Have you ever considered that you are a counselor? When you speak a word of encouragement to a brother or sister who is suffering from a physical illness, lovingly confront your friend’s sin, or teach a new believer what to think about putting off habits from their life before Christ, counseling is happening. Therefore, it is critical that we ask and answer the question: What sort of counselor does God call me to be? This booklet explores what distinguishes biblical counseling from other counseling approaches and examines the definition of biblical counseling.
Samuel Stephens is Director of Training Center Certification at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.