Discernment for those Considering Leaving a Church

BCC StaffFor Those Giving Help, For Those Seeking Hope2 Comments

Should we stay or should we go? Many in Chicago-area churches have been wrestling with discerning God’s will for their church. Disillusioned by seemingly high profile stories where character flaws have divided churches, some have concluded that they ought to start looking for a new church home. This is not an easy process, it requires a careful and deliberate effort … Read More

When Your Church Disappoints You

Tim AllchinFor Those Giving Help, For Those Seeking Hope3 Comments

Far too often lately, our counselors at BCC have found ourselves in counseling with those who are questioning the church. Some now consider their church or pastor a “fraud” after seeing him written up in the news or an internet blog. Others in smaller church contexts might have gotten the latest juicy gossip and it sound like their pastor has … Read More

Shepherd or Sheepdog? Leadership Matters!

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We have been talking this week about how to deal with disappointment in church leadership, when and how to leave a church, and how to find a church where you can grow in your walk with God.  The reality is that church culture is often determined by how the leaders views themselves.  Do they mimic Christ in the way they … Read More

Behind the Scenes look at Contemporary Issues Live Event

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Recap Nearly 60 people gathered on Saturday, July 14th to grow in their ability to have conversations that encourage and comfort the hurting in their church and community.  Over the past 29 years, BCC has helped churches all over the United States and internationally grasp how the practicality of God’s word can meet people in their darkest moments of need.  Our Contemporary … Read More

Biblical Counseling Training in Ethiopia

Ron AllchinFor Those Giving Help1 Comment

Dr. Ron Allchin just returned from teaching Biblical counseling at Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the first two weeks of July. This was his 19th year to teach at the college during their “Rainy Season Session” where he has taught BCC’s training courses over the years to hundreds of ETC students and to many others in area … Read More