The perseverance of the saints is a community effort at finishing the race together. What happens when one stops running? The church community is called to action, to rescue the wandering, to “save the saints.” In this session Brian Borgman uses James 5:19-20 to show us how eternally important it is that we go after wandering prodigals.
During 25 years of ministry, we have seen many struggle with addiction. We have made many mistakes, we have seen people abandon the faith, but we have also seen God rescue souls. This session will focus on pastoral lessons learned and will also feature the testimonies of some who repented and were restored.
Sexuality is a gift from our Creator. But the abuse and misuse of the gift is devastating. This session will examine the way Proverbs approaches the topic of sex: extolling its goodness within the proper boundaries and severely warning against its destructive misuse.
In recent years both scholarly and popular attempts to reinterpret what the Bible says about homosexuality have grown significantly. This session will help biblical counselors to understand these arguments, so that they can engage and help those who have been exposed to them.
Every counseling system has a source of authority, a view of what's wrong with humans and proposed solutions for change. Is biblical counseling sufficient to handle the hard cases? This session compares and contrasts biblical counseling with behaviorism and the medical model.
The work of the Holy Spirit is the only thing that can bring about lasting and God-honoring change. As biblical counselors we are dependent upon the Spirit to work powerfully in the entire counseling situation, both through us and in the lives of our counselees.
If the Holy Spirit is necessary in our counseling, what exactly is His role? What gifts does He employ? This session will briefly sketch the theological positions and identify how each position impacts our view of the Spirit’s role in counseling and the sufficiency of God’s Word.
Often the past is an enemy stronghold in people's lives, hindering them from service and usefulness as well as straining relationships. This session explores biblical truths that can effectively help people battle the enemy and find strength and perspective through Christ.
Spiritual warfare is an ever-present reality for the child of God. A balanced view of spiritual warfare can help both counselors and counselees. This session will examine the truths of spiritual warfare as it applies to the various dimensions of biblical counseling.