Could my counselee/parishioner/spiritual friend say this of me? “I experience you as a defending brother, cherishing mother, shepherding father, longing child, and proud mentor.”
Far too much ministry training is just a brain dump. We act as if equipping for Christlike ministry involves opening the cranium and pouring in info.
Each of the seven books that I’ve written include a built-in discussion guide for small group use. Many churches and para-church organizations are using these books in their small group ministry.
“I just purchased and received your seven-book-bundle. Thank you so much for your ministry. I am a pastor and just beginning to study and implement biblical counseling in my church. I’m wondering what you would recommend as far as which book to read in what order?”
“The fact that these two chapters are included in the book testifies to Bob’s highly organized and comprehensive equipping approach that comes with many years of experience in doing this kind of thing.”
Galatians 6:1-3, in the context of Paul’s discussion of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5, exposes how to build grace relationships.