The Glory of Christ: Our “Bottom Line” as Counselors (Part 1)

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

In today’s post and in our next post Jeremy Lelek unpacks the radical perspective Scriptures offers to counselees whose struggles require radical change in their lives.

Have you ever sat with someone struggling with extreme issues; problems that would likely garner such diagnoses as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, or Pedophilia from a psychiatrist or psychologist? Continue reading

Counseling in a War Zone

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

What is your mentality when you sit down to counsel someone? Do you seek to be kind, loving, compassionate, merciful, quick to confront, ready to offer solutions, or eager to give the answers you know are in the Bible? Do you place pressure on yourself to have it all figured out within an hour so you will appear to know what you are doing? What tends to consume your thinking when you enter the counseling context? Has it ever occurred to you that when you counsel you enter one of the most rabid war zones in the human experience? Continue reading

20 Questions Assessing How Equipped We Are to Counsel

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

20 Questions Assessing How Equipped We Are to Counsel

While it is not always comfortable to own our weaknesses and shortcomings, it is imperative in our service to others. We must never remove ourselves, as counselors, from the same redemptive narrative we teach others. Never forget: as you counsel others God is using them as a means of changing and maturing you just as much as He is using you as an instrument of His grace in changing them. Continue reading

Psychology and a Biblical Worldview: The Association of Biblical Counselor’s 2015 National Conference

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

Psychology and a Biblical Worldview--The Association of Biblical Counselor’s 2015 National Conference

The mission of the BCC is to advance the ministry of the biblical counseling movement. One of the ways we seek to fulfill this mission is by being a “megaphone” for biblical counseling organizations around the world. Today we use our BCC megaphone to highlight the Association of Biblical Counselor’s (ABC) 2015 National Conference: Psychology and a Biblical Worldview. Continue reading

Exodus International: Another Reason We Must Trust Sacred Theology over Man-Made Theory

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

My heart breaks for a ministry that was no doubt founded on principled hopes and aspirations for the many Christians who are faced with homosexual attraction. While I do not know all the details surrounding the closing of the ministry Exodus International, I can’t help but believe that their ultimate motivation over almost four decades was to help the hurting and disillusioned. However, I am saddened for the many people who were sold a program that promised far more than Scripture when it comes to our fallen natures. Continue reading

Solace: Comforting the Broken Hearted

Jeremy Lelek

Jeremy Lelek

In today’s Grace & Truth blog post we use our BCC megaphone to highlight a wonderful equipping opportunity through the Association of Biblical Counselors and their Annual Conference. This year’s conference theme: Solace: Comforting the Broken Hearted. Continue reading