What is the best way for the Pastor to counsel his members?
Let me give you a brief history of my experience in this matter of counseling.
My first experience in professional counseling happen in early 90’s I believe: Priory to that time I a had no clue what counseling was all about.
Christian Counseling was the terms that we used in those days. First I believe I bought a set one book at a time with Gary R. Collins, General Editor. There were 30 books in the set. I have used some of those over the years.
You know how is a Minister to minister to his people right?
I thought I need a Master and I thought about Liberty U. so I enrolled in their Life Long Learning course. At $300 per hour that was a lot of work.
- Marshall Shelley
- Patrick M. Morley
- Kevin Leman
- Howard G. Hendricks
- John Kruis
Then one of the biggest teachers of Counseling was Larry Crabb and he was really good up to a point. “Real Change Is Possible If You’re Willing to Start From the Inside Out” is a good book
So over the years I did gather a few counseling books that I was going to use to be a great counseling since people had so many trouble.