Three Goals of Effective Discipleship Training

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Written by BCC Director of Training, Dr. Joel Badal When it comes to our spiritual lives, the benefits received from relationships with well-trained individuals can be immense. For over 23 years, I have had the privilege of serving in a variety of ministries. Each of them focused on discipleship of God’s people in fulfilling Ephesians 4:11, “equipping people to do … Read More

How Friendships Bring Hope to Mental Health Struggles

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This article is part of our new series on Mental Health. In this series, our counselors hope to call churches and Christians to re-engage with the discussion and care for mental health struggles. Many professional counselors would prefer that “church people” not get involved in helping people with mental health struggles. Perhaps they have heard horror stories of uninformed friends … Read More

Mental Health, Theology, and Why the Heart Matters

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This article is part of our new series on Mental Health. In this series, our counselors hope to call churches and Christians to re-engage with the discussion and care for mental health struggles. A 50-year-old successful businessman named “Joe” is spiraling out of control, and everyone around him seems to know it, except him. He sold his company during the … Read More

Reaching Your Teen’s Heart – How Parents Can Speak the Truth in Love

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This article is written by Mark Massey, Executive Director of Victory Family Ministries As parents, the ones most intimately connected to our children, we sometimes find ourselves at a total loss as to who they really are. It might be a sudden revelation of activities, friends, or thinking, or it might be a reflection on their life trajectory that causes us to … Read More

How the Gospel Shapes Mental Health Conversations

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This article is part of our new series on Mental Health. In this series, our counselors hope to call churches and Christians to re-engage with the discussion and care for mental health struggles. Whenever our counselors speak or write about mental health in a Christian context, we expect to disappoint some people. We’ve even come to find out that some … Read More

Why Christians Don’t Talk About Mental Health Struggles

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This is the first article in our new series on Mental Health. In this series, our counselors hope to call churches and Christians to re-engage with the discussion and care for mental health struggles. There has perhaps never been a more confusing time for Christians and church leaders to address the topic of mental health. Corporate America and the media … Read More

Equipping Biblical Counselors – Author Q&A with Bob Kellemen

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Editor’s Note: Dr. Tim Allchin, Dr. Ron Allchin, and Sherry Allchin co-wrote the forward to this updated edition of Bob Kellemen’s book. Our hearts so resonate with his vision and practical experience, and we wanted to recommend this book to the many churches and students we partner with in counseling training. Author Interview Question: “Bob, what’s the big idea behind Equipping … Read More

4 Ways to Address Teen Tech Addiction

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This article was written by BCC Counselor Brandon Lowery as part of our new series on addiction. In this series, our counselors are sharing how everyone can understand, overcome, and find freedom from addiction. My twelve-year-old son looked up with a sheepish frown as I walked into his bedroom. He was gripping the smartphone we had gifted him a couple … Read More

Practical Advice for Living with an Addict

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This article was written by BCC Founder and Counselor Dr. Ron Allchin as part of our new series on addiction. In this series, our counselors are sharing how everyone can understand, overcome, and find freedom from addiction. Living with an addict requires the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job! Solomon, the wisest man of his time, had many … Read More