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Category Archives: Biblical Themes

Parenting Adult Children

It is important to understand that in the end, our beliefs may not end up being our childrens’ beliefs. So how do balance the desire to parent our adult children with the need to let them be who God wants them to be? Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

How Do We Know Whether People Are Truly Changing?

We are becoming smarter in many ways while at the same time never learning how to do life. It would be safe to say that we are surrounded by the rise of knowledge, and at the same time a bumper crop of brilliant failures. Knowledge may rapidly change the conditions of the human experience and life, but it can never change the condition of the human heart. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification | Tags: , , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Helping People with a Difficult Financial Past

On weekends we like to highlight for you one of our growing list of free resources. This weekend we highlight a resource audio from the 2014 IBCD Summer Institute. Continue reading

Topics: Audio, Biblical Counseling, Christian Living, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

WWJD or HWJR?

Many Christians, when making decisions or wanting to follow a model for living, ask, “What would Jesus do (WWJD)?” I’ve done the same many times. Lately, I’ve been asking myself another question: “HWJR?” That’s: “How would Jesus relate?” Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology | Tags: , , ,

Instrumentos En Las Manos Del Redentor

In August of 2011, I had the privilege of traveling to LaPaz, Bolivia, to teach “How People Change” (Como Cambia La Gente) to 250 church leaders and workers. This past August, I was able to return to LaPaz and teach the follow-up course, “Helping Others Change” (Instrumentos En Las Manos Del Redentor) to a similar group of people looking to receive more training in how to care for people. After LaPaz, I traveled to Santa Cruz, the country’s largest city, to teach the first course, How People Change. Continue reading

Topics: Cross-Cultural Ministry, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: ,

BCC Weekend Resource: Handling Evangelism Opportunities in Counseling

In this resource, Steve Viars addresses the topic of Handling Evangelism Opportunities in Counseling. This session will discuss strategies to move from initial presentation problems to appropriate discussions of the cross and the possibility of establishing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Topics: Audio, Biblical Counseling, Faith, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

Learning to Read…Again

The art of reading is a time-tested discipline of Christian maturity. But in an age of information overload, we can lose the simple value of good books well read, sometimes to the detriment of the care of our souls. In this post we learn how to read for spiritual nourishment. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: ,

Leadership Styles and the Heart of Conflict

How does leadership style make things either more conducive to conflict or a healthier atmosphere of conflict resolution? Does the biblical theme of the heart connect in any way to our leadership style and personality? Let’s learn how practicing the characteristics and demeanor of a shepherd is a biblical corrective to out of balance leadership styles. Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , ,

Casting “A Vision of the Sea” for Church Discipline

God’s discipline in and through the church is seen as His ongoing, redeeming work through His living Word and people as they fight the good fight of faith together to exalt Christ and protect the purity of His Bride. Continue reading

Topics: Church Discipline, Faith, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Discipline of the Lord

As we think through conflicts in the church, believers are not left without comfort. We are reminded that we should view hardship as discipline, and discipline comes to those that God loves. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Church Discipline, Faith, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering | Tags: , , ,

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