When we consider the importance of counseling, consideration should be given to what the Bible says about this vital subject. This week, David Henniger discusses with us several biblical texts that deal with counseling. What do these passages teach and what can we learn from them as they relate to leadership and counseling?
We continue our discussion today with David Henniger about the role of counseling in leadership. David describes what counseling means and how it complements the role of a leader, especially in building missional teams domestically and internationally. He further discusses the stress and anxiety associated with leading and counseling. David also addresses ethical boundaries and limits in biblical/Christian counseling.
saltCast visits this week with David Henniger about the role of counseling in leadership. Today, David specifically addresses theories and practices of counseling differentiating the concepts behind biblical/Christian counseling with secular counseling and how this can help leaders. David focuses on strengthening relationships and growing in one’s walk with God.
Preparatory Steps to Conflict Resolution: In this final saltCast on Conflict Resolution, once again we talk with the late Brandi Kendall about practical ways for leaders to approach resolving conflict when it happens within the church. Brandi guides us through a biblical discussion designed to create a healthy body of Christ. These steps provide a beautiful approach to conflict resolution.
Zero-Sum Outcome in Conflict: As we continue to discuss conflict and conflict resolution, Brandi Kendall discusses the difficulties related to reaching a zero-sum outcome, or equality, in resolving conflict. Brandi comes full circle as he talks about distance and damage in relation to a zero-sum theology as we approach conflict. Sharing biblical principles, the discussion highlights how Jesus taught the value of this thought in relationship to conflict resolution.
The Cause of Conflict: In this saltCast, Brandi Kendall addresses the source of conflict from a biblical perspective. Brandi addresses the challenges represented in conflict when we allow self to have control. He talks about roles-based and values-based situations that lead to conflict in the relationship of leaders and congregational involvement. Brandi also provides a perspective of how power and authority factors into conflict within us and in relationship with others.
Defining Conflict by Distance and Damage: In this introductory discussion about Conflict Resolution, the late Brandi Kendall shares information about his background and the universal perspective related to this subject. He defines the concept of conflict and the relationship of distance and damage. He describes the fight or flight approach and how we tend to respond to conflict, but also the benefit of conflict to the long-term health of leaders and the church.
Continuing the discussion about character, in this saltCast we talk about the need for trust. A trustworthy character is critical for leadership. The question we consider is, “Can God trust us?” Can He trust us to be good students of His word, to evangelize the lost, love His church, and lead? God needs leaders who are worthy of His trust.