Growth Counselling Institute
Biblical Counselling Training and Development
To foster the creation of healthy biblical counselling ministries in local churches through training, accreditation, and awareness of primacy of Scripture in counselling and Christian living.
Growth Counselling Institute is a new organization based in New Zealand, focused on the promotion, training, development and adoption of biblical counselling in New Zealand and Australia. We can’t do this alone, so consider getting involved.
There are three ways to be involved.
We recently launched our Growth Counselling Institute Membership. Members get ongoing development, support, guidance, accountability, training and much more.
To find out when the membership next opens, and to receive our weekly updates, enter your details below.
If the mental health model doesn’t provide significant help to the secular world, then what incentive is there to adopt it in the church? This is the second article explaining why the church needs to adopt biblical counselling rather than a mental health model.
Part 1 of a 2 part series on the difference between biblical counselling and the mental health movement.
Growth Counselling Institute Leadership Team
James earned a PhD in Christian counselling in South Africa, but was convinced of the importance of biblical counselling toward the end of his doctorate. He has been involved in biblical counselling ministries including crisis counselling in South Africa and New Zealand. He and his family live in Napier and he ministers at Onekawa Bible Church.
Darryl graduated from The Master's Seminary in 2015 and is a PhD Candidate in biblical counselling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches biblical counselling at Boyce College in Louisville Kentucky and helps students learn to read Greek fluently at masterntgreek.com. He lives in New Plymouth with his family and serves as an elder at Faith Bible Church.
John is passionate about the word of God and provides the business sense to Growth Counselling Institute. He also fits the profile of those we believe will be interested in learning biblical counseling. He owns and manages his own small design consulting company specializing on oil and gas pipelines. He resides in New Plymouth and serves on the leadership team of Faith Bible Church.