PBCC works to restore Christ to counseling. Each of us has struggles in life – either personal or interpersonal. Jesus Christ, more than any other person knows of those struggles, and cares about those who struggle, and desires to enters in to those struggles to fulfill scripture – “to be with always”. We see him bring about important “heart” transformation in people’s lives every day. Christ’s compassion and our passion is significant in biblical counseling as well as our heritage and heartbeat.
PBCC works to restore biblical counseling to the church. We have confidence that the body of Christ (believers) is God’s primary context for change, the community God uses to transform his people “who were once not a people; but are now the people of God”. PBCC’s mission is to equip the church to be this kind of transforming community. We view ourselves as an extension of the local church, and we want to serve and promote its ministry. The good news of the gospel is meant to be preached, taught, and counseled with relevance to individual people. Equipping Christians to live, love, and counsel is our goal.
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Older Women – Counseling Younger Women (Personal Evangelism/Discipleship)
The mission/purpose of the PBCC is to equip women, in this instance, Pastor’s spouses and women who are in leadership positions, within their local church, to fulfill their scriptural mandate to teach/mentor/ counsel other women and bring ultimate glory to God.
The PBCC will outline the basic concepts and distinctive features of woman-to-woman biblical counseling. It will focus on Titus 2:3, Gospel-centered counseling, that is, the process of one Christian woman coming alongside another woman with words of truth from God’s Word to encourage, admonish, comfort, and challenge her.
These words of truth are grounded in the saving work of Christ, and presented in the context of biblical relationships. The study will present the practical principles of understanding how the Gospel applies to every difficult circumstance as well as every area of life.
The approach will take place during a 12-month, 2 times weekly (2 hour) study will include a description of the qualifications of the biblical counselors, the roles of the counselor in biblical counseling and the role and importance of counseling in the ministry of the local church. Emphasis will be placed on the theological foundations of biblical counseling and the key aspects of progressive sanctification.
In addition, practical suggestions will be given concerning the counseling process which brings broken and hurting people to the love of Christ and His sufficient Word. Case studies will be utilized to enhance learning.