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Category Archives: Pastoral Resources

Leaving My First Love

After a recent health scare, the Holy Spirit diagnosed the real problem as a departure from my first love, Jesus. He was also gracious to provide the prescription for the cure. Continue reading

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

5 Strands in a Web of Care: Internal Resources

When we think about caring for people within the context of the local church, the image of a web is helpful. We want to create a web of care so that people find it hard to hide, get lost, slip away, or fall through the cracks. Continue reading

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

Weekend Media Resource: When Should a Pastor Recommend a Psychiatrist?

BCC Staff Note: On weekends we often highlight one of our many free resources. This weekend we highlight a video interview with Mike Emlet. Dr. Emlet addresses the important and the controversial question, “When should a pastor recommend a psychiatrist?”

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Psychology and Christianity | Tags: , , , ,

Pursuit, Forgiveness, and Church Discipline

Matthew 18 and “the church discipline process” are bookended with wisdom related to forgiveness and grace. How do these two bookends impact the application and implementation of church discipline? Continue reading

Topics: Church Discipline, Forgiveness, Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , ,

Weekend Media Resource: Pastor’s Conference Call with David Powlison

On weekends we often highlight one of our many free resources. This weekend we highlight the Pastor’s Conference Call with David Powlison. Continue reading

Topics: Audio, Interview, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers | Tags: , , , , ,

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

Topics: Biblical Counseling, Discipleship, Equipping, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Video | Tags: , , ,

Lion or Lamb: Which Do You Need?

Have you ever considered reading the book of Revelation when you needed some encouragement? Most people avoid this book altogether due to the rich but confusing symbols. I confess, the symbolism can be confusing but once understood, Revelation becomes a very practical comfort in the midst of daily life. Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Suffering, Theology | Tags: , , , ,

Doubts: Fatal or Futile?

As you move further and deeper into the human heart, doubts can become a bit more serious, stubborn, and chronic. They can be doubts about moving towards someone who has broken trust with you, or doubts regarding if God really and truly cares for you and is good. These types of doubts, spiritual in nature, have the ability to unmoor a person. Doubts like these often serve as the doorway towards deeper issues like depression, paralyzing fear, and chronic anxiety Continue reading

Topics: Faith, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Trust | Tags: , , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: A Church Addresses Sexual Abuse—Hope and Restoration

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 resources: A Church Addresses Sexual Abuse: Part—Hope and Restoration after Sexual Abuse by Brad Hambrick. Continue reading

Topics: Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse, Video | Tags: , , , ,

BCC Weekend Resource: A Church Addresses Sexual Abuse—Preparation

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 resources from A Church Addresses Sexual Abuse: Preparation by Brad Hambrick. Continue reading

Topics: Local Church Ministry, Pastoral Resources, People in Need of Care, People Who Offer Care, People Who Train Caregivers, Sexual Abuse | Tags: , , , ,

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