Author: Michael Gembola

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…

Parenting in a Pandemic: Making the Most of Confined Spaces (Dreama P. Love)

Parenting in a Pandemic: Making the Most of Confined Spaces (Dreama P. Love)

The current coronavirus pandemic has made many of our normal routines anything but normal. The children are doing schoolwork at home, and in addition to not having enough toilet paper (or perhaps having too much?), no doubt you’ve encountered some unexpected parenting challenges. As I’m sure you’ve experienced in other seasons of your walk with the…

When Your Shelter-in-Place Is Not a Shelter (Dale Kuiken)

When Your Shelter-in-Place Is Not a Shelter (Dale Kuiken)

For many of us, the novel coronavirus pandemic has brought significant anxiety. Some handle it well, and are taking advantage of some wonderful family time, togetherness, or getting caught up on things around the home. But sadly, for others, it can increase fear and present more danger. To those of you who are already suffering…