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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Counseling Topics

2 Reasons the Church Should Do “Counseling”

Why should a local church and its leaders seek to incorporate counseling within the context of the local church? It seems like a major distraction from the more important matters of church life and mission. Won’t counseling distract the church from being truly missional? Might it move the church to become insular and self-focused? Shouldn’t counseling be left to professionals who are highly trained to deal with people’s problems? These are all good questions that deserve an answer. Here are two reasons a church should counsel. Continue reading

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4 Ways to Use the Internet to Train Biblical Counselors

In the past few months, the Biblical Counseling Center has come alongside a variety of churches, helping them to develop more effective ministries to care for those who hurt. We are accomplishing this by online training that develops their counseling team right within their own church walls. Consider these four common scenarios detailed from recent conversations with pastors. Continue reading

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8 Ways Biblical Counseling Centers Can Reinforce the Local Church

As a counseling center, our goal is not to take the place of the ministry of the local church or to compete with churches, but rather to help equip local churches to shepherd the Lord’s sheep and to help the sheep to experience the blessing of being cared for within a faithful local assembly. Continue reading

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15 Ways to Give Hope in Biblical Counseling

Ministering hope is crucial to ministry and counseling. Hope gives life. Equipping counselors to minister to one another is vital. In any given moment we should know how to use God’s Word to give hope. Continue reading

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8 Principles of GRACE Relationships

Grace (God’s Reconciliation At Christ’s Expense) relations provide a foundation to encourage us to discuss the past openly and to create a compelling model for the future (John 13:34-35). Continue reading

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The “Wedding” of Biblical Counseling and Biblical Peacemaking

I love biblical counseling (BC)…and biblical peacemaking (BP). I have pursued training, supervision, and credentialing as both a certified biblical counselor and a certified Christian conciliator. In fact, if a BC and a BP organization wed, I would attend the ceremony but not know which side of the aisle to sit on! The parallel and complementary skills each group teaches, united by Christ and His Word, can expand our ministries. Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Partnership: Why Partner with the BCC?

Our BCC Partner Ministry makes it possible for you to have an active role in promoting biblical counseling globally. In 2015, our goal is to increase the number of BCC Partners tenfold—which means we need you! Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling, Addictions, and the Body of Christ

Counseling people struggling with addictions is full of complexities and challenges. There are a host of problems that compound the counseling process: chemical, psychological, social, and of course spiritual. We can help our friends struggling with addictions immensely by involving the larger church body in their recovery. Continue reading

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A Three-Pronged Team Approach When Caring for People with Eating Disorders

A team approach is suggested for caring for individuals with eating disorders. The team includes three people: biblical counselor, physician, and nutritionist. Continue reading

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Thy Word Is Truth!

As biblical counselors, we find ourselves frequently at the point at which we must appeal to the counselee to affirm the veracity and authority of the Word of God and, therefore, the standard by which their choices in life must be made in order to be obedient, to please God, and to find the peace and tranquility promised in Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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About the BCC

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.