Tres Adames is a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and the Director of Arizona Christian Counseling in Phoenix, Arizona. Tres discusses topics on growing deeper spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally, and seeks to help others grow closer in their relationship with God and other people. Visit the website at: http://www.askachristiancounselor.net
When Prayer Doesn't Work
Have you ever asked God for something but didn’t receive it? If we are honest, we all have. Yet prayer is not something similar to wishing on a star. There is nothing inherently wrong with asking God for things — sometimes we do get what we ask for. But a lot of times we don’t. It's heartbreaking when it’s something huge, like praying for healing from a serious illness or praying for some type of suffering to end.
A lot of people are hesitant about prayer. Some feel guilty that they don’t do it enough. Some have been let down by its results. What does it mean that “prayer changes things?” Also, what does it not mean? In this podcast, we will be discussing some insights on understanding the purpose of prayer and how to more deeply utilize prayer in your own faith journey.
Join the Next Offering of the Pastoral Care Specialist Training Program
In times of crisis, the first place many turn to is their local church or faith community. Studies show that 25% of those seeking help for mental illness first turn to a clergyperson. This is higher than the percentage of people who first go to a psychiatrist or medical doctor.*
The ACPE Pastoral Care Specialist (PCS) Training Program is a 16 week, 48-hour live course providing the knowledge and skills pastoral caregivers in churches and faith communities need to help others effectively, ethically, and safely. Issues and topics covered include:
Ethics of Pastoral Care Marriage and Family Issues in Systemic Perspective Spiritual Assessment and Diagnosis Listening in the Service of Healing Harmful Spirituality and Spiritual Struggles Grief, Loss, and Resilience Mental Health and the Role of the Faith Community Understanding and Responding Effectively to Domestic Violence Trauma-Informed Spiritual Care Substance Abuse, Addiction, and the Role of the Faith Community
The PCS Training program is a new curriculum developed by the Psychotherapy Commission of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE). The course will be taught by Tres Adames, MDiv, BCPC who currently serves on the ACPE Psychotherapy Commission and is co-chair of the Pastoral Care Specialist Task Force.
Apply at: https://www.arizonachristiancounseling.com/pastoral-care-specialist.html
Pastoral Care Specialist
This episode features an interview with Aaron Pawelek, who is a pastoral counselor and Chair of the Pastoral Care Specialist Training Program, a new curriculum developed by ACPE. The 48-hour program focuses on providing the knowledge and skills pastors and leaders in churches and faith communities need to help others effectively, ethically, and safely. Learn more about the Pastoral Care Specialist program here: https://www.arizonachristiancounseling.com/pastoral-care-specialist.html
Self-Care in the Age of COVID
Since the pandemic began, one-third of Americans are now suffering from anxiety, stress, and/or depression. In this episode, we discuss practical ways to implement self-care to better our mental health and spiritual life.
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Building Healthy Community
In this episode, Tres talks with Pastor Gina Pollard from City Square Church in Phoenix, Arizona on the topic of building healthy community. We focus on this topic as it relates to the local church from a scriptural perspective as well as insights from family systems theory.
Living by Grace
In this episode, we discuss how grace not only saves the Christian, but allows them to grow as believers. Many struggle with legalism and works righteousness which can stall growth spiritually and even emotionally. We discuss how to press into God's grace so you can find hope and healing.
Honesty and Grace
Thank you so much for sharing your story and gospel truths on this podcast! I so appreciate your Christ-like humility and gentleness that’s felt through the audio of this podcast. You bring to light so many issues (even controversial ones!) to open up a dialogue for change. Please keep making these episodes- I am listening to every one! Thank you!
I met this guy years ago in Peoria.
Codependent and Christian
Truly appreciate Tres biblical understand of this. The scriptures are helpful. Follow this episode with the dysfunctional family episode for great learning.