Coaching helps people find greater fulfillment in life. Coaching is not counseling, mentoring, discipling or consulting. Each of these practices involves accountability, encouragement, and a commitment to growth (Collins, 2009, p. 17), but coaching is a unique process that encourages clients to make their own judgments and decisions (p. 18). The Christian coach places an emphasis on an eternal purpose (p. 22). Christian coaches bring a biblical worldview; live out their Christian faith; understand that they cannot be completely neutral; and pray regularly for their clients (pp 24-25).
Just as God said He will meet us at our place of need, the Holy Spirit will guide us and mature us as we commit to spending time in and studying the Word, being mentored, and surrendering our lives to God. Becoming a disciple is a joint process between the person, the church, mentors and leaders, and the Holy Spirit. There is much to learn and adapt to in order to become a disciple of Jesus Christ. There is an expression that is used regarding raising children: “It takes a village.” This is also applicable in the making of a disciple. The local church is responsible for evangelizing within the community and reaching out to those who don’t know Christ.
We believe in holy Christian living, and that we must have concern for the hurts and social needs of our fellow men. We believe we are to use every means possible to bring the salvation message to women and families in crisis pregnancies. We believe the power of the Holy Spirit will assist them to be better parents, spouses and productive members of society. We individually and collectively affirm and adhere to the above Belief
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.
Romans and Christian Worldview Bible 425-B05 3/1/2015 Because of Paul, the book of Romans teaches us about so many aspects of the Christian life. Paul’s letter was not meant to be a systematic theology, but rather a letter presentation of the Gospel. The book of Romans covers a wide variety of topics that are essential for followers of Christ to live by. The topics creation, sin, salvation, eschatology, ethics, and theology are the key points found in Paul’s letter, and understanding each is key to the growth of every believer’s relationship with God. CREATION On the first topic, creation, Paul teaches in Romans 1:19-20 that the world was spoken into existence by God.
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.
Journal Article Review II: The Church as Forgiving Community: An Initial Model Journal Article Review II: The Church As Forgiving Community: An Initial Model Summary Magnuson and Enright (2008) offer a discussion of forgiveness and how important it is to the complex human being. Forgiveness is first recognized in the Bible. It is a way of ending resentment and responding to others in a generously. Forgiveness does not involve forgetting the unjust act that occurred, but it offers mercy to the offender (Magnuson & Enright, 2008). 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.
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
Ascetic theology focuses upon much of what we term “discipleship” today. It looks at our training (askēsis), especially in terms of practicing various spiritual disciplines, as practical steps in putting to death our old nature of sin so that we can walk in the freedom of the Spirit…mystical theology looks upon our intimate encounter with God. What we call “experiencing God’s presence in prayer” or “feeling God in worship,” is what Christian mysticism is about.” Therefore, spiritual theology is the study of spiritual formation which is described as the process of being “conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.” How this discipline
A Study of Godly Ethics The Principles of a Biblical Worldview The Bible establishes the guidelines of God's ethical boundaries for all Christ followers. On some issues, God's Word speaks explicitly; however, there is less clarity in other matters and more need for discernment. As Christians learn, accept, and live the reality of Christ, they move towards a life of godliness.1 Through this process, Christians can begin to discern more clearly and live out a biblical worldview.2 Christ followers should be characterized by truth.3 If they are to be characterize by truth, what truth is must be interpreted. In John 17:17, Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them by the truth, your word is truth.” God has expressed Himself through Scripture; His Word is true, reliable, eternal, and the sacred authority.4 The Bible is the very word of God and should be the starting point for all thinking.5 Jesus also said that He is the truth.6 Jesus exemplifies wisdom and knowledge.7 God loves His creation enough to tell them how to live and promises to give understanding to those who seek Him.8 The root of man's dilemma often comes from not seeking God or misinterpreting the nature of God's truth.9 “The reason so few people act like Christians is that they do not think like Christians.”10 How then does one begin to think like a Christian? Christianity should be seen as the outline for godly decision making and a strategy for daily living.11 The Word of God has the final jurisdiction and is pertinent for the choices that Christians must make, many of which have moral consequences.