Practical Ministry Skills
Counseling Church Members
Learn how to become an effective counselor who helps people to depend on God.
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How can you become an effective counselor or train others to counsel in your church? These practical and succinct handouts help both pastors and lay counselors develop a Christ-centered ministry and increase the client's dependence on God. You'll learn when and when not to intervene in situations and be given tips for both short- and long-term care.

This Resource contains all of the following:

The Don’ts and Do’s of the Counseling Relationship
The ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to increase the client’s dependence upon God.

When to Intervene
Without some kind of personal relationship, intervention is difficult and risky.

Long-term Care
Long-term counseling allows us to witness firsthand the subtle yet powerful healing that God brings.

Short-term Care
Start solving problems in the very first session.

How to Counsel Those Who Are Remarrying
Those who are remarrying need even more premarital preparation.

Congregational Care During Times of Crisis
A crisis requires unique skills in meeting people’s needs.

Regeneration, Deliverance, or Therapy?
Ultimately, calling people to respond to God’s grace through regeneration has to be our primary focus.

Care for the Caregivers
Church leaders can be viewed either as workers to fill slots or as fellow ministers who need special care.

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Manning Up (free sample)
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Topics:Counseling, Crisis, Forgiveness, Marriage, Pastoral Care, Restoration, Support groups, Transformation
Filters:Caregiving, Counseling, Counseling, Divorce care, Pastoral care, Shepherd, Spiritual director
References:2 Corinthians 5:17, John 17:22-23, 1 Corinthians 2:10-13
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