Caring Like Christ, Part 4

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Caring Like Christ

In this session of Caring Like Christ, the focus is Sanctification Understood. The first post in this mini-series gave an essential overview. The second post looked at Biblical Shepherding. The third post covered Reaching the Heart. At the bottom of this post, we have a special announcement for you! (Note from Ed.–When this post first published on 1-15-15, the cost of Level 1 courses were misreported. The actual cost is accurately listed in this update…and it’s lower!)

If you haven’t signed up for our FB event — it’s free — and would like to join and receive extra downloads and resource links, simply travel here for the link. We have a special announcement there later this week.

Why Sanctification Matters in Biblical Counseling

What do shepherding and counseling have to do with sanctification? They seek to help people change to become progressively more like Jesus! Progressive sanctification is the process of gradual change to become more faithful, fruitful, and joyful in one’s walk with God.

While some temporary change is possible apart from God and scripture, biblical change happens from the inside out. Remember what you discovered about the heart in the previous training video? Just as we need to turn to God to change our hearts, we rely on the Holy Spirit to transform us.

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18, ESV

Today you’ll also learn the three crucial tenses of sanctification–important to understanding and living out the Christian faith.

Sanctification Understood Training Video

Now let’s listen to Dr. Ron Allchin, D.Min., executive director of Biblical Counseling Center, as he continues the training in our Caring Like Christ module.

Our Heart’s Desire

Biblical Counseling Center’s desire is helping churches care for people. Wouldn’t it be comforting if some people at your church were trained in biblical counseling and compassionately and effectively cared for the hurting?

Here’s an idea. Why not forward this Introduction to Biblical Counseling mini-series to your pastor?

This mini-series sets you on the road to helping the hurting in your church and neighborhood through biblical counseling, which is gospel-centered, practical, and life-transforming.

Ron Allchin

This material is part of our larger 24 lesson Foundation of Biblical Counseling series that is available online at

Biblical Counseling Center has taught our Foundations course to tens of 1000s in the United States and worldwide. Our desire is to help churches care for people by reclaiming the opportunity to counsel the hurting in their midst and community.

Do you want to begin a biblical counseling ministry in your church? We would love to talk with you further about how we can help you develop your counseling model and ministry. Please contact us at  for more information about our many training and partnership options.

Get Your Download

Permission is granted to make copies of the accompanying PDF — class notes and sanctification graphics and assignments — for personal ministry use, but these documents may not be altered, modified, or incorporated into another training program in any way.


Biblical Counseling Center has never done this before:

Today through noon Friday, January 23, 2015,

we will give you 3 courses for the price of 2.

Normally the three Level 1 courses altogether would cost $450.

You can get these three courses for only $300.

Plus, we offer a payment plan. Please contact us to discuss monthly payments that work in your budget.

CERTIFICATE: When you finish these 3 online courses — Foundations in Biblical Counseling, Contemporary Issues, and Portraits (video of actual counseling sessions in our offices) — you receive a Certificate in Lay Counseling from Biblical Counseling Center.

And you get 100s of downloadables you can use in biblically counseling others.

All of us at Biblical Counseling Center hope and pray that you will take this training. You can become a Biblical Counselor in your church and community. You can use this training to improve your personal relationships and to help deepen your faith in God.

We hope you’re enjoying the FREE online Caring Like Christ training.

On Tuesday, you’ll get “Deciding to Get Involved,” a training video and downloads helping you learn how to build relationships with counselees, build hope in counselees, and build support for counseless.

P.S. The huge price reduction in our 3 courses for a certificate runs today through noon Friday, January 23.

To get your discount — 3 courses for the price of two — please email and say: “I want the 3 for 2 discount.”

A member of our staff will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

Do you or someone you know need counseling?

We are passionate about helping hurting people. We provide Skype counseling for people across the country, and live counseling in 5 offices across the Chicagoland area.

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Are you interested in learning to counsel others?

We believe that the Bible has the answers for a hurting world. We are passionate about training people and churches, through online courses and events, to help those in need.

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