Equipping Leaders for Care and Counseling at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas
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This project seeks to equip the leaders of The Village Church in Dallas, Texas to care and counsel biblically. Chapter 1 describes the ministry context of The Village Church and establishes the project’s goals. Chapter 2 defends the biblical and theological basis for the project by examining five passages that describe how God has called Christians to care for and counsel one another from his Word as part of the church’s pursuit of discipleship (2 Tim 3:16-17; Rom 15:14; 2 Cor 1:3-4; Eph 4:11-16; Matt 28:18-20). Chapter 3 presents the essential qualities and processes that Christians must pursue if they are to care and counsel one-another biblically. Chapter 4 describes the implementation of the project, detailing the course curriculum used to equip leaders in biblical counseling and the writing of the proposed philosophy of care and counseling. Chapter 5 measures the project’s effectiveness based upon the completion of several stated goals. The project’s overall purpose is to help Christians grow in their love for and skill in ministering to one another amidst all of life’s difficulties from God’s sufficient Word.