Why is Training Important?
You don’t get cardiac surgery from someone with a mere interest in hearts; you don’t want your car repaired by a simple car enthusiast; and it takes more than an affinity for toilets to fix one. In each of these areas you reach out for help to someone who actually knows what they are doing. The same is true for counseling. There are all kinds of people who are interested in counseling, and who are persuaded by the principles of biblical counseling. But interest and conviction alone do not make a faithful biblical counselor. Faithfulness requires equipping.