Introduction: Many years ago, I saw a piece of news about an American survey and statistics. Someone surveyed a hundred couples to see how they were doing after twenty years of marriage. The results were astonishing: there were only six couples still in love with each other and enjoying their marriage after twenty years! At that time, I had a doubt, why so many lovers who once vowed to each other and promised each other for life and death, hurt each other after they got married, and even got divorced? What problem can't be solved? When I entered seminary, I became very interested in counseling. When I played the role of counselor and counselee in class, I found that everyone would insist on their own reasons. There were two sides to every question, and no one could persuade the other. Only when everyone returns to the principles of the Bible and is enlightened by the Holy Spirit will they discover where their problems lie. It turns out that the so-called unsolvable problem is because the ego is too big, and the Lord is not respected! Later, I started the ministry of pastoral counseling. Once, when I was teaching a course on emotional intelligence in marriage and love, an old woman in her seventies said to me: Hey, I have lived for decades in vain! I should have listened to you earlier, and I would not have wasted decades of good time after learning this knowledge! It turns out that the so-called unsolvable problems have solutions! Moreover, it will bring peace beyond all expectations! That's biblical counseling! With the practice of biblical counseling ministry over the years, I have come to realize more and more the preciousness and almighty power of God’s words! It is really as declared in the Bible: “16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17) The existence of biblical counseling is based on the fact that everyone faces various problems, and everyone needs counseling help. It may not be formal biblical counseling, but everyone has received others on different levels. Be counseled, and counseled others. Counseling is a regular occurrence in everyday life. It's just that many people don't realize it. The term “counseling” is used a lot in the Old Testament, which means giving advice, and advising. (Isaiah 9:6) “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” A strategist is translated as counseling and giving advice. The Lord Jesus is the best biblical counselor! The Lord continually instructs us with His Word, giving us the most beautiful advice and counsel. And every one of us God’s children also has such a position, to preach the word of God, teach the truth, persuade people to reconcile with God, and constantly rebuke people to reform. In the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, biblical counseling is needed. Counseling based on the Bible is to use God's words and the principles of the Bible to talk with people, so as to bring people before God, be enlightened by God, and be changed by God. Brothers and sisters in the church edify each other, build up each other, encourage each other, comfort each other, and walk the pilgrimage together.
Biblical counseling is a way of talking to open up the ministry of God's word. Accepting biblical counseling means submitting to the authority of the Bible. Therefore, it can also be said that biblical counseling is a concentrated and intensive discipleship training aimed at areas of special need or problems in the lives of believers. Biblical counseling is also God's call to every Christian: “11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11) The Bible declares: “16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” ( 2 Timothy 3:16-17) This is the definition and steps of biblical counseling: teaching who God is and how God requires people to live; Come down to the cross to truly repent and aspire to follow the Lord; teach people to imitate Christ’s righteous and holy disposition and the likeness of the Lord Jesus through studying God’s words. Biblical counseling is a special kind of discipleship that uses biblical principles to deal with problems in people's lives. The purpose is to bring people before God, make changes in people’s lives according to God’s will, make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, and then make them disciples who can lead disciples, and fulfill the great commission entrusted by the Lord.
聖經輔導事工的異象 The vision of AIT Biblical Counseling Ministry
聖經輔導事工，致力於服事眾教會，機構，和個人。帶領人來到神面前。使沒有信仰的人變爲有信仰，能夠認識神，成爲基督徒；使信主的人堅固信仰，生命更新，不斷成聖，成爲可以帶領門徒的門徒。 Biblical Counseling Ministry is committed to serving churches, institutions, and individuals. Bring people to God. Make people without faith become believers, know God, and become Christians; make believers strengthen their faith, renew their lives, keep sanctifying, and become disciples who can lead disciples.
聖經輔導的對象 Objects of biblical counseling
一切重生得救的基督徒和願意得到聖經輔導的非基督徒。 All born-again Christians and non-Christians who want to receive biblical counseling.
聖經輔導事工的方式 Approaches to biblical counseling ministry
Two approaches are adopted: one is to provide systematic training for those Christians who are interested in biblical counseling; the other is to provide long-term or short-term counseling to those who encounter problems in life and need counseling.
聖經輔導事工服事的内容 Contents of biblical counseling ministry
Family Counseling: Purpose of Marriage: Husband's role; Wife's role; Biblical parenting to not irritate children; Biblical parenting to discipline and teach. Common topics: How to Improve Communication; Guilt and Regret; Trials and Suffering; Worry and Fear; Forgiveness; Dealing with Anger Biblically Special Topics: Counseling people with sexual problems; Counseling people with diseases; Counseling people with mental illness; Counseling people with depression; Counseling method: Build relationships, give hope; gather information, identify problems; give guidance, assign homework; biblical counseling FAQs; practice observation. While conducting biblical counseling group training, we also provide individual biblical counseling for brothers and sisters in need, providing them with heavenly comfort, encouragement, admonition, and providing specific methods of implementing changes to help them overcome the situation and glorify God.
聖經輔導事工的一些案例 Some cases of biblical counseling ministry
Sister D, a terminal cancer patient, was reconciled to God and others because of biblical counseling, and her family relationship changed. She finally died in the Lord's embrace with joy.
Sister P, who was on the verge of divorce, was not afraid of the pressure of being divorced because of biblical counseling, and insisted on handling her marital problems according to the principles of the Bible. In the end, they did not get divorced, and they gave a wonderful testimony to the Lord.
Due to the impact of disease and disaster, a couple of L walked out of the valley of the shadow of death and witnessed God's power with joy because of the counseling of the Bible, even though the hospital had issued a critical illness notice.
Sister F, who experienced the death of her fiancé in a car accident, received biblical counseling at a time of extreme grief and low confidence, and has gradually stepped into a normal life track.
A sister Y who is experiencing her husband's unemployment, depression, lawsuits, and daughter's rebellion, has strengthened her trust in God because of the biblical counseling, lives by the Lord every day, and continues to walk on the road of heaven with a heart of hope.
聖經輔導事工的代禱事項 Prayer requests for biblical counseling ministry
Biblical counseling is a long-term ministry that requires continuous dedication of time, energy, physical strength, and money. Our biblical counseling is provided free of charge to those in need. We need your prayers and financial support! May the Lord use biblical counseling ministry to His glory!
有需要聖經輔導的弟兄姐妹和朋友們可以聯絡我們的同工，聯絡方法如下 Brothers, sisters and friends who need biblical counseling can contact our co-workers. The contact methods are as follows:
AIT Mission Biblical Counseling David Zhang Email: AITMissionBC@gmail.com