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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Local Church Ministry

Side by Side: The BCC Weekend Megaphone Post

On weekends, we love to use our BCC “megaphone” to get the word out about significant biblical counseling resources and conferences. This weekend we are highlighting CCEF’s 2015 National Conference: Side by Side. Continue reading

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Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

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Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, Communication, Five To Live By, Local Church Ministry, Marriage & Family, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , , ,

Friday’s 5 to Live By

Each Friday our BCC staff links you to the top 5 biblical counseling and Christian living blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Five To Live By, Gospel-Centered Ministry, Hope, Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Shame | Tags: , , , , , ,

Side by Side: CCEF National Conference

This ​conference ​is ​for ​ordinary ​people ​who ​need ​help ​and ​want ​to ​grow ​in ​giving ​help, ​and, ​as ​we ​grow, ​we ​hope ​to ​contribute ​to ​the ​ongoing ​transformation ​in ​our ​local ​churches. Continue reading

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What Is It with Singing?

“Words make you think a thought; music makes you feel a feeling; a song makes you feel a thought.” Continue reading

Topics: BCC Exclusive, Biblical Counseling, Local Church Ministry, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Theology, Worship | Tags: , ,

Grace for Sin and for Suffering

Here’s a problem that we’re all familiar with in ministry to people: how do you deal with a person who has been badly sinned against, but is now acting out in response? Continue reading

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8 Recommendations “When Counseling Hits a Dead End”

As a counseling pastor, one of the most frequent questions I receive from our lay counselors and caregivers is what to do when you’ve done all the “right things” and nothing seems to be working. Here are eight recommendations I share with them by way of encouragement even when counseling seems to have hit a dead end. Continue reading

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3 Functions of the Small Group Coach in Uncommon Community

You’re reading Part One in a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on biblical counseling and small group ministry. In today’s post, Pastor Garrett Higbee outlines 3 functions of the small group coach. Continue reading

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4 Ways to Unite Preaching and Biblical Counseling

You’re reading the fourth of a four-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Uniting the Pulpit Ministry of the Word and the Personal Ministry of the Word. This series demonstrates that both preaching and biblical counseling are Word-based ministries. In Part One, Pastor Kevin Carson described how preaching helps counseling. In Part Two, Pastor Steve Viars explained how counseling helps preaching. In Part Three, Pastor Kevin Hurt pictures the beautiful synergy that occurs when these two Word-based ministries are united. Now in Part Four, Pastor Nicolas Ellen outlines four ways of connecting these two Word-based ministries. 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.