A Word From Our Executive Director
Welcome to the OIC Website! I invite you to browse around and get acquainted with what God is doing through this unique ministry. I think you will be excited to see all that is being accomplished by our team for His glory!
Dr. Wayne A. Vanderwier
Our vision is to glorify God through the spiritual strengthening of believers and churches around the world. The Apostle Paul is best known as a church planting missionary. But Paul didn’t just begin churches and leave them on their own. A vital part of his ministry was church strengthening, a ministry he accomplished both through personal visits (Acts 14:22; 15:41; 18:23) and through letters. Because developing – sometimes already mature – Christian ministries now exist in most places in the world, OIC is a church strengthening ministry. We exist to help the church provide biblical sufficiency-based soul care for believers that are struggling with the challenges of living in a fallen world among fallen people. Our training strengthens churches in their ministry of restoring broken believers to the grace of God.
Overseas Instruction in Counseling exists to train pastors and Christian leaders to be Biblical counseling trainers in countries around the world.
We accomplish our Mission Statement in three ways:
- Church Leadership Training Programs
- Graduate Academic Degree Programs
- Introduction to Biblical Counseling Seminars
In each nation we serve we are assisting in the initial creation and continuing development of national biblical counseling certifying organizations.
The picture to the left is of the Filipino pastors and Christian leaders signing the legal documents establishing Biblical Soul Care Philippines.
Praise and Prayer Updates
- It’s official! Biblical Soul Care Philippines has been legally recognized as a Biblical Counseling Certifying Organization in the Philippines. Praise the Lord for the fine leadership there!
- A woman observing the interaction of our students in a recent program inquired about and received Christ during one of the breaks. What an amazing God we serve!
- God’s provision before we knew of our need!
- Please pray for wisdom in the selection and preparation of the next OIC Executive Director.
- Please pray that the support needs of our missionaries will be met, especially those working in the Slavic world.
- Please pray for wisdom in recruiting a preparing new OIC missionaries.
Rev. Rod & Mary Huber
We believe it is a tremendous privilege to be part of an organization like OIC. Because priority is given to training pastors and church leaders how to counsel biblically, the entire church has the potential to learn how to best build itself up in love.
We have been given the privilege to oversee the establishment of the Biblical Soul Care Philippines certifying organization and look forward to our next field of service with OIC.
Tom & Patty Maxham
East Africa Director
We are excited to be ministering with OIC in Uganda and have a strong desire to strengthen the churches there through biblical counseling training. We want to be a part of better equipping the pastors to care for the church (2 Tm 2:2).
Please pray with us about the training expanding to additional cities and villages as well as into other countries in East Africa.
Dr. Joe & Tara Miller
OIC Far East Soul Care Training enables local churches and individual believers to effectively reach out into their communities to bring help and hope to the lost and suffering, pointing them to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His Word, and Spirit – the only true source for lasting change that glorifies (Isa. 43:7) and pleases God (2 Cor. 5:9), producing lasting joy in every believer committed to a Christ-centered life (Ps. 37:4).
Tarkus & Autumn Mossberg
Missionaries at Large
God has cultivated in us a desire to train and equip others to use His Word practically. When we realized the desperate need for biblical counseling training outside America, our hearts were stirred. OIC is a natural fit for us.
We are blessed to come alongside seasoned counselors and teachers to train nationals in Biblical Counseling wherever the need presents itself.
We also had the privilege of organizing and implementing the OIC Missionary Training Conference in 2015 held in Houston, Texas.
Andrei & Olya Murzin
Our ministry here in Ukraine is two-fold. As missionaries with Overseas Instruction in Counseling, we serve both the Graduate Academic Training through Kiev Theological Seminary and the Church Leadership Training in Poltava and Bila Tserkva.
It is our passion to spread God-centered, heart-focused Biblical discipleship in our home country of Ukraine and the Russian-speaking world.
Dr. Don & Elizabeth Roy
Western Europe Director
In the Fall of 2011, we began teaching biblical counseling in churches and prisons in Louisiana. Working with OIC was a natural fit since counseling and teaching biblical counseling has become a passion and one way in which we can serve God’s people.
We are excited that God has given us the privilege of strengthening the churches of France, Germany and the Netherlands through the training of Biblical Counseling.
Rev. Stepan & Natasha Pavlyuk
In February 2015, Wayne invited us to become a part of OIC. We do not consider ourselves very capable and talented We really need God’s help and His wisdom. We have a dream, if God is willing, that the ministry of Biblical Counseling would grow in Russia to such an extent that, after while there will be an organized Association of Biblical Counselors of Russia. It is a great honor for us to be part of the OIC team!
Dr. Wayne & Susie Vanderwier
Since the inception of Overseas Instruction in Counseling, we have traveled to twenty-two countries representing OIC. Our strategic objective is to train pastors and Christian leaders who will be able to train others in their nations in Biblical Counseling. Ultimately these men and women will establish a national Biblical Counseling training and certifying organization.
We are amazed at the work that God is doing through our ministry teams around the world.
A Testimony of God’s Grace
Read the testimony of Jones Cumpio, a pastor in the Philippines. Seeing how God used biblical counseling in his life and marriage brought tears to our eyes.
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