In Gospel Conversations, part of the Equipping Biblical Counselors Series, Bob Kellemen explores the four compass-points that guide 22 essential biblical counseling skills, providing a comprehensive approach to caring like Christ.
How does a person learn to counsel others with the truth of God’s Word? Bob Kellemen believes that the best way to learn counseling is by doing it—by giving and receiving biblical counseling in the context of real, raw Christian community.
Gospel Conversations explores the four compass-points of biblical counseling:
Sustaining: “It’s Normal to Hurt.”
Healing: “It’s Possible to Hope.”
Reconciling: “It’s Horrible to Sin, but Wonderful to Be Forgiven.”
Guiding: “It’s Supernatural to Mature.”
These four compass points combine to equip readers to develop twenty-two ministry relational competencies—the “how to” of caring like Christ. This book serves as a practical training manual that can be used for lab and small group interaction.
Gospel Conversations is the second volume in The Equipping Biblical Counselors Series, a comprehensive relational training curriculum for the local church that provides a model for equipping God’s people to change lives with Christ’s changeless truth. This two-volume series weaves together comprehensive biblical insight with compassionate Christian engagement.
About the author:
Bob Kellemen serves as Vice President of Strategic Development and Academic Dean at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana, and the Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries. For seventeen years he served as the founding Chairman of and Professor in the MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD. Bob was also the founding Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, where he served for six years. Bob has pastored three churches and equipped biblical counselors in each 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.