this context of relational integrity will provide a marvelous opportunity to share resources with counselors, educators, students, and even potential counselees. We envision a website with blogs, book reviews, and tons of downloadable resources. This website will also serve as a portal to point men and women to the many marvelous training opportunities and additional resources available in the biblical counseling family.
Our prayer is that our efforts will honor Jesus and bless His people. Please join us in asking God to direct us in this marvelous endeavor.
-Steve Viars, D.Min., Sr. Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Lafayette, Indiana; Vice President of the BCC Board of Directors
Founding BCC Executive Director
Welcome to the website home of the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC)! I'd like to share with you why we're here and who we are.
Why We're Here
We envision three types of people dropping by - and I'm sure you fit into at least one of these groups. We want to provide robust, relevant, relational biblical counseling resources for:
- People who offer care: Pastors, people-helpers, spiritual friends, biblical counselors, Christian psychologists, students
- People who are seeking care: Folks...like us...who face suffering, who struggle to overcome besetting sin, and who want to grow more like Christ
- People who train care-givers: Educators, equippers, church and para-church leaders, authors
We want to be about more than just resources - as important as those are. We want to be about relationships. We want to be a catalyst for connecting you to one another - online through this site and in person through the conferences we'll host and other gatherings.
We also want to be a catalyst for connecting you to other great biblical counseling sites and groups. Yes, we want to provide resources, but we also want to be your portal to the best of the best. We'll keep you abreast of great blog posts, new book reviews, fresh resources, and more, from scores of "sister sites." We'll be like the Santa Claus at Macy's who sends you to Gimbels - so you can find exactly what you're looking for!
Who We Are
We've embedded several documents to introduce ourselves. Please read all about us:
- The BCC Confessional Statement: This document, developed by scores of biblical counselors, is our summary of what makes biblical counseling truly biblical.
- The BCC Doctrinal Statement: Here you'll find our core theological commitments.
- The BCC Mission/Vision/Passion Statement: This is "us" in one page!
- The BCC Bios: Here you can gain a quick intro to all our Board of Directors and all our Council Board Members.
If you have any questions, suggestions, thoughts, or comments, please feel free to contact us.
-Bob Kellemen, Ph.D.
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