The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling. Writing in the Journal of Biblical Counseling, an anonymous female counselor describes an experience with Julia, a six-year-old client.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
Many introverted pastors are great in counseling/visitation/discipling and many extroverted pastors are terrible. Jesus doesn't call pastors to be one-and-done counseling hammers.
Counseling Others When You Have Your Own "Me Too" Story
How to walk alongside sexual assault victims when you’ve been a victim yourself
Counseling Others When You Have Your Own "Me Too" Story. How to walk alongside sexual assault victims when you've been a victim yourself. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4.
How Churches Can Partner with Outside Counselors
It’s about supplementing, not replacing, pastoral care.
tool: Counseling Policies and Practices Counseling Policies and Practices BCLStore.com. Learn More. From a Counselor: Rebecca Meyer. The sermon
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
2. Provide the proper training. Teach your leaders how to provide pastoral care and brief forms of counseling. Most congregational leaders are volunteers with limited ministry training.
4 Myths about Responding to Spousal Abuse
Despite our good intentions, these misconceptions can turn a bad situation worse.
For pastors, saying “make sure you're safe” may feel uncomfortably close to counseling “leave your marriage for good.” Pursuing safety and honoring the covenant might seem like either
3 Ways to Maximize Co-Pastoring
Effective co-pastoring requires more than just dividing up tasks.
None at all. We both had degrees in ministry and were pursuing master's level education. We had the tools we needed for exegesis, pastoral counseling, and leadership.
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
Counseling is a wise option for mitigating burnout and cultivating lasting, life-giving practices to help you flourish in your ministry role. What happens
Lead from Where You Are
Give to others from your own walk with God.
Finish the leadership team agenda. Start Bible study outline. Counseling appointment at 11 am Strategic planning meeting at 2 pm Finalize next semester's small-group curriculum.
How Can Churches Treat Their Staffs Well?
An experienced executive pastor offers insights on compensation, job descriptions, and more.
That's right. If you take a pastor who's really good at counseling and put them in an administrative role, they're going to be working with their non-dominant hand all week long.
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
I think of students like the young woman who sat sobbing in my office during her premarital counseling, sharing the sordid story of her relationship with her father, and her refusal to
Why I See a Counselor
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman. Why I See a Counselor. This is the sacred space of counseling.