Five Principles of Community-Based, Gospel-Centered Mutual Care

Tim Chester and Steve Timmis in Everyday Church: Gospel Communities on Mission give five principles of community-based, gospel-centered, mutual pastoral care that are very helpful in answering the question, “What does everyday pastoral care look like?” And just as a preface, “pastoral care is not the sole responsibility of pastors anymore than evangelism is the sole…

The Pastor as Counselor: Part 2

May 15, 2014 | By Nathan Millican  In Part 1 of The Pastor as Counselor, we discussed various responses that sometimes are heard from pastors concerning counseling, as well as a couple of passages that speak to the role and responsibility biblical leaders have in coming alongside the church to help them walk with Jesus. In this…

The Pastor as Counselor – Part 1

I imagine you or someone you know has said or thought one of the following statements regarding the issue of counseling in the life of a pastor: When I signed up to be a pastor I didn’t sign up to be a counselor! I just do not have the time to counsel anyone—I’m busy enough…

4 Ways The Good News Affects Our Daily Behavior

It’s crucial to help kids see how the good news of Jesus influences our lives. Here are four basic categories where the good news affects our behavior: Gratitude Confidence Hope Comfort Concerning these four categories here are several discussion questions to help an individual connect their behavior to the gospel: Gratitude: What did we learn…