Have you ever heard of a pastor falling into gross sin? Did you stop to wonder why it happened? Every situation is different, but there are several commonalities, one of which is the breakdown of the devotional life. In most cases, the individual stops having a quiet time. In some cases, they maintain their devotions, but in reality, they are meeting with a God of their own imagination. Whether you’re counseling, a pastor or serving at a church picnic, your quiet time can set you up for ministry success. Here are 6 ways a focus on your quiet time helps achieve ministry success.
Not far from where I live there is pastor whose marriage has broken down. Yet, he is still in ministry. If your marriage or a friend’s marriage was having difficulties, would you go to him for help? Why not? It obvious that there are certain commitments that the biblical counselor must hold to. So, what are the private commitments of a biblical counselor? (more…)
Becoming a biblical counselor is not as simple as just saying we use the Bible in counseling. The Bible must be allowed to permeate every part of our worldview. But there are 10 pillars of a counselor’s worldview that the word of God must clearly inform. These 10 pillars have important implications for the way a counselor will approach and help people solve problems. Here are the 10 pillars of a counselor’s worldview that must be thoroughly biblical to legitimately be called a biblical counselor. (more…)
Counseling is about addressing and resolving the problems associated with the human condition. But what are these problems, and how can we determine how to resolve them? How should Christians discern between different counseling approaches? (more…)