In this article, David Powlison expands on an earlier piece he co-wrote with Heath Lambert. It offers an affirmative answer to an apparent contradiction: Since those committed to counsel biblically are committed to seeing counseling restored as a core ministry of local churches, is it really acceptable for counseling to be done outside of the church in parachurch ministries? Here, in his last JBC article, Powlison restates his unwavering support for the role of the church in the care of souls while unapologetically upholding the importance and validity of counseling ministry in parachurch settings.
Biblical Counseling in Local Churches and Parachurch Ministries
from the Journal of Biblical Counseling 33:2 | 2019