Lesson 1: Becoming a Christian Counselor

Dec 8, 2022

Lesson 1: Becoming a Christian Counselor


1) What are some of the issues in our society that you believe the church can add supportive

care to help improve and why do you believe this?

2) Identify ways that people anesthetize their pain/brokenness?

3) Do you believe that only medically licensed people can help others with life issues?

4) Is there a biblical basis for Christian counseling

5) What is the benefit of receiving both church care (spiritual) and licensed mental health

together when going through life issues?

Recommended Resources

1) Restoration Story: Why Jesus Matters in a Broken World, Cheong, Robert.

2) Saints, Sufferers, and Sinners: Loving Others as God Loves Us, Emlet, Mike.

3) Biblical Counseling and the Church: God's Care Through God's People (Biblical Counseling

Coalition), Bill Kellmen.

4) Lay Counseling, Revised and Updated: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry, Siang

Yang-Tan and Eric Scalise.

5) Guidebook to Christian Lay Counseling by Rivers Lake Community Church, 4301 Calloway

Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312.