Developing a Biblical Counseling Support Ministry at Sonrise Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia
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DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL COUNSELING SUPPORT MINISTRY AT SONRISE BAPTIST CHURCH IN NEWNAN, GEORGIA Kenneth Dean Waldrup, DMin The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2019 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Robert D. Jones The purpose of this project was to design and implement a biblical counseling ministry support program for SonRise Baptist Church that equips and encourages small group mentors to offer basic biblical counsel to those in need. Chapter 1 outlined the rationale and context of the project. Chapter 2 discussed the theological foundations of the project by exegeting 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12-16, and Romans 15:14 to biblically support the biblical counseling ministry support program. Chapter 3 discussed the major views of Christian integrationist counseling, Christian psychology, and transformational psychology and contrasted them with the Scriptural principles of biblical counseling. Chapter 4 gave a detailed outline of the implementation process, from planning to post-implementation. Chapter 5 evaluated the data collected and discussed the strengths, weaknesses, and things learned through the course of the project. The ultimate goal of the project was to train individuals to practice biblically-based mentorship, equipping the mentors to effectively minister to one another.