Beginning next Monday, March 5, I will be traveling from Warsaw to Lafayette, IN for additional Biblical Counseling Training. Perhaps you haven’t heard of this avenue of equipping counselors to meet the needs of those they interact with in a sound, truthful way. Here is the information on the Monday Training that I will take part in: (all info and pictures copied from Faith’s website)
The Bible teaches that believers have the responsibility to admonish the unruly, encourage those who are struggling, help the weak, and be patient with everyone (1 Thess 5:14). We find, however, that many Christians, even some pastors, are intimidated by the implications of that passage to those whose marriages are declining, to those who are struggling with anger, to those who are depressed, and those with other problems.
We believe that God has provided the hope and answers we need in his sufficient Word.
Therefore, we have designed a counseling training program, based on over 25 years of counseling experience, that will help you help those struggling – whatever their particular concerns might be.
On their website Faith has additional information about the schedule, cost and more relevant information if you are interested in completing this training.
The reasons why I am taking this training is to:
- Refresh all aspects of the training I have received up to this point. I have completed 5 tracks at Faith during their Biblical Counseling Training Conference. However, due to some physical restrictions and complications over the past 3-4 years, I have allowed much of what I learned to be set to the back of my mind. Certainly my current counseling sessions with others helps to keep that information active, but a refreshment of what I’ve learned is necessary.
- I desperately need to be NANC certified. For far to long I have allowed other situations to dictate my workload in such a way that certification has been moved to the back burner. Certification will assist me in a number of ways in the near future.
I am looking forward to the training – not necessarily the driving – but the training will be challenging and encouraging.
How are you keeping your Bible knowledge active? You don’t have to be a counselor to do that. What are some tips you have for keeping the living Word of God active in your life?