What Constitutes Ministry Failure?

Greg Cook

When did not having enough fun become a tragic failure? Some would say in the last 100-150 years. Neal Postman’s title Amusing Ourselves to Death almost immediately came to mind as I considered our lust-affair with fun and amusement. Isn’t our problem that we don’t take our calling seriously enough? Continue reading

Lights! Cameras! Action!: Using Video in Counselor Equipping

Greg Cook

Training is an ongoing and multi-faceted process. Much of the training process begins in the classroom with “head knowledge” but we cannot fully equip a counselor through classroom training alone. Though we incorporate role plays in the classroom setting, nothing seems quite as effective as the live observation or watching a live session to demonstrate what was taught in the classroom. As a minimum, we require that prospective lay counselors observe 10 or more sessions before meeting individually with a counselee. Continue reading