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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Discipleship

RESTful Meetings

“Let’s get some ‘rest’ by having a meeting.” Normally, we would never make that statement, would we? The phrase, “restful meetings” does not have to be an oxymoron. “Rest” and “meetings” can and should go hand-in-hand. Ministry teams can and should become small groups. Ministry meetings can become small group meetings where everyone leaves rested and energized. Continue reading

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Redemption Groups and Biblical Counseling

You’re reading the third of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Small Group Ministry. These posts help us to ponder the intersection of one-another ministry through biblical counseling and one-another ministry through small group community. You will also find posts in this series by Lee Lewis, Garrett Higbee, and Ken Long. In today’s post, Mike Wilkerson provides practical ideas for connecting biblical counseling and small group ministry. Continue reading

Topics: Discipleship, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Small Group Ministry | Tags: , , ,

Bear With One Another: Opportunities for Biblical Counseling in the Context of Gospel-Centered Community

You’re reading the first of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Biblical Counseling and Small Group Ministry. These posts help us to ponder the intersection of one-another ministry through biblical counseling and one-another ministry through small group community. You will also find posts in this series by Ken Long, Garrett Higbee, and Mike Wilkerson. In today’s post, Pastor Lee Lewis explores how Gospel-centered one-another ministry in small groups can become an agent of grace. Continue reading

Topics: Conflict, Discipleship, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Small Group Ministry | Tags: , , ,

Dumb Down Your Smart Phone

There was a time when porn was primarily a problem for desk-tops or laptops, but over the last few years, technology has expanded to a host of different mobile formats—ipods, smart-phones, tablets… So, if you are helping someone fight a porn problem, you’ve got to ask about all of their devices. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Discipleship, Humility, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Pornography, Sexual Purity | Tags: , , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: The Role of Prayer in Personal One Another Ministry

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace & Truth blog, we highlight one of our many resources. This weekend we make you aware of the resource: The Role of Prayer in Personal One Another Ministry by Paul Tautges. Continue reading

Topics: Audio, Biblical Counseling, Discipleship, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

Intentional Mentoring

I had been reading and preparing to lead a discussion at the Biblical Counseling Coalition meeting in early December. With this on my mind, the concept of mentoring was bubbling to the surface. I began to think about Jay Adams and those early days of the Biblical Counseling movement. Names began to boil to the surface of my agitated mind: George Scipione, John Bettler, Bob Smith, Bill Goode, Rich Ganz, and David Powilson to name a few who have played critical roles in the movement. I was privileged to be among this group. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 2: Reaching the Heart

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace & Truth blog, we highlight one of our many (and growing list of) resources. This weekend we make you aware of the resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 2: Reaching the Heart by Ron and Tim Allchin. Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling in the Dark Places

The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) had the privilege this year of having our counseling training presented in a venue where we have never previously been and to people whom we had never previously considered. By God’s grace, biblical counseling seminars were taught at two state prisons in Florida and one in Louisiana with doors opening to bring training to other prisons as well. In all these cases, the students were inmates, many of whom will never leave prison. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 1: Biblical Shepherding

Often on weekends at the BCC’s Grace & Truth blog, we highlight one of our many (and growing list of) resources. This weekend we make you aware of the resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 1: Biblical Shepherding by Ron Allchin. Continue reading

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Counsel for New Counselors

As I was thinking about the topic of counsel for new counselors, I asked myself what was the one most important piece of advice I could give to a believer just beginning to counsel others. The immediate answer that came to mind was: “Point them toward Christ and His Word that they may point their counselees toward Christ and His Word!” Continue reading

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The BCC exists to strengthen churches, para-church organizations, and educational institutions by promoting excellence and unity in biblical counseling as a means to accomplish compassionate outreach and effective discipleship.