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Paul Tautges Christian Blog and Commentary

Counseling and the Local Church

  • Paul Tautges
    Paul Tautges serves as senior pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, having previously pastored for 22 years in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Paul has authored eight books including Counseling One Another, Brass Heavens, and Comfort the Grieving, and contributed chapters to two volumes produced by the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He is also the consulting editor of the LifeLine Mini-Book series from Shepherd Press. Paul is a Fellow with ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors). He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of ten children (three married), and have two grandchildren. Paul enjoys writing as a means of cultivating discipleship among believers and, therefore, blogs regularly at Counseling One Another.
  • 2015 Oct 21
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How can your church become a place to grow in grace? The newest collaborative book from the Biblical Counseling Coalition, Biblical Counseling and the Church, equips your congregation to be a family where every member is empowered to speak the truth in love so your entire church matures in Christ. Dozens of authors practically and relevantly describe the relationship between counseling and the local church.

This comprehensive resource helps pastors, lay leaders, educators, and counselors develop a vision that goes beyond being a church with a biblical counseling ministry to becoming a church of biblical counseling—a church culture that is saturated by one-another ministry. I'm honored to have been part of this important project.

Why You Should Read this New Book

What would it be like to attend a week-long seminar with nearly 3 dozen leaders in the biblical counseling movement and “pick their brains and hear their hearts” about how one-another ministry could be saturated into the life of your congregation? And, what would it be like to have that seminar cost less than one $20 bill? That’s what you receive in Biblical Counseling and the Church—cutting-edge, best-practice, biblically-focused, gospel-centered wisdom equipping you and your congregation to share God’s care through God’s people.Biblical-Counseling-and-the-Church

Be equipped through these empowering chapters:

  • Foreword: Paul Tripp
  • Chapter 1: A Church of Biblical Counseling: Brad Bigney and Steve Viars
  • Chapter 2: Dear Pastor: Shepherd God’s Flock: Deepak Reju
  • Chapter 3: Biblical Counseling and Soul Care in the Church: Garrett Higbee
  • Chapter 4: Uniting the Public Ministry and the Personal Ministry of the Word: Kevin Carson and Paul Tautges
  • Chapter 5: Tools to Grow Your Church: Uniting Biblical Counseling and Small Groups: Brad Bigney and Ken Long
  • Chapter 6: Biblical Counseling and Redemption Groups: Abe Meysenburg and Mike Wilkerson
  • Chapter 7: Biblical Counseling and Uncommon Community: Garrett Higbee
  • Chapter 8: Biblical Counseling and Small Groups: Counseling in the Context of Community: Lee Lewis and Michael Snetzer
  • Chapter 9: Biblical Counseling, the Church, and Church Discipline: Robert Cheong and Robert Jones
  • Chapter 10: Biblical Counseling, the Church, and Conflict Resolution: Judy Dabler
  • Chapter 11: Equipping Biblical Counselors for Your Church: Ron Allchin and Tim Allchin
  • Chapter 12: Launching and Leading a Biblical Counseling Ministry in the “Larger Church”: Greg Cook and Jack Delk
  • Chapter 13: Launching and Leading a Biblical Counseling Ministry in the “Mid-Size Church”: Rod Mays and Jim Newheiser
  • Chapter 14: Launching and Leading a Biblical Counseling Ministry in the “Smaller Church”: Randy Patten
  • Chapter 15: Launching and Leading a Biblical Counseling Ministry in a Multicultural Church: Nicolas Ellen and Charles Ware
  • Chapter 16: Launching and Leading a Biblical Counseling Ministry for the Churches of the Nations: Wayne Vanderwier
  • Chapter 17: Legal and Ethical Issues in Biblical Counseling in the Church: Caring Like Christ: Bob Kellemen
  • Chapter 18: Biblical Counseling and Evangelism: Kevin Carson and Randy Patten
  • Chapter 19: Biblical Counseling, the Church, and Community Outreach: Rob Green and Steve Viars
  • Chapter 20: Biblical Counseling, the Church, and the Para-Church: Heath Lambert and David Powlison
  • Chapter 21: Biblical Counseling, the Church, and the Academy: Lilly Park and Jeremy Pierre
  • Chapter 22: The Missional Vision of Biblical Counseling: Ed Welch and Sam Williams
  • Chapter 23: The Legacy, Present, and Future of Biblical Counseling in the Church: Howard Eyrich and Jonathan Holmes
  • Conclusion: Living for the Cause: Ernie Baker

Get your copy from the Biblical Counseling Coalition.