Author: Michael Gembola

What does it mean for counseling to be biblical? (Kaifang Zheng)

What does it mean for counseling to be biblical? (Kaifang Zheng)

All of the care providers at BRCC strive to live and serve in a biblical manner, but several are specifically titled “biblical counselors.” In one sense, this simply means that our services include providing what the broader society calls spiritual direction and pastoral counseling without all staff members serving in the specific role of local…

When Missionaries Come Home (Paul Bell)

When Missionaries Come Home (Paul Bell)

2023 has BRCC serving missionaries in new and creative ways. As we develop and provide these services, we’re regularly reminded that the need is great, and understanding and caring wisely for missionaries is worth all the investment we can give. This article by Bradley Bell highlights one of the common burdens these workers carry and…

For the Church and Community

For the Church and Community

Blue Ridge Christian Counseling exists to strengthen the care ministries of churches through collaborative counseling and training ministries. We serve in Roanoke and the New River Valley here in Southwest Virginia. Although our staff worships at churches representing several evangelical denominations, we are a ministry of the PCA’s Blue Ridge Presbytery, which means that we…

Care for Counselors and Ministry Leaders: BRCC Consultation Groups

Care for Counselors and Ministry Leaders: BRCC Consultation Groups

BRCC seeks to be a help and support to those doing church-based ministry, and especially pastoral and lay counselors who often serve on the front lines of bringing the Word of God into the problems of life. Earlier this year we launched our first distance consultation groups, and we have since grown to hosting three…