"Finding the courage to voice your story of sexual abuse can feel impossible: too exposing, too embarrassing, too painful, too taboo. Tragically, sometimes the hardest place to share such stories is within the church. 'Why is this so,' asks Scotty Smith, 'and how can the church do a better job of giving men and women the voice to tell their stories of shame?'"
Usually counseling skills are talked about from the counselor's perspective. But what is it like from the point of view of the one seeking help? For counseling to be fruitful, what must happen in the counsel-seeker’s relationship with the counsel-giver? This workshop will discuss four key ingredients that make a decisive difference in the effectiveness of pastoral counseling
“Take two verses and call me in the morning”? How do Biblical counselors actually use the Bible in counseling? Dr. Mike Emlet, CCEF faculty member, will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming conference based on his book, Crosstalk: Where Life and Scripture Meet. Four area churches are partnering for the conference, which will be held at Sovereign Grace Church in Titusville, FL this Saturday, June 1. For more information, please click here.
Parenting so often can feel confusing and overwhelming. We want Biblical wisdom and yet we are not sure where to turn. This bundle contains refreshing, honest and wise counsel directly from Scripture on how to approach our children with God’s agenda and not our own.
What does it take for lasting change to take root in your life? Is it a formula? A set of rules? Or rather a relationship with Jesus Himself? Tim Lane, author of How People Change, will be speaking April 26-27, 2013 at Cross Point Community Church in Modesto, CA. Whether you are a pastor, lay counselor or simply desire to grow in Jesus, this conference is for you! Register here.
Individuals who struggle with suicidal thoughts experience a great deal of suffering and inner turmoil. Their struggle tends to be a quiet one and rarely do they give others entry into their thoughts. As a result, this struggle can easily go unnoticed by others. But suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. It ranks higher than diabetes, and even homicide.