Teaching Spiritual Disciplines to Support Counseling at Grace Bible Church in Bend, Oregon
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This project sought to promote the effective instruction of three basic spiritual disciplines, Bible intake, prayer, and fellowship, to transform the lives of those receiving biblical counseling and discipleship at Grace Bible Church of Bend, Oregon, for their good and God’s glory. Chapter 1 introduces the context, rationale and goals for promoting the instruction of basic spiritual disciplines to those being counseled and discipled. Chapter 2 gives biblical and theological support for teaching the spiritual disciplines to help transform the lives of counselees and disciples. Chapter 3 describes a framework for teaching what the disciplines are, why they are important, and how they bless the life of a Christian counselee and disciple. Chapter 4 describes the course curriculum for teaching counselors how to instruct their counselees in the disciplines. Chapter 5 is an evaluation of the project with reflections on successes and ideas for improvement.