51 episodes

The Biblical Counseling in Action podcast, hosted by Dr. Steve Viars, interacts with guests and explores how biblical counseling intersects with their jobs, ministries, relationships, etc. The podcast seeks to provide real life examples of Biblical Counseling in action – what it looks like in day-to-day living.

Steve Viars is a pastor, counselor, author, and leader in the biblical counseling movement, and Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries has been using God’s word to help those most in need, and to train those who want to learn to help others since 1977.

Biblical Counseling in Action Biblical Counseling in Action

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

The Biblical Counseling in Action podcast, hosted by Dr. Steve Viars, interacts with guests and explores how biblical counseling intersects with their jobs, ministries, relationships, etc. The podcast seeks to provide real life examples of Biblical Counseling in action – what it looks like in day-to-day living.

Steve Viars is a pastor, counselor, author, and leader in the biblical counseling movement, and Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries has been using God’s word to help those most in need, and to train those who want to learn to help others since 1977.

    BC in Law Enforcement

    BC in Law Enforcement

    Pastor Stefan Nitzschke is joined by J David, a police officer and biblical counselor. J shares why he became a police officer, how he got into biblical counseling, and his path through seminary and ACBC certification. J shares how he processes the brokenness that he encounters daily as a police officer as well as his advice for biblical counselors struggling with mire that they encounter. 

    • 28 min
    BC in Teens and Technology

    BC in Teens and Technology

    Jonathan Smith, Director of Technology at Faith Church and author of #RUHooked, shares insights on technology and parenting. He encourages parents to teach their children how to use technology responsibly, not just let them fail and figure it out on their own. He also encourages parents to be an example to their children, using technology responsibly themselves. You can learn more about this topic by checking out his book and by visiting faithlafayette.org/parenttech.

    • 22 min
    BC in the Medical Field

    BC in the Medical Field

    We are joined by Dr. Charles Hodges, practicing physician at St. Vincent Family Medicine in Indianapolis and Executive Director of Vision of Hope in Lafayette. Dr. Hodges has been practicing medicine for 48 years. Dr. Hodges shares his fascinating story of how he became involved with biblical counseling after becoming bored with doctoring. Being both a doctor and biblical counselor, those two often intersect - occasionally he’s able to use his biblical knowledge in the medical room and share the love of Christ with his patients. Other times, he’s able to use his medical knowledge in the counseling room concerning things like depression, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, etc., but in a position to help people with what medicine can’t fix - sharing the sufficient principles of Scripture that give hope and help. Dr. Hodges also explains his involvement in editing the second edition of The Christian Counselor’s Medicine Desk Reference, a resource to help pastors and counselors answer questions and offer solid biblical advice for counseling those with medical issues.

    • 23 min
    BC in Parenting

    BC in Parenting

    Pastor Rob & Stephanie Green join us to discuss their book “Tying Their Shoes” – a Jesus-focused parenting resource. While other
    parenting resources exist to help expectant parents prepare for what’s around the corner, the Greens know the gospel is the best resource to ground couples in their relationships with the Lord, with each other, and with their children. They discuss the blessings and challenges of parenting and provide biblically focused training as parents prepare for their new little one. You can purchase “Tying Their Shoes” here.

    • 24 min
    BC in Pre-Marriage Counseling

    BC in Pre-Marriage Counseling

    We’re joined once again by Pastor Rob Green. On our last podcast with Pastor Green we talked about pre-engagement counseling, but this time we are going to discuss pre-marriage counseling. Pastor Green wrote “Tying the Knot” as a resource for pastors and counselors to use for pre-marriage counseling. His goal in this book was to emphasize Jesus on every page – Jesus at the center. You can learn more about this book and purchase it here.

    • 23 min
    BC in Faith Church History

    BC in Faith Church History

    Long-time members of Faith Church, Jerry & Rita Jamison, join the podcast to delve into Faith Church’s history in Biblical Counseling. They recount how Faith got introduced to Biblical counseling and how greatly the church body and ministry was impacted in those early days and still now decades later. You won’t want to miss this peek into the past.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

ListenWithYourEars ,

Biblical Counselling in action in the WHOLE church!

What an excellent resource this podcast is going to be! As our church in South Africa is still in the beginnings of starting a biblical counseling ministry, this is my dream and prayer that our entire church grows to have this sort of culture of discipleship and one-another care as a normal part of mainstream church life, rather than seeing counselling as a separate ministry. Thank you for making these important conversations available to us!

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