Author: Garrett Higbee
Do you feel like you get stuck in helping your counselees; or when you share the scriptures they are not having the impact you were expecting? Could it be that you haven’t really identified the motives, desires, and/or heart issue(s) behind their presenting problems? In this session you will be given practical help to draw out the heart of your counselees so that when the scriptures are shared the heart is the target, not just behavior change. We will look at asking the right questions, the use of your testimony, and life in Christ. You will learn how to listen for heart themes when gathering data. We will see how recognizing heart themes, repenting fully, and rejoicing in the freedom and identity in Christ is life changing and transformational.
This is a session from the Biblical Counseling Training Conference hosted by Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana.
People are looking for the hope that there are answers for their hurts, their difficulties, and the challenges they face. Since 1985, the Biblical Counseling Training Conference has been equipping ministry professionals and lay leaders to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly minister God's Word to those looking for answers.
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For more information about the conference go to www.faithlafayette.org/bctc.
About the speaker:
Dr. Garrett Higbee was trained as a clinical psychologist with a specialty in marriage and family counseling, but had a radical conversion in 1992 which led him to trust in Christ and His Word for all things related to life and counseling. He has over twenty years of experience using the Scriptures to counsel couples, families, and youth and is dedicated to training those who lead and counsel others in Biblical soul care. Garrett is a frequent conference speaker and a contributing author for several biblical counseling books. Additionally, he has created several Biblical Soul Care training resources focused on small group discipleship.
Garrett and his wife Tammy have three children.