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The Importance Of The Local Church

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From the series: Changed By Grace (SI12)

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Your counseling and counselees will be enriched by being centered in a local church. This workshop shows how involvement of the local church is a crucial aspect of biblical counseling because the tasks of counseling and discipleship are given by God to the local church.

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  • George Scipione
    Dr. George Scipione (1946–2020) was involved with biblical counseling for half a century. He received a doctorate in biblical counseling from Whitefield Theological Seminary. From 1982 to 2006, he was the director of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) in San Diego, CA. He developed the program that IBCD uses to train pastors and laymen in biblical counseling. He taught those classes on five continents. Dr. Scipione also had forty-four years of pastoral experience in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He pastored churches in New Jersey, California, and South Carolina. For ten years, he directed the Biblical Counseling Institute of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. He and his wife, Eileen. were married in 1972 and have five children and two grandchildren.
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