Relational Ministry

Series: Counseling
Presenter: Dr. John Iamaio

The third in a three part series, this segment focuses on the relational aspect of elder counseling.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What three OT books does the speaker recommend to learn the Biblical concept of counseling?
Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.
2. Why is "closeness" necessary in counseling?
It cultivates openness and encourages sharing at a deeper level.
3. Which verse from the Bible teaches us the closeness of the disciples to the Lord?
Mark 6:30

Discuss It

  1. Explain how plurality of elders in your church is essential to staying close with all members of the flock?
  2. What are some limitations to the elders connecting with “everyone” in the church?
  3. What types of counseling needs are being evidenced in your church because of the diversity of personalities?

Apply It

  1. If you are part of an elder team, discuss with the whole team how you could effectively divide up the fellowship so that everyone has an elder that they can connect with. If you are not part of the elder team, ask two of the existing elders what their plan is for connecting with everyone in the church.