Equipping for Church-Wide Ministry Skills

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

I posed this question to our adult Sunday School class: “What are the personal ministry skills that every single Christ-follower should have?” After a lengthy and involved discussion, we agreed upon these four overarching answers. . . Continue reading

A Better December Review

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

Proverbs and Christmas? “What hath Proverbs to do with Christmas?” That was my initial question when I opened the pages of A Better December: Proverbs to Brighten Christmas by Steven Estes. The answer was surprising, “Quite a helpful lot!” In … Continue reading

Welch’s Wisdom in Quotable Quotes

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

Welch’s Wisdom in Quotable Quotes

In 2009, I had the privilege of taking Welch’s “Methods of Biblical Change” course at Westminster Theological Seminary. When I reviewed my notes after the class was completed, what struck me most were several seemingly “off-hand” quotes. These “Welchisms” have stuck with me and continue to guide my own biblical counseling methodology today. Continue reading

What I Love About Biblical Counseling (At Its Best)

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

What I Love About Biblical Counseling (At Its Best)

When I discovered the biblical counseling movement, I felt like I had found the mother-lode of wisdom ore for pastoral ministry. I still feel that way, and know there is much more to drill down into. Let me tell you what I love so much about biblical counseling (when it’s at its best). Continue reading

Sexual Sanity for Men Review

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

Gospel-Centered Hope “Sexual sanity.” Isn’t that exactly what we need? No one should need convincing that, here in North America, we live in a culture that has gone insane over sex. Our day is characterized by so much confusion, so … Continue reading

Grieving with Hope Review

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

“Getting” Grief I wish I had this book two years ago. When my mother-in-law died of cancer at the age of 59, our family entered into a profound experience of deep grief. Losing Heather’s Mum was a long soul-wrenching experience—even … Continue reading

The Deep Things of God Review

Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

Greater Than the Gospel? Is it possible that there is something more glorious than the gospel of grace? Biola professor, Fred Sanders, thinks that there is one thing greater than the gospel itself, and that is the Triune God of … Continue reading