This study gives the biblical description of a disciple and looks at the examples of Jesus and Paul, who invested not just information but “their own selves” (1 Thess. 2:8). The conclusion is that the best relational context for change is found in a personal intimate discipling relationship.
These studies are part of our Called to DIsciple training materials that lay a biblical foundation for discipling and address the part God plays and the part the discipler plays in the discipling process. A thorough definition of Biblical counseling is contrasted to a secular approach to counseling.
What is my responsibility as a discipler? This study addresses that question as well as clearly demonstrating that it is God who causes growth in a disciple, not the discipler. Guidelines are given in how to fulfill this role as the discipler.
This study contrasts the presuppositions behind a secular approach to counseling to a truly biblical approach. The differences in goals, approach, qualifications of the counselor, the view of man, the source of problems and the solution to problems are all addressed.