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Mental Illness and the Church

Price: $4.50
SKU: DLMP360528
Availability: Student notes are available for this session. See "Related Products" below.

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Author: Robert Kellemen


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.

You may listen to the first 10 minutes of this session by clicking on the “Preview Excerpt” button above.

For more information about the conference go to www.faithlafayette.org/bctc.

About the speaker: 

Robert Kellemen is the Resource Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition; the Vice President for Institutional Development and Chair of the Biblical Counseling Department at Crossroads Bible College; has had three pastoral ministries; and is the author of several books including Equipping Counselors for Your Church. B.S. Pastoral Ministry Baptist Bible College; Th.M. Theology and Biblical Counseling Grace Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Counselor Education Kent State University. Bob and his wife, Shirley, have two adult children.

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  1. call to mercy for the afflicted 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Aug 2017

    I expected to learn the difference between mental illness and spiritual warfare - but I was so convicted to hear the speaker's heart of mercy and challenge to see those afflicted through the cross.

  2. Compassion and comprehension- key elements in understanding those who are deeply suffering emotionally 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Oct 2015

    Speaker Bob Kelleman, who has spent over 30 years in the biblical counseling field gives a wonderful explanation of how people with mental illness can be helped through a biblical approach that is based on a desire to help the person by using a comprehensive and compassionate approach. In his introduction to his teaching session he describes a person he worked with early on in his training for counseling. The example he used was brought back again and again to illustrate various points he was getting at. He distinguishes between the secular medical approach which understands man through the creature and the biblical approach which understands man through the creator. He also distinguishes between the short give them a bible verse to obey and send them on their way approach and the compassionate and comprehensive approach. Later in the program he uses history to describe the idea that Martin Luther had quite an opportunity to do biblical counseling through many letters he wrote to people who asked for his counsel.. Luther always attempted to get at the root problem (s) . Dr Kelleman goes on to describe more on how this approach is able to offer help where other approaches fall short. Finally in the last segment he describes more in detail how the Paracletic approach--( compassionate and comprehensive approach) to counseling works.
    I would strongly encourage anyone interested in biblical counseling to hear this teaching session because it will give much information on how to really work successfully with people who are suffering deeply. I plan on listening to this a few more times because it is packed with great information!