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Biblical Counseling Coalition: Grace & Truth

Category Archives: Equipping

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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Stories That Illustrate

When the subject of the use of stories in counseling comes up in counseling classes the first question posed is, “What kind of stories do you tell?” That is a good question. There are a number of answers to this inquiry. Continue reading

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How The IBCD Is Training Ordinary Christians to Counsel in Their Local Church: Certificates in Care and Discipleship

ACBC (The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, formerly NANC) has offered levels of certification in Biblical Counseling which are less demanding than the college programs, but are still quite rigorous. IBCD, located near San Diego California, has had the privilege of being an ACBC training center for over thirty years. We have rejoiced to see many people ACBC-certified through our instruction and oversight. Continue reading

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BCC Weekend Resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 4: Choosing to Get Involved

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 4: Choosing to Get Involved by Ron Allchin. Continue reading

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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

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

BCC Weekend Resource: Introduction to Biblical Counseling Mini-Course, Session 3: Sanctification Understood

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 3: Sanctification Understood by Ron and Tim Allchin. Continue reading

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Equipping, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sanctification | Tags: , , , , , ,

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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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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I’d Hate to Be Married to a Biblical Counselor

A person who has some level of skill in helping others understand the motivations of their hearts can be dangerous in marital conflict because it can simply result in more skillful judgment. Continue reading

Topics: Christian Living, Communication, Conflict, Equipping, Men/Husbands, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Women/Wives | Tags: , , ,

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.