Facilitating Counseling Groups provides the training necessary for lay leaders to be effective leaders in a group-based church counseling ministry.
Leading a counseling group is different from leading a general discipleship group, even if both exist at the same church. A counseling group focuses on a specific need, garners heightened levels of vulnerability about matters of greater sensitivity, and requires more skill and intentionality from its leader. When a layperson is well-equipped, this kind of ministry is tremendously rewarding, as they see God multiply the work he did in their life with people walking a similar journey.
Brad Hambrick and John Chapman equip lay leaders to be effective in a group-based counseling ministry within the church. By learning how to use their life experiences and a group curriculum to help others overcome a life-dominating struggle of sin or suffering, leaders will learn to share the comfort and hope for change that can only come from God.
- Part of the Church-Based Counseling series designed to help churches mobilize and utilize levels of care from friendship to mentoring to counseling groups.
- Introduces readers to the G4 model of group-based counseling.
- Outlines the dynamics of leading a topic-specific peer counseling group and underscores the importance of ongoing support and training for group facilitators.
Brad Hambrick, ThM, EdD,serves as the Pastor of Counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, NC. He also serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and has authored several books, including Making Sense of Forgiveness, Angry with God, and The Church-Based Counseling series, and served as general editor for the Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused curriculum.
John Chapman, MDiv,serves as the Director of G4 Recovery-Support Group Ministries at The Summit Church in Durham, NC. He holds an M.Div. in Biblical Counseling and is pursuing a Doctor of Education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. John and his wife Jennifer have two children and live in North Carolina.
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