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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…

Handout for Pastors’ Fellowship

Handout for Pastors’ Fellowship

Pastoral Care for Infidelity Handout Dec 4 2019 (1) Other resources: Brad Hambrick on marks of change, reasons to bring church discipline to an end: http://bradhambrick.com/churchdiscipline4/ Restoration plan dynamics, e.g., with Ted Haggard: The restoration plan http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/10/haggard.restoration/index.html Early efforts to revise plan https://www.denverpost.com/2007/08/29/haggards-plan-unacceptable/ Ending restoration plan https://abcnews.go.com/Business/ted-haggard-rebuilds-family-starts-church-leaving-sex/story?id=12566080 Minimizing sin, criticizing restoration plan https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704249004575385170843908594 The problem…

Sexual Sin and a Person’s Worth – Dating and Christian Faith(fulness) Part 3 of 4

Sexual Sin and a Person’s Worth – Dating and Christian Faith(fulness) Part 3 of 4

In the previous post in this series, we explored how parents sometimes struggle with the power they possess in relating to their children on the topics of dating, sex, and marriage. Now we’ll look at a third challenge raised in Joshua Harris’ reflections in the two decades since the release of I Kissed Dating Goodbye….