Biblical Counseling and the Church
: As people face addictions, deal with loss and grief, and seek help in restoring broken relationships, where can they turn for counsel and assistance? The local church has been uniquely blessed with the gift of the gospel and is...
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As people face addictions, deal with loss and grief, and seek help in restoring broken relationships, where can they turn for counsel and assistance? The local church has been uniquely blessed with the gift of the gospel and is able to offer hope and counsel that no other institution on earth can.
In Biblical Counseling and the Church, Bob Kellemen and Kevin Carson have assembled over twenty respected ministry leaders who examine the relationship between counseling and the church. This comprehensive resource, part of the Biblical Counseling Coalition series, helps leaders and counselors develop a vision that goes beyond being a church with a biblical counseling ministry to becoming a church of biblical counseling-a church culture that is saturated by "one-another" ministry.
Divided into five parts, Biblical Counseling and the Church will help church leaders:
Unite the pulpit ministry of preaching the Word with the personal ministry of the Word in counseling Offer practical and theological training to equip counselors Launch and lead a counseling ministry, regardless of the size of your church Bring together the relational focus of small group ministry with the ministry of care and counseling Better understand the relationship between biblical counseling, church discipline, and conflict resolution Learn how to use counseling in outreach through "missional" biblical counseling-moving biblical counseling beyond the doors of the church and into the world
Bob Kellemen, ThM, PhD, is the executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and the founder and CEO of RPM Ministries. Bob has pastored for over a dozen years and now serves as chair of the MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Seminary (Maryland). He is the author of nine books, including Equipping Counselors for Your Church.
- :forewordintroductionchapter 1: The Legacy, Present, And Future Of Counseling In The Church - Howard Eyrich And Jonathan Holmespart One: More Than Counseling: A Vision For The Entire Churchchapter 2: A Church Of Biblical Counseling - Steve Viars And Brad Bigneychapter 3: The Beauty Of Church-based One-another Ministry - Deepak Rejuchapter 4: Contrasting Approaches To Counseling In The Church - Garrett Higbeechapter 5: Uniting The Pulpit And Personal Ministry Of The Word - Kevin Carson And Paul Tautgespart Two: Equipping Biblical Counselorschapter 6: Equipping Counselors For Your Church - Ron Allchin And Bob Kellemenchapter 7: Launching And Leading A Counseling Ministry In The ?large Church? - John Henderson And Greg Cookchapter 8: Launching And Leading A Counseling Ministry In The ?mid-size Church? - Rod Mays And Jim Newheiserchapter 9: Launching And Leading A Counseling Ministry In The ?smaller Church And/or Church Plant? - Dwayne Bond And Sue Nicewanderchapter 10: Launching And Leading A Counseling Ministry In A Multicultural Church - Charles Ware And Nicolas Ellenchapter 11: Launching And Leading A Counseling Ministry In An International Setting - Wayne Vanderweir And Steve Timmischapter 12: Legal And Ethical Issues In Church Counseling Equippingv - Mike Emlet And Brad Hambrickpart Three: Biblical Counseling And Small Group Ministrychapter 13: Counseling And Uncommon Community - Garrett Higbeechapter 14: Counseling And Redemption Groups - Mike Wilkerson And Abe Mysenburgchapter 15: Counseling And The Grace Ev Free Model (title To Be Developed) - Brad Bigney And Ken Longchapter 16: Counseling And The Village Church Model (title To Be Developed) - Lee Lewis And Michael Snetzerpart Four: Biblical Counseling And Relational Conflictchapter 17: Counseling, The Local Church, And Church Discipline - Robert Cheong And Robert Joneschapter 18: Counseling, The Local Church, And Conflict Resolution - Ernie Baker And Judy Dablerpart Five: Biblical Counseling And Missional Outreachchapter 19: Counseling, The Local Church, And Community Outreach - Steve Viars And Rob Greenchapter 20: Counseling And Evangelism - Randy Patten And Jack Delkchapter 21: The Missional Vision And Impact Of Biblical Counseling - Ed Welch And Sam Williamschapter 22: Counseling, The Local Church, And The Para-church - David Powlison And Heath Lambertchapter 23 Counseling, The Local Church, And The Academy - Jeremy Pierre And Lilly Parkconclusion: Tbd Appendix 1: The Biblical Counseling Coalition Confessional Statementappendix 2: The Biblical Counseling Coalition Doctrinal Statementbibliography Of Sourcesindex