Rush Witt

Pastor, Paramount Church

Rush is the lead pastor of Paramount Church (Columbus, Ohio), a church plant in committed to biblical counseling. He has an M. Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently completing a D. Min. in Biblical Counseling, developing a strategy for incorporating biblical counseling ministry in North American Church Plants. Rush and his wife, Kathryn, have three small children.

Latest Comments on Resources by Rush Witt

Mike Parks commented about Church Planting and Biblical Counseling: Building a Bridge on October 22

Matt, here is a link to the church Rush and I are planting. You
can see the BC influence there, http://www.paramountcolumbus.c…

 

 

Mike Parks commented about Church Planting and Biblical Counseling: Building a Bridge on October 22

Thank you for the kind words, Dr. Jones!

 

 

Robert Jones commented about Church Planting and Biblical Counseling: Building a Bridge on October 21

As one who wears many hats related Rush’s post—his friend and DMin BC prof at Southeastern Seminary (SEBTS), a BCC Council member, and an Elder and Director of BC Training at Open Door w/ my lead pastor Dwayne Milioni—I am thrilled to see Rush’s vision and the team he is assembling. Since Jesus regularly met people when they raised a question or evidenced some personal need, I can think of no wiser strategy to reach people in our psychologized and relationally-disordered culture than BC. Let’s pray that churches, pastors, planters, and mission sending agencies see the powerful impact that a BC focus can have in church planting nationally and internationally.

Kevin Kirby commented about Church Planting and Biblical Counseling: Building a Bridge on October 20

This is great to see such a topic. We are right in the middle of this very thing. Our counseling center was started in another church where I pastored for over 26 years. When that church closed down, we were led by God to begin a new church plant with the SBC (Founders friendly) and brought our counseling center with us. This has been a huge blessing in establishing our church in 2 ways: 1. Through our training (we are one of 44 NANC Certified Training Centers), we have been able to equip the members in solid biblical outreach with the gospel and 2. The counseling center itself has been an outreach to our community as we provide a faith-based service to those in our area.
Our only concern has been financial support. We have yet to find any church willing to partner with us for this “missionary” work in northern California. But I am thoroughly convinced that church plant and biblical counseling belong together. So much of the church plant movement is light weight and strives to be “contextual” (whatever that means), felt needs oriented, and loses sight of the message of the gospel. Biblical counseling, I believe, ensures that a church plant is grounded in the gospel.

Matt commented about Church Planting and Biblical Counseling: Building a Bridge on October 19

Bob,

Here is the link to the first of the series on church planting. The other two posts will be coming out this week. http://thecripplegate.com/caut…

I would love to talk with you more some time. I briefly talked with you at the NANC conference a few weeks back about how this idea of developing and fostering a culture of counseling in the church is what I am writing my thesis on. It would be good to bounce ideas off someone who has been doing this longer than I have.