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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Gospel-Centered Ministry

The Power of a Story

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear.” Continue reading

Topics: Gospel-Centered Ministry, Homosexuality, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse | Tags: , , , ,

Cultivating Gospel-Centered Friendships

God gives the gift of friendships. The gospel is the power of God that transforms our relationships into gospel-centered friendships. Christians are to glorify God as we connect with others. We are to demonstrate grace, mercy, compassion, love and forgiveness in relationships. Friendships must be cultivated by being saturated with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Friendships, Gospel-Centered Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , ,

A Mother’s Guide to Raising Pharisees

The teenage years can be traumatic times and many teens are presented with situations they are not equipped to handle. Self-injury is one method of dealing with indescribable pain and loneliness. It is their way to cope with or relieve painful or hard-to-express feelings. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Grace, Parenting, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

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: , , ,

Are You Competent to Counsel?

You’re reading the second 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 (embed link), Garrett Higbee, and Mike Wilkerson. In today’s post, Pastor Ken Long explores the purpose of small group ministry. Continue reading

Topics: 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: , , ,

The Lord Blesses Us with More!: A BC Movement Update

You’re reading the fourth of a several-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Updates on the Biblical Counseling Movement. We’ve asked several leaders of major biblical counseling organizations to share with you—our readers—what is happening in their ministries. In today’s post, Pastor Steve Viars reflects on God’s blessing of the biblical counseling movement. Continue reading

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

Our Identity…Should It Be a Focus in Counseling?

You’re reading the first of a BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on “Our Identity in Christ.” In all that we do at the BCC, we seek to provide robust resources through collaborative relationships. This blog series is also designed to meet that goal—as you will read and hear several different perspectives and “voices” on the important issue of who we are in Christ. Today, Stuart Scott asks the foundational question, Our Identity…Should It Be a Focus in Counseling? Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Methodology, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Self-Esteem/Self-Image | Tags: , , ,

Hero of Black Church History: Maria Stewart

You’re reading Part Four in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series for Black History Month. These diverse posts all share in common a passion to help us to learn from the legacy of Black Church history. Today, in Part Three, Dr. Bob Kellemen encourages us to consider the legacy of and the lessons we can learn from a young African American woman who had everything going against her—but had Christ standing beside her—Maria Stewart. Dr. Kellemen has excerpted this post from materials in his book Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care. Continue reading

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

Heroes of Black Church History: Daniel Alexander Payne and Lemuel Haynes

You’re reading Part Three in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog series for Black History Month. These diverse posts all share in common a passion to help us to learn from the legacy of Black Church history. Today, in Part Three, Dr. Bob Kellemen encourages us to consider the legacy of and the lessons we can learn from founding fathers of the Black Church. Dr. Kellemen has excerpted these posts from materials in his book Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care. Continue reading

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

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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.