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Counseling One Another

Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.—Ephesians 4:15

We’re all familiar with the confusion and pain that comes from living in a broken world. Whether we struggle with depression, anger, anxiety, or something else, we all need help at times. So where can we turn when we’re feeling empty and stuck?  

According to Scripture, we can look to each other. After all, that’s how God designed the church to work. God wants us to develop meaningful relationships where we share our struggles and seek to lovingly counsel one another from his word.

In an effort to equip our church in this area, the North Campus hosted five Counseling One Another seminars in 2019–2021. Each seminar was led by Pastor Brian Liechty and was recorded on video. The video recording and session notes are available to purchase for $10/seminar. You can purchase seminar content here. If you have questions, contact Rebekah Hemken (612-455-0800 x808), Administrative Assistant for Counseling, North.

Getting to the Heart
September 21, 2019
Learning to counsel one another starts with understanding the heart. At this seminar, we opened God’s word and discussed how God made our hearts, the impact our bodies have on our hearts, and how we can begin to address our hearts in the struggles we face. 

Helping Others Change
November 16, 2019
Change is meant to take place within the family of God. As brothers and sisters, we’re called to help and encourage one another to become more like Jesus. In this seminar, be equipped to come alongside one another by learning how to help others change.

Dealing With Difficult Emotions
February 22, 2020
Grief, guilt, anger, and shame. No one wants to deal with these painful feelings, but we all experience them from time to time. This seminar explores God’s word on how to deal with difficult emotions. 

Addressing Mental Health Challenges
Saturday, October 2, 2021
What are mental disorders and how does the Bible address them? As Christians, how should we think wisely about medication? How does the gospel meet us in times of depression or anxiety? This seminar looks at these and other important topics concerning the mental health challenges we often face. 

Ministering to Sexual Brokenness
Saturday, November 13, 2021
What does the Bible say about sexuality and gender? Is there hope for those struggling with pornography or other sexual addictions? How do we minister to our brothers or sisters in Christ who wrestle with same sex attraction? With this seminar, we look to God’s word and the riches of the gospel to minister to sexual brokenness in our own lives and the lives of others. Joining Pastor Brian is special guest Pastor Nick Roen.