Resources for biblical counseling


This past Saturday, I was afforded the great privilege of sharing at Lake City Community Church’s Family Summit. The Family Summit is a one-day event the church hosts to support, encourage, and equip their church family to be empowered, devoted followers and proclaimers of Christ. After an opening, general session, attenders could select from workshops like Leading a Child to Christ, Parenting Adult Children, Spiritual Formation, and more. I taught two sessions on biblical counseling – one was focused on defining what biblical counseling is, the other focused on what it looks like, with an attempt to undo some of the “professional” mystery.

As a part of those two sessions, I included some suggestions for other resources to get further informed and equipped. In an effort to serve you who were not there, or those of you who were at the Family Summit but were drawn away by the allure of other workshops (perfectly understandable), or for those of you who were there and either did not take notes and/or threw away your handouts, what follows is a list of those resources….

For further reading: 

“Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling” by Jay E. Adams

“Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change” by Paul David Tripp

Journal of Biblical Counseling – a CCEF publication

“How People Change” by Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp

For further training: 

Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Counseling and Discipleship Training

CCEF School of Biblical Counseling (online)

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (graduate studies, some classes available online)

Western Reformed Seminary (Tacoma – graduate studies)

Biblical Counseling Organizations:

Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly NANC)

Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF)

Biblical Counseling Coalition




2 thoughts on “Resources for biblical counseling

  1. Thank you. Glad you posted on this. That way it remains accessible.

    • I want as many people to have access to these resources as possible. For sure not an exhaustive list, but should serve as a good start.

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