• New Blog Coordinator!

    Posted on October 11th, 2010 admin No comments

     “James Hawkins is our new blog coordinator. He will facilitate discussion on a regular basis. Please go to the BCSFN blog page for discussion on issues in biblical counseling and spiritual formation. We ask that you keep discussion in a positive vein, building up the body of Christ and contributing to the extension of His Kingdom. Blogs will be designed to pass on information, give practical guidance, initiate feedback, and encourage discussion on items of interest in the field of biblical counseling.”

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  • Personal Integration

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    I have become ever more aware of the necessity to actually practice what I preach. None of us wants to be a hypocrite, but how often do we actually practice the very principles that we utilize in counseling with our clients. I am particularly thinking of the discipline of resting and being still before God. I’m sure in this ministry and profession most of you are always being pulled to minister to the needs of others, and at times you may do so in a way that you would tell your client is unhealthy. The harvest is plentiful, and the workers are few, but please take care of yourself. In my training as an EMT one vital point they emphasized to us was that we had to make sure we took care of ourselves first before we could ever be able to take care of the patient or else we become a patient and no one gets helped. Therapy is much more congruent when the helper is truly living in the same comfort they are trying to comfort others with. Thank all of you for the work you do, and whatever you do, do unto the glory of God.

    Blessings from the BCFSN Family

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  • The Potter's Wheel

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    How are we being spiritually formed. As the Master Potter, God gives us the choice to willfully submit to His process of spiritual formation. As the clay we must be malleable to the gentle touch of the potter so that He can make us into a vessel to be used in His service. Those of you who read this blog are typically the ones on the front lines ministering to the needs of others. So I ask you, “How are doing on the Potter’s Wheel?” Are you allowing your self to formed by God, because your submission to the forming of the potter has great implications for the way you help aid others to do the same. We are faced with the reality that it will be very difficult to lead others to do something we ourselves are unwilling to do. I pray that all of us in the BCSFN family would live on the Potter’s Wheel, and that we would help those we serve to trust their lives and hearts to the development of God as The Potter. Please share how God is working to develop you and how that has translated into your ministry.

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  • Conference Follow Up

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    The AACC World Conference was great. Many of the leaders in the field shared their information in the plenary sessions, colleagues got to dialogue about how God is directing them, and there was endless amounts of literature to help equip counselors to address the spiritual needs of their clientele. If you have any special stories or information from the conference please share them on this blog. We hope to hear from you soon.

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  • Fear From a Lack of Knowledge

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    (This is merely my reflection and note and end to conclusion to debate, but I would love to hear your feedback) renaissance-hc

    I have been reading “Psychology #038; Christianity: The Seminal Works That Shaped the Movement” Each time we read an author and their discussion of the history of the relationship between psychology and the Christian faith I kept sensing a fear of the unknown from the secular field of psychology and the Christian community. As I processed this it reminded me of Paul’s encounter with the philosophers on Mars Hill.
    Paul was operating from a base of knowledge that had an awareness of the philosopher’s worldview and he was so solidly rooted in his view. As a result of his awareness Paul did not have fear to dialogue with the philosophers. The Philosophers where intrigued to hear some new doctrine from Paul, but they where not open to apply self reflecttion with the new informations they had obtained (this is also a critique of modern psychology as mentioned in “Psychology and Christianity Integration: Seminal Works That Shaped the Movement”. All that to say I have been inspired to more actively explore the philosophical side of our discipline.

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  • Spiritual Formation in the Church

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    Not many of our clients come in seeking help with their spiritual formation, but if you had a chance to form a spiritual formation plan for church what ideas, formats, or materials would you implement?

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  • Counseling Ministry in the Church

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    I am currently starting a counseling ministry at my local church, and was brainstorming how to use this as an avenue to meet the needs of our community. I would love to hear how others in the BCSFN community have gone about establishing counseling ministries to meet the needs of their community.

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  • How Does Your Conception of Man Influence Your Work With God's People?

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    I have been reading “Psychology #038; Christianity: The Seminal Works that Shaped the Movement.” In reading this work I have been challenged to examine my own conceptualization of man, and how this view effects my approach to counseling. I’d like to hear what BCFSN community has to say, in regards to the nature of man.

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  • "With God As My Shrink" an Article in Psychology Today.

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    A fellow student made me aware of this article in Psychology Today and I wanted to share it with all of you to hear your thoughts. I found the article to be very interesting. Here is the link to the article http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200505/god-my-shrink. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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  • Spiritually Connected: Two Essentials for Godly Counseling

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    In the recent issue of “Transformation” Dr. Elias Moitinho discusses two essentials for Godly counseling. First he mentions the necessity of being connected to the Heavenly Father, and then he states the need to be connected to counselees. I am finding that the latter portion is difficult to achieve without the prior point. As Dr. Moitinho stated in the article those in ministry must examine their lives to assess for areas where they can commune with the Father in order to maintain their spiritual vitality.
    I would love to hear your reflections on this article and how you stay spiritually connected to the Father and to counselees? Also, how have you seen your connection with God mirrored in your relationship with counselees?

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