How Training Impacts Ordinary People

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Giving HelpLeave a Comment

Why would ordinary people invest their time and resources to learn biblical counseling? Read the following testimony from one of our recent students for an example. “What a difference biblical counseling has made in my life! In taking this training, I now truly understand that every answer to life’s struggles is found in the Scriptures. Being a part of this … Read More

Finding Hope in Hard Times

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope1 Comment

One of the best-known passages in the Bible is Proverbs 3:5-6. However, the verses that follow are just as important for us to get the full idea of what’s being taught. Understanding these verses can bring us great hope if we will trust God with our future. Even in times of great difficulty, this passage gives us four reasons why we … Read More

Experiencing Peace Because of Promises Kept

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope1 Comment

The period between the end of the Old Testament prophets and the coming of Jesus is often referred to as the silent period. In Luke 1, after Mary revealed to her relatives how God had chosen her to bear a son, Zechariah’s prayer of praise is recorded to remind us about the significance of what was about to transpire. Zechariah … Read More

Finding Peace in Imperfect Timing

Brandon LoweryFor Those Seeking Hope2 Comments

Here’s a conversation or internal narrative we’ve all had at one time or another: “I honestly start the day with a positive attitude and it just seems like there’s always something that comes against me; something goes wrong, then something else. I really try but I just get so tired of it. I find myself huffing and murmuring, ‘Like I … Read More

Sharing Peace at Christmas

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Giving Help1 Comment

When the shepherds were standing in the field that night, they announced the arrival of “Peace on Earth.” This peace would be possible through a relationship with God. Jesus had come near, to bring hope and help to all who would receive it. This was “Good News” of peace with God through trusting in Him. Despite the peace that is available … Read More

How You Can Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking Hope4 Comments

Thanksgiving through New Year’s can be a rough time for many, especially if thoughts of home create more nervous tension than eager anticipation. In Colossians 3:12-15, Paul unpacks his recipe for how we can find peace within us and around us during the holiday season. “[12] Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, … Read More

How to Respond to Concerning Behavior

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Giving Help1 Comment

What’s your response when someone’s concerning behavior becomes known? How does your church or church leadership respond? Consider the following scenarios that churches may encounter in their congregation. A church board member laughs about trying marijuana gummies on the golf course with his friends on their annual golf trip to San Diego. A youth worker confesses they needed a designated … Read More

It’s Good to Grieve

Dr. Donna HartFor Those Giving Help, For Those Seeking HopeLeave a Comment

Death causes us to be angry because it comes into our world like an unexpected slap in the face. As one researcher said, “Death is a social disease, like V.D. It is not polite, not well-mannered.”[1] King Solomon concurred: “No man has authority to restrain the wind…or authority over the day of death” (Ecclesiastes 8:8). When death enters our social circles or … Read More