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.
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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 has a PhD in biblical counselling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He helps students learn to read New Testament Greek fluently at masterntgreek.com. He lives in New Plymouth with his family and serves as an elder at Faith Bible Church.
Over the years Alex has completed various biblical counselling certificates, a Diploma in Biblical Studies (Shepherds), and has an Associate Degree in Christian Counselling. She has worked in NGOs, a local high school, in the Chaplaincy at Massey University, in her church and runs her own private counselling practice. She is currently working her way through a Masters of Art in Biblical Counselling through Westminster Theological College in PA. Alex lives in Taupo with her husband of 42 years.
Tony is a Mexican-American who's been ministering in NZ since 2004, having married a kiwi girl, born and bred. Tony is currently Pastor at the Fenton Park Bible Church in Rotorua, where he lives with his wife and family.