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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
That Discussion You’re Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity
How to dive into crucial conversations without clamming up or lashing out.
conversation is about. I've found this to be especially helpful in pastoral counseling situations and when confronting people about significant issues. Bring clarity
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.
6 Reasons Many Pastors Don’t Need An Office Any More
For most pastors, a desk in an office is one of the least creative spaces imaginable.
Joyful, frustrating, heartbreaking, boring, wonderful, life-changing hours. Hours spent studying, praying, counseling, crying, laughing, discipling, planning, organizing and so much more.
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
He was taking care of the thief on the cross next to him. He was counseling John as to what to do with his mother. He was thinking of others even from his own cross.
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.
The Weight of Stress in Ministry
Women are three times as likely to experience depression.
Catherine Weber, PhD, writes in her article “Women and Depression” from Christian Counseling Today: “Women are three times as likely as men to be impacted by major depression