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Discipleship and Biblical Counseling Training

Biblical discipleship and counseling are essential components of a Christian community walking together and speaking the truth in love to one another. All Christians need to understand the key biblical teachings of the issues and challenges that face us in this world and the biblical responses to these challenges. We need to develop the biblical skills necessary to overcome sin and suffering ourselves and to assist others in overcoming their challenges.

God has called the church to minister to others for His glory. The SMCC Biblical Counseling ministry exists with that calling in mind, and seeks to equip believers in effectively ministering God’s Word to hurting people. As first our own lives in Christ are enriched and strengthened by the sufficient and authoritative Word of God through the empowering of the Holy Spirit, we also grow in effective ministry to others.

Shades Mountain Community Church and the Biblical Counseling ministry is committed to the authority and absolute sufficiency of the Word of God. We believe that in the Bible God has provided us with real and effective answers for the real problems people encounter in life. 1 Peter 1:3 tells us that God has provided everything we need for life and godliness and we find that in the Bible, the indwelling Holy Spirit, and the church.

To that end, the SMCC biblical counseling ministry will conduct biblical discipleship and counselor training on Wednesday nights from 6:15-8:00 in Room 356, beginning September 12, 2018, through the end of May 2019. The training is open to everyone desiring to learn about using the Bible to minister to themselves and others, and to anyone desiring to become a biblical counselor at SMCC. While this class does not obligate anyone to become a biblical counselor, this training is mandatory for those desiring to become biblical counselors at SMCC.

Each week a different topic is covered through video and class discussions. Examples of sessions include: biblical process of change, scripture sufficiency, hope in trials and suffering, forgiveness, fear, anxiety, guilt, conflict resolution, depression, addictions, marriage, communication, biblical sexuality, and parenting.

The goal of this training is to equip God’s people to be able to minister God’s Word to those in need. If you want your counsel or discipling to be more biblical, insightful, and helpful to the people you care about, consider participating in SMCC Discipleship and Biblical Counseling Training

The training includes curriculum from the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC) and the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD). The weekly classes include DVD video instruction, class lectures and discussion.

To sign up for the SMCC Discipleship and Biblical Counseling Training send an email to counseling@nullsmcc.church or call the counseling ministry office and leave a message with your name, phone number and email at 978-9216. There is no charge for the training except for optional book purchases. For more information about the training or about SMCC Biblical Counseling contact Kevin Lee by phone at 445-4801 or email at kevinclee0531@nullgmail.com or counseling@nullsmcc.church.

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