Creating a Biblical Counseling Ministry Manual for New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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This ministry project was designed to establish a manual to guide the biblical counseling ministry of New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Chapter 1 explains the context, rationale, purpose, goals, and methodology of the project. Chapter 2 explores the biblical and theological basis for the practice of biblical counseling. It further examines 2 Peter 1:1-11, proving that the knowledge of God is central to a philosophy of biblical counseling. It further examines 2 Timothy 3:10-17, affirming that the Word of God is sufficient for biblical counseling. Finally, it looks to Romans 15:14-16 to show that the people of God are fully equipped to care for the non-physical needs of others. Chapter 3 supports that developing a biblical counseling manual helps to ensure consistent practice within the counseling ministry. Chapter 4 details the steering committee formation, creation of policies and procedures for inclusion, drafting, editing, and approval of the policies and procedures, and final approval of the executive leadership team for the biblical counseling manual. Chapter 5 evaluates the purpose and goals of the project, examines the strengths and weaknesses, and offers suggestions for future implementation. Chapter 5 also offers a theological and personal reflection on the project.