Prayer is communication with God, so as Christians it is important that it is more than just formal, memorised prayers but you must speak to God, telling the Lord in our own words what we think and feel. Prayer is an essential part of Christians lives and has been since its earliest days. It is the crucial component of the Christian faith as it is the tradition of communication with God. The role of personal prayer rituals plays a very significant role in the tradition since Christian’s model their lives on the example of Jesus. Personal prayer is the prayer of an individual.
Introduction: A. Attention Getter: According to John Townsend, Ph.D., Christian Counseling or in other words Christian Therapy is defined as an active and specific involvement in your sanctification it’s not If about restoring your innocence; it’s about redeeming you. Some people come to counseling because they want to restore life to the way it used to be. B. Reason to Listen: Good Christian counseling combines modern methods of counseling with scriptural principles, using biblical truths as the reference point for integration.
Core Conditions & Core Skills According to Clinton, Ohlschlager, & Centore, building an effective caring and counseling ministry starts with the counselor. As well, a Christian counselor that demonstrates spiritual maturity, and emotional health possess certain characteristics that reflect “core conditions” and “core skills” such as: * Genuineness. The Christian counselor must live out the change he/she desires to see in a client. We must practice what we preach, so to speak. * Warmth.
Even though forgiveness is a part of the Church in that it is expressed in God's Word, social scientists such as Smedes (1984) and Worthington and DiBlasio (1990) explored the topic even more in the recent years. Enright's process model and Worthington's REACH model also emphasize forgiveness. Enright's process model delivers us four stages of forgiveness: uncovering anger, deciding to forgive, working on forgiveness, and the outcome. It has been discovered that this roadmap to forgiveness actually helps in the psychological healing of the victim. Worthington's model adds to this theory by proposing that a supportive environment helps provide empathy for the offender, in which empathy is the key to forgiving.
Book Review Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential Into Reality Gary R Collins, PhD. Julie Donahue Liberty University LIFC 501-D03 Abstract Dr. Gary Collins divides Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality into seven sections: foundations of Christian coaching, skills of Christian coaching; assessment in Christian coaching; vision in Christian coaching; strategy, action, and obstacles in Christian coaching, specialties in Christian coaching; and the practice of Christian coaching. In this paper, I will summarize the key points of the book, share my personal response to the material, and describe how I will apply the material to my work as a life coach. In Part 1: Foundations of Christian Coaching, Collins defines coaching; describes a good coach; discusses the process of changing, and relates coaching to leadership. Coaching helps people find greater fulfillment in life.
“Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee” (1 Tim 4:16, KJV). In this vein, this paper will examine the validity of Charles Spurgeon’s theological foundations for Pastoral Ministry and their relevance for today’s pastor. A comprehensive analysis of two specific theological foundations from Spurgeon will corroborate their critical relevance for the success of today’s Pastoral Ministry. Spurgeon
Foster and Dallas Willard as an integral part of the Christian faith. This is evident in the branch of theology known as “Spiritual Theology.” Singaporean theologian Simon Chan, describes spiritual theology as “arises from personal experience of God in Jesus Christ and reflecting on that experience leads to a deeper experiential knowledge of God.” The focus of spiritual theology is on the practical implications of how the understanding of God affects our understanding of the nature and goal of Christian life. Meyer further discusses spiritual theology in two components: “Spiritual theology has been the academic study of Christian formation. It has been divided into two fields: ascetic theology and mystical theology. Ascetic theology focuses upon much of what we term “discipleship” today.
From this sourcebook, I was able grasp the importance of 3rd and 4th century church fathers to sound doctrine and Christian thought. Spiritual leaders should reflect a life of correct living and Godly lifestyle to be to be a worthy candidate as mentor and a example to other disciples Smither’s work is an excellent tool for undergraduate and graduate seminary students studying church history, historical theology, and mentoring concepts for
Liberty University Theological Seminary Comparison Paper of Dr. Larry Crabb book” Effective Biblical Counseling” By. Brad Pratt PACO 507-D02 LUO Submitted To: Dr. Jade Kim 11/2/14 Summary This comparison paper is on the book by Larry Crabb “Effective Biblical Counseling”. This book is design to be "a model for helping caring Christians become capable counselors”. “My purpose in writing this volume is to think through a model of counseling that can be gracefully integrated into functional at the local church In my view any approach to counseling that is truly biblical will work most effectively when carried out in the context of the local body of believers.”. The 10 constructs this paper will deal with are primary goal, development
There are several psychologists that believe mental health can be subdued by prescription medicine and/or positive reinforcements. Christian counselors know that Christ is THE truth (see John 14:6). The Christian faith allows for a strong conviction that Christ is the only healer for individuals with mental illnesses. When asked what Christian counselors believe, Dr. Kimberly Hartfield (2011) explains it as the following, “Christian counselors believe that the Bible is the ultimate standard of authority for believers, and that the power of the Holy Spirit adds God’s enabling Spirit to the counseling process.” (Hartfield, 2011 para. 2) Discipleship Counseling Through the use of personal and professional experiences, Dr. Neil T. Anderson (2003) lays the foundation for future counselors to use as a guide to reach mentally ill individuals in his book Discipleship Counseling (Anderson, 2003).