What is biblical counselling?
Little 'b' biblical
Biblical Counselling is not about finding a verse for every problem. Biblical Counselling is personal ministry done from a biblical worldview. We want to see the complexity of life and people in the light of the gospel of Jesus. We want to see stories in light of God's big story.
Little 'c' counselling
All of us are little 'c' counsellors in the lives of others. Biblical counselling is about equipping parents, spouses, friends, leaders, pastors and carers to wisely love people with gospel-soaked interactions. We call this the 'Personal ministry of the Word'. In addition, we see the need for godly trained 'parachurch counsellors', to both train the church and provide expertise to help those with deep struggles.
The Personal Ministry of the Word
The ministry of the Word is more than preaching. It is more than small group bible studies. We are called to encourage, rebuke and comfort one another in the midst of everyday life. We want to grow in wisdom and skill in the application of God's word in the counsel we bring to others lives.
The Church as Transformation Centre
The church is the centre of care and transformation for the believer. This is not to demean the important role of doctors, psychologists and other helping professionals. It's a challenge to the church, to take the lead in the care and growth of the people under their care.
For more info see our beliefs and approach to counselling.
Who is Biblical Counselling Australia?
Biblical Counselling Australia (BCA) is an Australian network of over 1200 Christian pastors, chaplains, psychologists, university staff workers, women’s workers, kids workers and more, pursuing biblical counselling and discipleship.
These people come from 300 churches from multiple denominations. For more info see our beliefs and approach to counselling. Biblical Counselling Australia Inc. is a registered not for profit.
BCA is developing joint projects with a number of like-minded theological colleges including:
BCA is also supported by a number of key churches:
- The Project Church in Toowoomba
- Wild Street Anglican Church in Maroubra
- City on a Hill in Melbourne
- Drouin Presbyterian
- St Matthew's Botany
The committee of management includes:
KURT PETERS - DIRECTOR
Kurt is the Minister of St Mathew's Anglican in Botany NSW. He completed his M.Div at S.M.B.C. and has completed distance education courses through CCEF in biblical counselling. In 2016 Kurt will began his Ph.D through Christ College in the area of Christian growth and transformation. If you live in NSW and want to talk further please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DR KARL HOOD - DIRECTOR
Karl completed graduate studies in counselling and theology at Westminster Seminary and CCEF in Philadelphia. He is on the pastoral staff at Drouin Presbyterian Church Vic. and is an adjunct lecturer in pastoral care at PTC Melbourne. He has been a medical practitioner for almost 20 years. If you live in Victoria and want to talk further please email: email@example.com
PETER SONDERGELD - DIRECTOR
Pete is the Senior Pastor at The Project Church in Toowoomba. He is a registered counsellor and has completing distance education studies in biblical counselling through CCEF. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in the area of counselling and discipleship. If you live in Qld and want to talk further please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEIL CASTLE - DIRECTOR
Neil is the Executive Pastor and Biblical Living Director at City on a Hill in Melbourne. He is completing distance education studies in biblical counselling through CCEF. Neil's role at City on a hill involves formal counselling relationships including 1:1, pre-marriage, marriage and group-based counselling. If you want to talk further please email: email@example.com
CARMEN MILIC - EVENTS ADMINISTRATOR
Carmen Milic serves as the Events Administrator of BCA. Carmen brings a wealth of experience in media and communications. Carmen is a trained and practicing Art Therapist while being an active member of City on a Hill West in Melbourne. Carmen will be responsible for a administration and events for BCA. If you want to talk further please email: firstname.lastname@example.org