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Category Archives: Cross-Cultural Ministry

2016 BCC Global Conference: Revive the Nations | June 5th - 7th, Chicago, IL

5 Reasons to Join Us for the BCC’s First Global Conference: Revive the Nations

The Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Board of Directors recently agreed to partner with the major biblical counseling organizations in the United States to host a biblical counseling conference with leaders and caregivers from around the world—Revive the Nations will be the BCC’s first Global Biblical Counseling Conference! Continue reading

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5 Practical Steps for Cross-Cultural Equipping: An Appeal for Curriculum Flexibility in Overseas Training

Cultural sensitivity and the perspective of the ministry partner must be determining factors in the construction of a curriculum for biblical counseling training in other nations. Continue reading

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God’s Worldwide Purpose & Biblical Counseling: Can You See the Connection?

It is true that the Truth of God’s Word will be lived out and applied differently from culture to culture, but the core and life-changing truths of Scripture remain the same. It is an all-sufficient Word to serve God’s global purpose of reaching the world, not just for salvation but for sanctification as well. If we truly believe this, then we should have the upmost confidence in God’s Word to transform other cultures at any point in time. Continue reading

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3 Questions for Biblical Counselling

Most of us are suspicious of new things. Rightly so. If we’ve managed fine without this new-fangled idea for years, why would we need it now? In the UK, biblical counselling is new and I hear a fair bit of suspicion. This can be helpful. It’s good to question. It enables us to work out if we need this new thing or not. Here are three questions I’ve heard recently… Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling for the Great Commission

This is a simple plea that those of you whom God is calling to be biblical counselors consider your counseling as a way of reaching the unreached peoples of the world with the life-transforming gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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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

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Biblical Counseling Training and Cross-Cultural Wisdom

You’re reading the sixth in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on Biblical Counseling Education and Equipping. These posts are written by leading biblical counseling equippers/educators. In today’s post, Lily Park of Crossroads Bible College shares about Loving Your Neighbor and Cross-Cultural Ministry. Continue reading

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Clearing the Biggest Hurdle in International Biblical Counseling Training

You’re reading the fourth in a multi-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series on Biblical Counseling Education and Equipping. These posts will be written by leading biblical counseling equippers/educators. In today’s post, Dr. Wayne Vanderwier of Overseas Instruction in Counseling shares about Clearing the Biggest Hurdle in International Biblical Counseling Training. Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling in French-Speaking Canada

Matthieu Caron provides an update on biblical counseling in French-speaking Canada. Continue reading

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Being Connected

God has called us to be united, to know that we are part of something bigger than just ourselves. Because I believe that to be true when I recently read an article on the BCC blog about whether it is good or necessary to be part of the biblical counseling movement I would answer that it is vital. It is vital to our credibility, vital to accountability, vital to our ongoing training, and vital to unity amongst us all. Continue reading

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