In this article, Howard Dial offers a three-step method that can help prepare a congregation for involvement in counseling ministry. He discusses the importance of assessing what raw material is available (through a sample assessment provided), synthesizing the information available and offering training seminars to equip the body in counseling skill. Dial gives practical suggestions for how information can be organized to help both the struggler and pastor to know how to access resources within the church.
Making Sense of Self-Pity
What is self-pity, and how should we view it? How can we turn our self-pity into godly lament that engages […]