Reason to Listen: Good Christian counseling combines modern methods of counseling with scriptural principles, using biblical truths as the reference point for integration. C. Credibility Statement: I have gained an understanding of this job field through my own experience of counseling friends and families and always being the point of contact when my loved ones need advice on directions to take in their life or with any general
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.
1 Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders Book Review Sheila R. Peacock Student ID: L24943396 History of the Christian Church I CHHI 520 B04 Prof. John Landers September 20, 2012 2 Smither, Edward L. Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2008. Edward L. Smither, an associate Professor Church History and Intercultural Studies at Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, presents the life and works of Augustine, a legacy, of the past and present-day. The book is informative, well-written, and well-documented account of Aurelius Augustinus (354-430). An historical account of the person, character, and works of Augustine, a mentor, are addressed in various
Fallon (2006) states it is important because certain guidelines have to be followed by the counselor during a session and when a client becomes involuntary this puts the counselor in a comprising position. This is mainly because the incorporation of the client places limits on the direction of the sessions in the group. Another issue is that is unique to group counseling is confidentiality. Counselors should clearly define what confidentiality means, why it is important and the difficulties involved in its enforcement (Lasky and Riva, 2006). Emphasize importance of maintaining confidentiality before the group begins and at various times in the group.
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.
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
However it was good to know the history about integration and how many people expressed their views. Which lead me to this question: what contributions did the historians contribute to integration and if any what were they? Entwistle dissected the different denomination and how each denominations view integration and provided the ethical guidelines for incorporating religion in counseling. Which lead me to these questions: What are some ways Christians incorporated science and theology? What are some examples of integration in churches?
15. What are four (4) specific lessons learnt from the sanctuary and its services that pertain to spirituality and faith? 16. Using Jesus as the model and the example he set by his prayer life, how can the discipline of prayer be made more meaningful? Discuss.
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). This instructional piece gives current and future counselors the instruction and information needed to reach out and counsel the spiritually oppressed. Anderson (2003) breaks this piece of literature down into three main focuses: defining and understanding mental health; counseling the spiritually oppressed; overcoming false guidance, deception, bitterness and rebellion—and helping others experience freedom in Christ. Discipleship Counseling also gives the reader a better understanding of how discipleship counseling works and shows them the basis of
Demonstrate ability to synthesize a personal theory of counseling that rests on a solid theological/psychological/spiritual foundation. Articulate the contributions of psychology, theology, and spirituality to the development of a comprehensive model of Christian counseling. Describe the value of multitasking for developing counselor competence. Explain the formula for change in the counseling