Counseling in the Local Church
with Dr. Tim Lane
Is Biblical counseling just for the trained professionals? Or is it also for pastors and elders? What does it look like to restore counseling to the local church? These questions and more will be explored during this course.
The purpose of this course is:
- to broaden students’ understanding of counseling to include all relationships,
- to build a thoroughly biblical understanding of the local church as a ministering community where everyone plays a part,
- to help students find their place of ministry within the context of the local church and to help others do the same,
- to see the importance of both public and private ministry of the Word and how they interrelate, and
- to examine present ministry opportunities.
Topics covered include:
- a biblical foundation for private ministry of the Word,
- the role of community and relationships in the process of sanctification,
- developing a practical ecclesiology, and
- developing an eye for ministry opportunities such as conflict resolution, evangelism, and church discipline.
Counseling in the Local Church will be offered Monday, July 22 through Thursday, 25 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This course will be taught by Dr. Tim Lane.
About Dr. Tim Lane:
Timothy S. Lane, (M.Div., D.Min.) is President and faculty member at the Christian
Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) and has been counseling for more
than 25 years. He has previous experience in both campus and pastoral ministry,
including serving as a pastor for ten years. Tim pastored at Clemson Presbyterian
Church in Clemson, South Carolina for ten years before coming to CCEF.
Tim is an Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological
Seminary, and teaches at other seminaries throughout the country. Tim travels
nationally and internationally to teach on the application of Biblical Counseling in
the life of the church.
Tim co-authored the books How People Change and Relationships - A Mess Worth
Making with Paul Tripp. Tim is also the author of several mini-books including
Conflict: A Redemptive Opportunity, Family Feuds, Temptation: Fighting the Urge,
Sex Before Marriage, and Freedom From Guilt. Tim writes regularly for the CCEF
Blog and CCEF’s Journal of Biblical Counseling.
Tim lives in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania with his wife, Barbara. They have two
children in college and two in high school.