Leading Short-Term International Biblical Counseling Training Programs

2019-02-07T23:21:57+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Biblical Counseling, Culture, Impact of Culture on Training, Multi-Cultural, Overseas Instruction in Counseling|Tags: , , , |

Biblical Counseling around the World: Leading Short-Term International Biblical Counseling Training Programs – without Leaving Your Ministry! “Let the peoples praise you, O God; Let all the peoples praise you!Let the nations be glad and sing for joy” (Ps. 67:3-4a) What neglected ministry [...]

When Culture and Scripture Collide

2019-02-07T22:21:53+00:00February 7th, 2019|Categories: Biblical Counseling, Church Leadership Training Modules, Culture, Impact of Culture on Training, Multi-Cultural, Overseas Instruction in Counseling|Tags: , , , , , |

When Culture and Scripture Collide The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) (John 4:9) Most of us tend to work close to [...]

Reflections on Doing International Biblical Counseling Training

2018-01-12T16:47:40+00:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Biblical Counseling, Culture, Impact of Culture on Training, Multi-Cultural|Tags: , , |

January 19, 2017 … and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. 2 Tim. 2:2 It seems impossible to believe that Overseas Instruction in Counseling is already a little more than 10 [...]

Witnessing the Birth of a National Biblical Counseling Organization

2018-01-12T17:00:03+00:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Biblical Counseling, Biblical Soul Care Philippines, Impact of Culture on Training, Multi-Cultural, Overseas Instruction in Counseling, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Wayne A Vanderwier     Published April 1, 2016 The date? February 2, 2016 The place? Higher Rock Christian Church, Quezon City (Metro Manila), Philippines The event? The organizational meeting for a new national biblical counseling ministry: Biblical Soul Care Philippines The Background Overseas Instruction in Counseling, a faith-based [...]

Is International Biblical Counseling Training “Imperialistic”?

2017-05-29T17:43:23+00:00October 20th, 2015|Categories: Biblical Counseling, Impact of Culture on Training, Multi-Cultural, Overseas Instruction in Counseling|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Wayne A Vanderwier     Published October 20, 2015 “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works…” (Hebrews 10:24). The concept of “cultural imperialism” has been the subject of innumerable books and journal articles in the Christian missions community (and the missions [...]

5 Practical Steps for Cross-Cultural Equipping: An Appeal for Curriculum Flexibility in Overseas Training

2017-05-29T17:43:24+00:00July 9th, 2015|Categories: Biblical Counseling, Impact of Culture on Training, Multi-Cultural, Overseas Instruction in Counseling|Tags: , |

Dr. Wayne A Vanderwier    Published July 9, 2015 American ethnocentricity can have devastating consequences. To be clear, I’m an American. And I’m grateful for the blessings God has made available to me as an American. One of those favors is that, like most of the people reading this blog, [...]

Biblical Counseling Training in EurAsia: A BC Movement Update

2017-05-29T17:43:26+00:00March 10th, 2014|Categories: Impact of Culture on Training, MABC|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Wayne A Vanderwier    Published March 10, 2014 A World-wide Update “The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.” ― Henry Martyn As I write, Susie and I are enjoying a week at home between our [...]

Biblical Counseling Training in the Middle East

2017-05-29T17:43:26+00:00October 14th, 2013|Categories: Impact of Culture on Training, MABC, Multi-Cultural|Tags: , |

Dr. Wayne A. Vanderwier    Published October 14, 2013 “God is pursuing with omnipotent passion a worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshipers for Himself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. Therefore, let us [...]

Culture Is Local – Really Local!

2017-05-29T17:43:34+00:00May 10th, 2013|Categories: Biblical Counseling, Impact of Culture on Training, Multi-Cultural, Overseas Instruction in Counseling, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Dr. Wayne A Vanderwier     Published October 20, 2015 “God had an only son and He was a missionary. A poor, poor example of Him I am. But in this work I now live. And in this work, I wish to die.” (David Livingstone, 1813-1873; Missionary to Africa) God has given [...]