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

The Sneaky Lies of Shame!

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Shame: Do you believe its lies? I recently spoke to someone regarding harsh words they had said to another. This acquaintance said they just “couldn’t forgive themselves.” After gently pointing out the theological inaccuracy of this statement, I started pondering their feelings of shame over the incident. From personal experience, I can tell you that shame can keep you up … Read More

OCD: Biblical Help and Hope Now

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OCD. . .Can biblical counselors help people who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder? Find out as you read this article by Lucy Ann Moll, D.Min. candidate. Her article appeared first here at The Biblical Counseling Coalition and is used by permission. Glenna[i] twists a Kleenex in her hands and looks out the window of the counseling office. The Crayola-blue sky belies the … Read More

Reaching a Child’s Heart for Christ

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Reaching a child’s heart for Christ is something every Christian parent desires, right? This honest post by guest writer Barbara Reaoch appeared first here on Revive Our Hearts and is used by permission. When I was asked to lead the Children’s Division at Bible Study Fellowship, I knew it was a great privilege. But how naïve and prideful I was to think my experience … Read More

2 New Offices! We’re Expanding!

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TWO NEW OFFICES: Yes, we’re expanding from four Chicagoland locations to SIX! Two new offices means more opportunity to counsel hurting people, share the gospel, and make connections at churches and in the communities. And — get this — we’re getting a great financial deal on the space! The office space in both locations has been kindly donated to BCC. … Read More

Reformation! Martin Luther, Gospel and Counseling

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Today marks the 500th anniversary of the event that sparked the Protestant Reformation.  On Oct. 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the wooden doors of a Roman Catholic church in Wittenberg, Germany. In his theses, Luther, a Catholic monk, attacked the church’s corruption and indulgences-for-sale system. Shares pastor Kevin DeYoung at The Gospel Coalition: One of the things … Read More

5 Reasons the Resurrection Brings Hope

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RESURRECTION: As Easter Sunday approaches, have you wondered about the resurrection of Jesus Christ? How does the resurrection bring you hope? This article by counselor Lucy Ann Moll, a doctoral student in biblical counseling, appeared first at her website and is used with permission. Hope is something God knows all of us needs. Aren’t we in a world of hurt? … Read More

9 Questions to Discovering Your God-Given Design

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To help you determine your God-given design, work through these nine questions. Brad Hambrick — Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, NC — developed these questions that appeared first here on Biblical Counseling Coalition website. Used with permission. If the law of God can be summarized in a positive command, then we consider how to “run to” God … Read More