Christ-Centered Soul Care:
life-changing spiritual direction
through Cross-focused discipleship
The Great Commandment is to love God and one another; this involves personal caring (Matt. 22:37-39). The Great Commission is to reach people with the Gospel; this involves strategic disciple-making (Matt 28:18-20). The great gap in the church is the lack of spiritual, psychological and relational healing that Christ came to provide (Luke 4:18,19). This involves Christ-centered biblical counseling in the context of soul care.
- Every believer’s responsibility: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2).
- Every discipler’s mission: “So Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you’” (John 20:21).
- Every counselor’s calling: “The Lord God has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary…” (Isaiah 50:4).
Learn more about how you can be equipped for soul care ministry as an individual, a small group facilitator, or as a pastor/missionary/counselor.
Grace Fellowship News
The next equipping events in Pigeon Forge Tennessee are coming up this summer. The Exchanged Life Conference (How to Help a Friend Spiritually) is set for Friday night and Saturday, August 7,8. The Exchanged Life Workshop (Basic Christ-Centered Counseling Training) is planned for Monday afternoon-Thursday, August 10-13th. Please see the Events Calendar for details and registration or call Grace Fellowship.
We have been providing some coaching to a church in Texas. A recent sermon there effectively conveys the central theme of Exchanged Life Counseling:
“You have surrendered to Christ as your Savior and Lord. Terry Bewley asks the question: Instead of living your life, are you letting Christ live His life through you?”
“Dr. Solomon and the ministry of Grace Fellowship, in sharing the life-changing principles of the believer’s identiﬁcation with Christ, has had a profound impact on the lives of many Christians here in Atlanta. My endorsement and support is evidenced by our scheduling a ﬁve day workshop at our church.”
“The insights gained at the Grace Fellowship conference opened me to a greater understanding of spiritual truth and God’s design for a walk with Him in Christ. These concepts of Christ as Life are revolutionary to my spiritual walk, and I am convinced that a conference like this is of immense value not only to me, but for pastors who can then transfer these concepts to others in their congregations. I have attended a lot of seminars, but this one is really unique.”
– Dr. Ken Boa, Reﬂections Ministries, www.KenBoa.org
“As a young man in Argentina, I was zealous for the Lord and His work. My friends and I spent nights in fasting and prayer and preached on street corners every chance we got. Yet few people responded to our message and we became tired and discouraged. Some of my friends dropped out of our all night prayer meetings. Others stopped going to church altogether. I hung in there–barely, but we all shared a sense of despair. “We’ve read the Bible, prayed all night and witnessed for Christ, but we still can’t say ‘no’ to certain temptations. Either the Gospel doesn’t work, or I’m such a sinner that God can’t help me.” With that kind of thinking, how could I have gone on to serve the Lord with joy and excitement as I have done the past few decades? It is only because, God, in His grace, heard my cry and showed me the very truths that Dr. Charles Solomon presents in his book, Handbook to Happiness. As Dr. Solomon so clearly presents, I first had to come to the very end of myself.”
– Luis Palau, International Evangelist & Founder of the Luis Palau Association