Eight Core Convictions That Every Biblical Counselor Should Know

Garrett Higbee

Garrett Higbee

These core convictions are a unifying centerpiece for this year’s BCC Global Summit keynote presentations. I will lay out the basis for each one below, but in order to fully appreciate their significance and grasp a more comprehensive understanding of their foundational importance to the BC movement, you will want to attend the BCC Global Summit. Continue reading

Countdown to the Global Summit 2016

Garrett Higbee

Garrett Higbee

What if you found yourself among very diverse people who shared your passion for Christ and His word? What if you could learn from each other, could be encouraged by God’s heart for one another, and could pray together? Wouldn’t it be amazing to find a gathering of likeminded believers from around the world who love biblical counseling, who want to make a difference in their communities, and who desire to move hearts and equip hands to work for the glory of God? Continue reading

Tell Your Story and Partner with Us Today!

Garrett Higbee

Garrett Higbee

As we approach Thanksgiving, I am truly thankful for the way the BCC represents the Lord’s heart for unity, for its encouragement of leaders, and for its role as a megaphone to promote those who make up the best that biblical counseling has to offer. Please pray for us and consider how you can partner financially with us. Continue reading

Mental Illness and Faith-Based Counseling

Garrett Higbee

Garrett Higbee

Mental Illness and Faith-Based Counseling

I have been hesitant to weigh in on the recent debate related to faith-based counseling and mental illness because it is not an easy issue to address in a blog or short amount of time. However the more I read, the more I am compelled to share some insights from my journey as a trained psychologist who now practices as a biblical counselor. Continue reading

4 Visions for the Biblical Counseling Movement

Garrett Higbee

Garrett Higbee

4 Visions for the Biblical Counseling Movement

As I (Garrett Higbee) take the role of Executive Director, I plan to build on our faithful foundation with four priorities. I am a fan of easy to remember and compelling words that will tell the story of who we are and where we are going. The four words I chose to describe the vision for the BCC for the next season are: Relationships, Resources, Replication, and Reach. Continue reading

Are You Competent to Counsel?

Garrett Higbee

Garrett Higbee

Biblical Counseling and Small Group Ministry - Are You Competent to Counsel

You’re reading the second of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Small Group Ministry. These posts help us to ponder the intersection of one-another ministry through biblical counseling and one-another ministry through small group community. You will also find posts in this series by Lee Lewis (embed link), Garrett Higbee, and Mike Wilkerson. In today’s post, Pastor Ken Long explores the purpose of small group ministry. Continue reading

Why Small Group Leaders Need To Be “OCD”

Garrett Higbee

Garrett Higbee

Small Group Ministry Series - Why Small Group Leaders Need To Be “OCD”

So when we say “OCD,” it’s just a play on words. It is not about struggling with obsessive thoughts or compulsive behavior. Our use of “OCD” here is different; it is an acronym for three words that describe a shepherd, “observant, clarifying and discerning.” Proverbs 27:23 states that we should know our flocks well. A good small group leader who is a first responder in soul care is: a careful observer, he or she seeks clarity, and practices spiritual discernment. All three qualities make up godly assessment which helps us to avoid presumption and develop the best way to care for our people. Continue reading