When to end counseling is always a judgment call that requires a lot of wisdom. The decision to bring the counseling process to a close is sometimes clear, but often not.
How do we apply the gospel to same-sex attraction? Why does a teenager struggling with self-cutting need to hear about justification by faith alone? How in the world can a biblical doctrine of God help a husband prone to anger?
How should you, as a pastor, think about receiving criticism? Consider six things.
We have a “in-house” church data base that our staff manages so that we can regularly and often reproduce a church membership directory. While I’m sure there are a lot of reason why you might want a self-managed church membership directory, let me suggest a few for you to consider: If you use a […]
How can pastors avoid burning out as they compassionately care for their people? Here are thirteen suggestions to consider: You are not the Lord. The most dangerous thing about counseling is thinking you can change people, when it is really only the Lord who transforms hearts. Obviously, you are a means of God’s grace in their life, […]
Sometimes shepherds need to get on the phone in order to care together for straying sheep.
Struthers’ research helps us to understand how pornography rewires the brain.
These authors understand that the proper context for spiritual growth is a local church and not our own individualistic endeavors.
How should the Bible’s teaching about men and women inform my pastoral work?
If you neglect to teach your people biblical application you have failed to shepherd the flock adequately.
I want to argue that there are distinct advantages to doing specialized counseling in the context of one’s local church, and I would even propose that it should be the norm.
Every Christian should either be discipling someone else, be discipled by someone else, or be doing both.
By equipping your members to counsel one another, you enable them to do the front-line work of ministry. Here are twenty ways to cultivate a culture of counseling and discipleship in your church.