|individuals and families from virtually every denomination in our counseling experience. |
The churches here in North America where we conduct our training seminars, and the churches,
faith-based colleges and seminars where we conduct our international training each must be in
agreement with our Statement of Faith.
We do offer churches the opportunity to partner with us as either Advisory Partners or as Associate
Partners. These partnerships are designed to be mutually beneficial.
Additionally, each Staff Member at Resolve Ministries Biblical Counseling Center is expected to be
an active member of a local fellowship and growing in their faith.
| It seems that Biblical Counseling is a relatively new |
|phenomenon. I have never heard of it. Is it new and why |
am I just hearing about it now?
The reality is that Biblical Counseling has been around for 2000 years. In the
Bible, Paul wrote that all Christians are responsible to be equipped and restore
one another (Ephesians 4:12 and Galatians 6:1-2).
Approximately 400 years ago, the Puritans developed a sophisticated,
disciplined, grace-filled system of diagnosis for personal problems. They made
distinction between a variety of physical, spiritual, temperamental and demonic
causes. From this, they formulated an extremely comprehensive manual for
dealing with the problems of the heart.
More recently, there has been a movement across the United States made up
of Christians who believe God has given man everything needed to live a
healthy, godly life (2 Peter 1:3). These Christians recognize that traditional
psychology and psychological counseling has done little to bring emotional
stability to our nation. They site the American Psychiatric Association who
states that the cost for the support and medical treatment of diagnosed
mental disorders continues to escalate. Direct Costs for the 50 million
Americans diagnosed with mental disorders now exceed $55.4 billion, while
Indirect Costs exceed $273 billion.
We are faced with a Problem... Christians are barraged by worldly influences
and have found little comfort in the failed solutions being offered. The root of
the vast majority of our personal and our society's mental and emotional
problems is spiritual. Over two hundred psychological schools of thought,
which are the foundation of traditional psychological and Integrated Christian
counseling, have not stemmed the tide of fractured lives.
The Solution... Through biblical Counseling and the Biblical Counseling
Center's Training seminars, Christians can be equipped to restore one another
based on the sufficiency of Scripture (Colossians 3:16: 1 Thessalonians 5:14-
15; Romans 15:1-5; Galatians 6:1-2).
The influence of Biblical Counseling is growing because it addresses the root of
our problems, is God-focused, Biblically-based, compassionate and effective.
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