Working moms who have a job outside the home face a big challenge: maintaining a biblical balance of roles as wife, mother, and employee. God desires that whatever we do, either by choice or necessity, that we do it all for His glory in each setting and task of a working mom’s day. “Whatever you…Details
You can forgive and be free today. God has forgiven you of all your sins when you accepted Jesus’ gift of salvation. So who are you to withhold forgiveness from another person, whether a Christian or not, who has wronged you? What if God forgave exactly how you are inclined to forgive? Pretty ugly, huh?…Details
You can learn how to kill bitterness. You can exchange bitterness for “betterness,” says biblical counselor and teacher Sherry Allchin, M.A. Chances are you know the look of bitterness. It … sours your face, may raise your blood pressure, and contribute to other unwelcome physical ailments. wards off friends, coworkers, even family when you let…Details
Helping hurting children is crucial today in the godlessness of the last days the Bible speaks of. All around our little ones are heartless, arrogant, out-of-control lovers of self, not God. They hurt children, and some of these children grow up angry, anxious, and lonely. Sherry Allchin, biblical counselor and teacher at Biblical Counseling Center,…Details
Our popular workshops reveal the heartbeat of Biblical Counseling Center: “Helping Churches Care for People.” Yes, our trained, experienced, certified biblical counselors come alongside hurting couples, men, women, teens, and children. Yes, the Counselor speaks compassionate truth to them, changing their hearts, changing their lives. Yes, chances are your pastor and leaders at your church…Details
Abused women, this is the truth: Abuse IS NOT love. You are not a doormat. God Almighty has the answer to freedom, wisdom, and a better life. This post first appeared here on biblical counselor Julie Ganshow’s blog. She’s right on — many abused women I’ve counseled have struggled just as she describes. Reprinted here…Details
Former atheist Don Vos was scared, lonely, and depressed and then he found Jesus. This mini-autobiography is part of our ongoing series “A Counselee’s Story.” They’re shared by folks we’ve counseled at Biblical Counseling Center. Here’s Don. When I first walked into Biblical Counseling Center’s office, I was scared, lonely, depressed and looking for answers. I had…Details
Suicide is. . . “a sense of hopelessness or inescapability, combined with a pattern of poor coping, a limited tolerance, and a flight from help coalesce in some manner to form suicidal intent.” – Jeffery S. Black That’s a dry definition of a loss that rips out the heart of loved ones left behind, isn’t it?…Details
Friends, Dr. Ron Allchin, D. Min., shares his heart and this thoughts on God’s faithfulness to Biblical Counseling Center over the past 25 years! Read part 1 of this interview here.
Dr. Allchin extends to you an invition to our 25th Anniversary Celebration Banquet. Near the end of this post you’ll see a link to get your complimentary tickets. The more, the merrier as we enjoy this milestone and look forward to our next 25 years of helping churches care for people through counseling, training, and resources, including his Proverbs bible study, a gift to anyone who supports BCC.
Q: Dr. Ron Allchin, we hear your role at BCC may expand to other countries in the coming year. Could you tell us how this shift helps BCC?
Dr. Allchin: The mission of BCC is to equip churches through counseling training, resources, and counseling. Many of the churches in third world countries can afford to pay to have us come and teach counseling, but their people could never afford counseling services unless they received them as a part of the ministry of the church. That is where BCC fits in.
I and other BCC staff travel to these countries and teach in seminaries, Bible colleges and churches so that the people the students touch will have counsel from truth that sets them free. The Word of God transcends culture, and it doesn’t matter the country or the language. The Word becomes the powerful tool in their healing.
Q: Please share a recent story in your travels showing God’s continued faithfulness to you and to BCC?
Dr. Allchin: I have traveled more than 20,000 miles over the summer — once in July to Ethiopia to teach there for two weeks at Evangelical Theological College and another in September to Cuba to teach at a seminary in Jatibonicao.
God was faithful in His provision of finances for the trip. He was faithful in giving good health even though the water and food may not have been fresh. He was faithful in giving wisdom in teaching the students. He was faithful in producing fruit in the lives of students, some of whom personally needed the truths and principles that were being taught. He was faithful in returning me to my wife, family, and ministries after many miles of travel.
Q: What was a highlight of your most recent trip to Cuba?
Dr. Allchin: One of the most exciting experiences for me is to look out at the students’ faces and see the light bulbs of spiritual truth get turned on in their hearts and minds.
Q: Dr. Ron Allchin, what would you say to folks who are considering supporting BCC with their prayers and their finances?
Dr. Allchin: We are aware that there are many who pray for the ministries of BCC every day. They are praying for both the counselor and the counselee to be led and empowered by the Spirit to accomplish God’s will in their lives, and we are thankful.
The financial needs of this ministry are also great. Half of the budget must be raised through gifts from God’s people. We are not a private practice, and fees for services could never cover the cost of the people who come and cannot pay. BCC does not charge pastors and their families for counseling. International teaching that could never continue with out the generous gifts of God’s people.
Q: If someone reading this now wants to donate to BCC’s work, what the best way to do this?
Dr. Allchin: We are thankful for monetary gifts of any amount for God uses them to further His work through BCC. People can go to this secure link and make a donation. Or they can mail a check to our Arlington Heights, IL, office. The address is Biblical Counseling Center, 3233 N Arlington Heights Road, Suite 302, Arlington Heights, IL 60004.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Dr. Allchin: We cannot do it without God’s guidance and power. We can not do it without you, our faithful friends and partners. Thanks to God and to you for 25 years of faithfulness to the ministry of BCC.
This is a story of a prodigal husband and his pregnant wife who counseled with Sherry Allchin. The husband had left “Jaye” for one of his coworkers. She was alone, hurt deeply, and angry with a baby on the way. Yet … she wouldn’t divorce. Then God did something amazing. (Here’s parts of a recent emails…Details