The Blessing of Serving in Multiethnic Ministry

Nicolas Ellen

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In this post Nicolas Ellen reminds us to make discipleship—rather than race or ethnicity—the focus of our private ministries of the Word. This is important as our world becomes “smaller” through increased travel and broader Internet-based communications. There are, of course, differences in cultures that we must keep in mind as we share the Scriptures with other people. Wise ministry requires that we figure out how to present the transcultural message of the gospel in an understandable way, and this is where understanding differences in cultures is important. To that end, we encourage you to consider registering for the upcoming Global Summit in June. Visit the website at http://bccglobalsummit.org. Continue reading

Failure in the Counseling Room, Part 1

Anonymous

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It’s an uncomfortable topic, but one I think about regularly: my shortcomings and limitations in the counseling room. The context for seeing one’s shortcomings in the counseling room may vary from counselor to counselor, but three common themes seem to regularly recycle in conversations with other counselors. Continue reading

BC in the UK

Steve Midgley

BCInTheUK

As we continue to count down the days—yes, days—before the Biblical Counseling Coalition’s Global Summit (June 5-7, 2016), we once again want to take some time to hear about the impact of biblical counseling (BC) elsewhere in the world. This post takes us across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom (UK). Steve Midgley offers his observations of the kind of reception and impact BC is starting to have in the UK. Continue reading

Harvesting Where I Didn’t Plant

Amy Baker

HarvestWherePlant

As a counselor, it has often been my joy to watch people change and grow–and sometimes my sadness to see people remain stuck in habits of thinking and practice that lead to increasing hopelessness). In most of the situations where I get to watch those I counsel change and grow, others have been involved long before me, faithfully loving and walking alongside the person whom I now get to counsel. Continue reading

A Biblical Counseling Revolution in French

Matthieu Caron

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We are getting closer and closer to the watershed Global Summit (June 5-7). Our desire is to broaden your awareness of how biblical counseling is making an impact across the globe. Today, we are revisiting a post from 2015 that reveals how the Holy Spirit is using biblical counseling in the French-speaking province of Quebec. Continue reading

Be Slow to Speak

Jim Newheiser

SlowToSpeak

Concern about civility in public discourse has been a major topic during the recent presidential contest. I chose to watch one of the Republican debates and was shocked to hear the petty name-calling and crude insults coming from men who were aspiring to occupy the oval office. Many in the media expressed concern that those who wish to be president should be held to a higher standard than what the public has witnessed in recent months. We as Christian leaders should be held to an even higher standard. Continue reading

Transforming Our Friendships

Colin Mattoon

Colin Mattoon

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One area of life that Christians often don’t realize they are conformed and in need of transformation is their friendships. Friendship is the most important—but least talked about—subject in the church. Every hour of every day is affected by our friendships. Continue reading

God’s Global Purpose: Biblical Counseling Beyond Our Borders

Kevin Hurt

GodsGlobalPurpose

The countdown to the Global Summit continues. We hope you are getting more and more excited about hearing from biblical counselors serving the Lord across the globe! We invite you to visit the Summit website and register to participate. Today’s blog, originally posted last summer by Kevin Hurt, reminds us that God’s purpose is to bring His Word to bear on the lives of people all over the world. How are you part of God’s global vision? Continue reading