To obtain maturity, obedience and hopefully a new or a closer relationship with Christ is the ultimate goal in Christian counseling. Maturity will enable the client to have a deeper desire to worship and find their purpose in life (Crabb, L. 1977). As a client matures he will be able to assess his situation in a more mature manner and be able to apply the learned skill received in counseling. Crabb discusses two elements of maturity which are long range character growth and immediate obedience in specific situations which will help them to better please God (Crabb, L. 1977). Roger’s theory similarly assumes will need to demonstrate genuineness and true concern toward the client will yield the same results (Kensit, D.
It is with great importance that I continue to grow and learn as I walk my spiritual path. Attaining all that I possibly can through my education and being able to be a vessel to assist others. I must strengthen my theological background as I continue with life, this is necessary for me if I want to be a good shepherd and counselor. God has placed me at this point for a reason, and I believe that is to grow closer to Him. * Action If I was speaking with a friend, I would most definitely tell them to keep God at the forefront of their lives.
Reading through both, I felt a more personal connection driven towards me when reading “Messy Spirituality” and an adolescent, big-picture connection when reading “The Core”. Messy Spirituality was convicting and spoke straight to the heart of me, because I often speak and feel those words and phrases over me. When reading “The Core” the theme is directed towards developing a healthy youth ministry through biblical principles.
The counselor’s goal should be to help the person find their significance by helping them understand who they are in Christ (Crabb, 71). A person also needs assistance finding security, which is the demand that they be unconditionally loved, accepted and cared for, now and forever [by God] (Crabb, 72). The counselor should seek to help meet these needs through biblical teaching and counseling techniques. 2. Development of problems and personal need (How do the issues come about?)
Exclusivism also described as particularism adopts the position that there is no knowledge of God without Christ. Karl Barth agrees with this viewpoint that salvation is only possible through Christ and includes the concept of “ultimate eschatological victory of grace over unbelief” (McGrath, 2011, p. 436). The exclusivist viewpoint aligns well with the uniqueness of the Christian faith and therefor the necessary missionary response that is part of its reality. The opposing viewpoint is that of the inclusivist approach that allows space for other religions seeing the as milestones along the way towards a faith in Christ (McGrath, 2011). According to McGrath the inclusivist viewpoint became popular in the 1890’s centered on words from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount that He came to fulfill not to destroy.
Planet Wise: A Book Review In the book “Planet Wise,” written by Dave Bookless, we see a very compelling argument in favour of creation care being more than a simple care for the environment around us; for Bookless, creation care is written into the DNA of every Christian in the world. Not only is caring for creation a reflection of God’s will for the world, but it is something all Christians should do as an act of worship. All Christians are called to meet together, read the bible, pray and share the Good News; which is a joy held by all believers, but creation care is also essential to following Jesus. Bookless lays out his work in the same manner as the biblical story, moving from creation to Jesus and everything in-between. This creative format is followed in this review.
I know that the superior academic instruction I could receive at Calvin College would be just what I am looking for to achieve a meaningful understanding of the cultural and spiritual context in which we live so I can make known the infinite love, mercy, and grace of Christ. I hope as a student, I can be one who challenges my peers to work toward their full potential, and I hope that they can challenge me to do the same by always encouraging me to practice a life of service, and continue to help make my faith my own. To me, the academic and spiritual opportunities that Calvin College offers are equally important to me. As believers, whatever we do should be done for the Lord. I hope that as a student at Calvin I would be able to encourage others because others have encouraged and strengthened me in this aspect.
He does draw up excellent characteristics of a Christian leader than can be transposed into any culture. I felt this needed expounding a little more. What became apparent as I read further into the book was his passion to recover missional leadership in missional churches. He addresses the `transaction' leadership of keeping the organization in check and running rather than a fluid movement in keeping with original biblical
The biggest difference that defines the AACC code is their mission which is described to “… help achieve the primary goals of the AACC- to bring honor to Jesus Christ and his church, promote excellence in Christian counseling, and bring unity to Christian counselors” (AACC Code of Ethics, 2004.) The code was written with a biblical foundation which inspires all of the ethical guidelines. The AACC (2004) code began with 7 foundations outlining the base for their Professional Counselors to follow all being Christ centered. The ACA Code of Ethics focused more on being open to cultural differences. One example was found in their preamble “Association members recognize diversity and embrace a cross-cultural approach in support of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of people within their social and cultural contexts (ACA Code of Ethics, 2005.)
We will introduce them to good examples, mentors, and stories of faith and service and help them discern their callings. Remembering that Jesus saw children as teachers of the faith, we will listen attentively to them, honor their insights and questions, and learn from them. We will give special attention to children who are most vulnerable and those who have been wounded, and we will become stronger advocates for