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Category Archives: Pastoral Resources

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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More FAQs about Biblical Counseling

With so much offered today in the form of “relational and personal help,” it is important that we understand what we are doing as biblical counselors and what makes biblical counseling different from other forms of counseling. Continue reading

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

Why Small Group Leaders Need To Be “OCD”

So when we say “OCD,” it’s just a play on words. It is not about struggling with obsessive thoughts or compulsive behavior. Our use of “OCD” here is different; it is an acronym for three words that describe a shepherd, “observant, clarifying and discerning.” Proverbs 27:23 states that we should know our flocks well. A good small group leader who is a first responder in soul care is: a careful observer, he or she seeks clarity, and practices spiritual discernment. All three qualities make up godly assessment which helps us to avoid presumption and develop the best way to care for our people. Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Unthinkable Sexual Abuse

I recently learned that a missionary whom I have known and trusted for twenty years has, for his entire adult life, been a sexual predator. He was respected, even revered, both by churches in the US and by thousands of people in the field. He used his position of power, influence, and trust to take advantage of women sexually. My wife and I recently returned from an emergency trip to Asia where we sought to minister to those who have been devastated by this man’s sin, including women who were victims and churches who had looked to this man as an example. While we have read of such situations, we never imagined that we would be in the middle of one. As we have gone through these deep waters we have been reminded of many truths which need to be reinforced. Continue reading

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

Shepherding People Struggling with Addictions

As frustrating as working with people struggling with addiction can be, the biblical counselor must first accept the fact that he or she also falls far short of God’s standards. Continue reading

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