Helping Churches Arrive at Healthier Place

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You’re invited to our 3rd Annual Biblical Counseling Conference in greater Chicago! It’s been a rough year for many churches in Chicago this year. Scandals involving abuse of power, financial mismanagement, sexual impropriety, and cover-ups have all hit the news.  Sadly, many are beginning to wonder if all churches are like this. “We have much work to do.” As a … Read More

Four Realistic Goals for a Church’s First Year of Embracing Biblical Counseling

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I recently talked with several churches that had taken groups to week-long biblical counseling training conferences or purchased curriculum to develop a training process. Unfortunately, they are frustrated because they have little to show for their efforts. They received valuable teaching that they wanted to implement in their church, but they seem no closer to developing a biblical counseling strategy. … Read More

5 Mistakes We Make When Going Through Difficult Times

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This article by Pastor Michael Wallenmeyer appeared first here on his blog and is used with permission.  Pastor Wallenmeyer’s church recently went through the BCC Launch program to train members of his congregation in biblical counseling. What if instead of trying to quickly getting through the trial that may be experiencing we stopped and considered that God is trying to do something … Read More

Discernment for those Considering Leaving a Church

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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

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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

Moving Your Church in the Right Direction with Biblical Counseling

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This post has a free resource at the bottom about the “5 Mistakes Churches Make When Starting a Counseling Ministry“.  The first two posts in this series asserted that: Biblical Counseling is an opportunity to shepherd the church well Churches should embrace equipping counselors in the local church to care for the body in creative and unique ways I don’t … Read More

Stop Ignoring Your Neighbors: Why Biblical Counseling Must Be Part of Every Healthy Church

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This post has a free resource at the bottom regarding “5 Things Your Church Needs to Launch An Effective Biblical Counseling Team“.  Growing up, I lived for nearly 10 years on a cul-de-sac in a Chicago suburb but never physically saw my neighbor. They had a car with tinted windows and they pulled directly into their garage, shut the door, … Read More

Counseling Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Childhood sexual abuse is alarmingly common.  And counseling people who’ve endured childhood sexual abuse is difficult for any counselor. In this article by Joshua Waulk, director of Baylight Counseling, you’ll learn the importance of patience in the counseling process. You’ll also see why the church must get involved.  “We will remember that God waits while we learn.” Diane Langberg, PhD, author of … Read More