One of the blessings of serving at a large church that allows me to focus my attention on developing a robust counseling ministry is the opportunity to create resources that can be duplicated in our church plants and churches across the country/world.
This year we were able to create three programmatic seminars and capture our counseling vision in video format.
This one hour presentation overviews (1) the challenges and opportunities facing The Summit counseling ministry; (2) the pieces of the summit counseling ministry and how they work together; and (3) explains the implications of our counseling model for individual counseling ministries.
“False Love” contains three hours of presentation divided into a nine step model of overcoming sexual sin. Sexual sin is examined from private lust to adultery in marriage. This seminar is most effective when studies with a friend our small group.
“True Betrayal” contains three hours of presentation divided into a nine step model of responding to the suffering created by a spouse’s sexual sin. Practical guidance is provided for this difficult and often isolating journey. This seminar is most effective when studies with a friend our small group.
Why is marriage hard? Why do so many marriages that begin in sincere love end in divorce? What are the essential things a couple should focus on to have a marriage that flourishes? What is a covenant and why is marriage a covenant? Why do we have a marriage ceremony? What are the roles for a Christian husband and wife? What if I don’t “fit” or like the masculine-feminine stereotypes or don’t have the personality to match a “traditional” husband/wife?
In the next year I would appreciate your prayers as we aim to complete the “Creating a Gospel-Centered Marriage” seminar series by addressing the subjects of communication, finances, decision making, and intimacy. Keep your eye out for those resources as they are developed.