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.
Book Review: Christian Coaching Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality Liberty University Abstract Dr. Collins book, Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential into Reality is written as a foundational tool for anyone [Christian or Non-Christian] who is or desires to be a Life Coach. It is also relevant to those who are curious to learn about and understand what “life coaching’ is. It further guides the reader through the process and design of an implementation plan; discusses the broad scope of trends and specializations or niches within the field of coaching. Collins also gives the reader a seven part model for the practice of coaching which covers such areas as foundation, skills, assessment, vision, strategy, specialties, and practice. This book is designed to serve as a reference book within the broadest spectrum of the coaching industry.
“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
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.
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.
Code of Ethics Comparison Vanesia Toussant Liberty University Counselor Professional Identity, Function, & Ethics COUN 501-D19 Dr. S. Sadik November 04, 2012 Abstract The American Counseling Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors are both code of ethics that professional counselors musts adhere to. Professional Counselors are guided by the ACA code of ethics and the AACC in addition to the ACA code of ethics are also guide by the AACC code of ethics. The AACC code of ethics is for Christian counselors who believe that” Jesus Christ is their first love, to excellence in client service, to ethical integrity in practice and to respect for everyone encountered.”(AACC Code of Ethics, 2004, p. 5) This paper will show that both codes of ethic are dedicated and responsible for providing quality care to their clients. The paper will focus on a comparison and contrast of three specific areas, which consist of competence, confidentiality, and fees. Code of Ethics Comparison Introduction A code of ethics guides all counselors.
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.
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.
When disciplining children, the expected result of the training must keep in mind. What is the end goal? What kind of person do you want your child to be? What is Biblical Discipline? God’s Word makes it very clear (Psalm 127:3) that children are a gift and blessing from Him.
I agree with Lickona (2009) when he said that “family lays the Foundation”. In order for schools to be successful in teaching character education there needs to be open communication between parents and educators. Lickona (2009) also stated that “schools build on the foundation”. Parents need to be informed and involved with the character education curriculum the school is implementing. Kohn (1997) changed my opinion on how to teach character education.