Introducing Leaders to Biblical Counseling at Mount Ararat Bible Church in Northridge, California
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This project seeks to introduce leaders to biblical counseling at Mount Ararat Bible Church (MABC) in Northridge, California. Chapter 1 describes the ministry context of MABC and the goals of the project. Chapter 2 establishes the centrality of the heart in biblical counseling through four passages of Scripture (Mark 7:14-23; Jas 4:1-4; 2 Cor 5:11-21; Gal 5:16-25). Chapter 3 examines the priority of addressing the heart in biblical counseling by focusing on the priority of the sufficiency of Scripture, community, and the implications of the gospel to sin and suffering. Chapter 4 describes the 8-week curriculum called “The Fundamentals of Christ-Centered Change.” Chapter 5 examines the effectiveness of the curriculum. The overall focus of the project was to introduce biblical counseling to those unfamiliar with it, so they can understand that God’s Word provides help and hope to the sin and suffering that all people face in life.