It has been quite a journey! I have been counseling regularly at Redeemer Presbyterian Church since August 2002. In addition to providing pastoral counseling I have been leading classes on different aspects of Biblical Counseling for those in our congregation. I have led Sunday School parenting classes through Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp, and Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp, also When People are Big and God is Small by Ed Welch, and Changing Hearts Changing Lives DVDs by CCEF. I have led Marriage classes in the Sunday School through Each for the Other by Bryan Chapell.
I have conducted an Introduction to Biblical Counseling series on Sunday nights in the Summer of 2007 and then have led a number of series Sunday nights since then covering Issues in Biblical Counseling on topics like Depression, Anger, Worry, Fear, Anxiety, Biblical Communication, Peacemaking, Dealing with Manipulators, Forgiveness, and Dealing with Selfishness & Pride. In February of 2009 I had the opportunity to teach a week intensive class on Introduction to Biblical Counseling to pastors in Bulgaria as well as lead a marriage conference there with my wife Janey.
I received my NANC Certification in 2006. Since then I have been seeing people from inside our church and outside our church that have been referred through the NANC website, or other local pastors and counselees. I count it a privilege and a joy to see God work in so many lives as His all-sufficient Word is applied to hurting and broken people.
We have now embarked on a new adventure with the approval of our counseling center as a NANC certified training center. It is my hope and prayer to see men and women trained over the next couple years and to see some receive NANC certification. I desire to see more counselors ready to meet the needs of broken people in our community and in turn, Kansas City transformed by the awesome power of God’s Redeeming Grace.