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 [...]

Toward “Air Traffic Control” in International Biblical Counseling Training: An Appeal for Inter-Agency Cooperation

2018-05-21T08:17:51+00:00May 21st, 2018|Categories: Biblical Counseling, Church Leadership Training Modules, MABC, Multi-Cultural, Overseas Instruction in Counseling, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Toward “Air Traffic Control” in International Biblical Counseling Training: An Appeal for Inter-Agency Cooperation Dr. Wayne A. Vanderwier Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! (Psalm 133:1) Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3) It just happened again.  Overseas Instruction [...]

Revival Through Training? (Or, Significant Personal Spiritual Growth Through a Graduate Academic Program?)

2018-01-12T16:43:07+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Biblical Counseling, Biblical Soul Care Philippines, MABC, Multi-Cultural, Revival|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Blessed is the one who finds wisdom … She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. (Prov. 3:12, 15) It is normally expected that those being trained to help others through biblical sufficiency-based soul care ministries will themselves first be touched by the grace of [...]

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, [...]

Clearing the Biggest Hurdle in International Biblical Counseling Training

2017-05-29T17:43:26+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Arabic Biblical Counseling Books, Multi-Cultural|Tags: |

Dr. Wayne A. Vanderwier     Published May 22, 2014 Hurdles… The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. John Greenleaf Whittier [...]

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 [...]