Good Shepherd
Initiative

FREE Since 1983

Sid Galloway BS, M.Div. (Biograhical Information)
Just an OLD sheepdog
of our Good Shepherd Creator Christ

Ask the animals,
and they will teach you,
.. Which of all these
does not know
that the LORD's hand
has done this?
In His hand is the
soul (nephesh)
of every creature and the breath of all mankind"
Job 12:7-9

Worldview
of your
Good Shepherd
Creator: Christ
Human Trafficking & Slavery
Don't Just Happen
(Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23)

Would a "good" God design
"survival of the fittest"
as His WAY?
(Isaiah 65:25)

Rights - Any discussion about human rights (slavery, oppression) or animal rights (cruelty, abuse) must first address our Creator's rights. He has the right to command how we treat both His people and His animals.

Scotty the Good Shepherd
Service Sheepdog


3 Videos Animal Friends * *
Otis ----- Zoe ---- River


Suzy service-dog genius
(more below)

Responsibilities - Jesus said the root cause of suffering in this world is a distorted view of and/or the rejection of the true WAY of our Creator. (John 8:1-59)

sidotter


"Squirt" the Otter


Releasing rehabbed critters


Atchafalaya Swamp

Mistakes - Man's self-serving, misguided, mischaracterizations of God have historically led to personal and cultural conflict, corruption, and collapse.

Hope - Discovering the WHO?, the WHY?, and the "WAY"? of origins is the foundation for true transformation.

Mike's "service-frog"


Therapy Zorse & Zeedonk

Change - Truly lasting change for individuals and cultures must begin at the cornerstone - the Creator of creation.


Darwin's Self-image
by Mike Galloway


Formal"Boatie" - Lizaboa

"Then I looked again
at all the acts of oppression
which were being done
under the sun.
And behold I saw
the tears
of the oppressed
and that they had
no one to comfort them;
and on the side of their
oppressors was power,
but they had
no one to comfort them."
Ecclesiastes 4:1


Wild Rory - paralyzed by gun shot yet grateful
for loving care

raccoon_river_sidarms


L'l River raccoon


"Flower"


Candy-cane corn snake


Opossum Brothers:
Tom & Jerry


Brother Tom


Animal-Assisted GSI



Scotty my service dog
assistant :-)


Scotty doing his job well


God's living teddy-bears


Missing the old days


My Proverbs 31 wife
meeting my old girlfriend, elephant "Jean"


Old friends Jean & Panya meet my daughter


Jean meets her keeper's son



Mandy Clouded Leopard who saved me from suicide


My morning greeters
Akela & Rakshi
Back in the den they'd beg me to rub their heads
to start the day.


Shiva -my PTSD leopard
raised by humans, terrified of other leopards


Bratar:the cowardly lion


Rani: Bratar's sister :-(

Banu - my favorite comedian who loved to prank people


Candra, Banu's mom


Banu teasing Candra


Byomi asking for a treat


Ali the bitter black panther who learned love


Zoe: disabled squirrel
born with no tail / only 3 feet
- even more lovable


Scotty meets his first gator


Marriage in Christ


Suzy protecting her rescued puppy


Molly the semi-blind Opossum Lady


Little Blue
- transferred to Fed. rehab


Big Red
- gunshot wound


Baby Huey acting tough


Scotty's piggy


Rescuing Stubby
(see his Facebook page)


Audubon Zoo memories


Lizaboa Animal Assistant


David & elephant Panya


Mr. Galloway
Old Sheepdog


Charlie
Russian Legless Lizard


Hawk - Barron
powerful talons


Otis - hit by car


Little River as a baby


Little River
working on the lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

GSI - Good Shepherd Initiative - Homepage

Biblical Peer-Counselor
Training

(See also: Forgiveness, Counseling Resources, Personal Counseling, Family Counseling, Disability Purposes, DisabilityResources)

5-Level Counselor Training

Family Soulcare
The Personal  ministry of God's Word
To equip a network of "discipleship counselors"
for biblical guidance in your local church.

Currently, we're not offering any of the following courses.

The following represents the 5-Level process I developed many years ago,  while directing the Biblical Counseling & Training Center in the New Orleans area. We encourage other churches to develop similar programs, to serve the needs of the families in their own congregations.

 
© 1997 . . . . 
Sid Galloway, B.S., M.Div.
(?Ph.D.? = Dads, please work toward a Doctor of Phatherhood ??)

 "Applying God's Wisdom, not man's counsel, to the Church & Home"

Church to Church / Man to Man / Husband to Wife /
Woman to Woman / Parent to Child / Family to Family 

An Introductory Word about:  "Speaking the Truth in Love":

Eph 4:11-16 "And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head — Christ — from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love."

Many of the animals I once cared for, back when I was a zookeeper, had destructively distorted self-perceptions.  I remember a huge and powerful male gorilla, Scottie, who would duck down and cover his head, whenever a male zookeeper picked up a broom.   Yet, in all the years Scottie was at that particular zoo, no man had ever hit him with a broom.  So, why did Scottie believe that men were likely to hit him?  He believed it, and reacted to his belief as if it were truth, because he had been hit by male zookeepers way back when he was a young gorilla at another zoo.  Decades later, Scottie, still had difficulty trusting male keepers.

I also remember one of my leopards, a black panther, named Ali, who hated people with a vicious rage.  Whenever a person came near his cage, Ali would charge the bars, crashing into the hard metal, growling and spitting with bitterness.  Why?  All of us loved him, fed him, cleaned up after him, but had never abused him.  Then I found out how he had been raised at a different zoo.  He was pushed, poked, shocked, shot with BB guns, and hosed with water to make him move from cage to cage.  He learned and deeply believed that all humans were cruel and dangerous creatures. 

So, I determined to prove to Ali, that at least one human was his friend.  It took me over a year of patient, step by step efforts, but he eventually came to trust me.  In fact, he trusted me so much that he would come into the cage and lean his body gently against the bars, so I could rub his stomach!  His perception of me, life, and himself had been changed, yet the process took many months of sensitive, loving, often frustrating work.

These examples help to explain some of why it has been so easy for Lucifer to slip age-old, new age errors about self-esteem and self-love into the Church?  Part of the reason has been the failure of conservative pastors and teachers to present a biblically balanced message.  This left a partial vacuum of knowledge into which Satan's extreme alternatives to reality very easily flowed.  Conservative pastors over emphasized the truth, that our past hurts and traumas don't have to force our futures.  They focused on the good news, that repenting from our "natural", sinful responses to life's hurts is the primary key to overcoming them and living a victorious life.  But, they neglected to also emphasize the other side of reality.  It is also truth that deeply hurtful experiences leave lasting memories and distorted beliefs about God, others, and self, which are extremely difficult to unlearn.  And these twisted beliefs about reality are a part of the roots, which produce much of the dysfunctional fruit in our lives, families, churches, and the world, to the dishonor of God's image.

Truly "biblical" counselors don't just tell people to suck it up and glorify God.  We, through the actions of a whole church family, must prove to our new brothers and sisters that they are loved, in spite of their sin.  We are the face of our Father to the lost and lonely in this painfully dangerous world.  We must speak the truth in love.  This means that truth must be wrapped in obvious, self-sacrificial care, or it can hurt instead of heal.

When a message is not wrapped in obvious charity and humility, many listeners will reject the package, before the truth it contains is even recognized. Certainly all of us as spouses, parents, children, counselors, teachers, and preachers have at times allowed our flesh to unnecessarily offend others by speaking harshly. At other times, we've been too timid and have failed to risk conflict, even when error or immorality needed to be confronted with God's Truth.  As always happens, such failures are noticed by those who oppose biblical counseling, and are then exploited to the detriment of the entire movement. The brief biblical study below, explores both the biblical mandate for loving communication, as well as a few of the many biblical principles for its practical application in real life relationships:

"Speaking the truth" - aletheuo  "in love" - en agape

Gal 4:16-19 Aletheuo, also used here in the context of a warning about error, with the same goal to L.E.A.D. others toward restoration & maturity. 

Pro 18:13 Why is listening a crucial, first step? 

1Pet 2 Can silence ever be a good response? 

Isa 1:17 Is silence ever a sin? 

Joh 14:6 Who is the truth. (Col 1:27-2:10) 

Joh 17:17 What part should your opinions play? 

Rom 10:17 What will change people?

Acts 17:11; Heb 4:12 What determines truth? 

Mat 7:1-5 Who is worthy to judge heart motives? 

Mat 18:15-17 Should we ever judge anything? 

1Cor 5:9ff Why is church discipline so rare today? 

Eph 4:25 What is exaggeration and why is it wrong? 

Mat 10:34 Is it ever good to create division?

When division occurs between you and someone else, what are some questions you can ask yourself to discern whether or not you failed in communicating?

Rom 5:8 - regardless of feelings, agape is choosing to care for the person as you would yourself, thus self-sacrificing. 

2 Tim 2:23-26 What's wrong with arguing? 

Eph 4:29 Build up what? Self-esteem or Christ-esteem? 

What's the opposite of "building up"? 

What does it mean to give "grace" to the listeners? 

Col 4:6 Why is it important to adapt your responses according to "each one" you talk to? 

Write down some examples of adapting your speech. 

Mat 5:22 Why is it so wrong to ridicule? ("Raca"?) 

Eph 5:4 Does sarcasm usually sound like love or pride? 

Prov 15:1 What does harsh anger produce? 

Eph 4:26-30 How can showing grief produce a better response than expressions of anger? 

Gen. 4:6-7 What does your countenance reveal? 

2 Tim 3:16-17 Explain the steps for using God's Word, as described in these verses? 

2 Tim 4:2 What final charge is given to those who must confront the errors of non-biblical, "soul-healers" (i.e., psyche-therapists).


Our 5-Level program is available at this point to local residents only.  Our training is not for "certification", nor do we offer degrees.  For certification and/or a professional "degree" in biblical counseling, we recommend either:

- The Master's College & Seminary (M.A.)
* Contact Dr. John Street
- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A.)
* Contact Dr. Frank Catanzaro
- Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A.)
* Contact Dr. Stewart Scott
- Association of Biblical Counselors
- National Association of Nouthetic Counselors
- International Association of Biblical Counselors

- Christian Counseling & Educ. Foundation
- Biblical Counseling Foundation

After ten years of teaching this 5-level apprenticeship process, I decided to switch the first two courses from levels one and two. Now we start at level one with: "The Relationship of Counseling: Learning to Listen & How to Speak the Truth in Love". The reason is because far too often when students learn the principles before they learn the process of speaking the truth in love, they then go out and ineffectively attempt to deliver God's counsel to those in need. So we've chosen to put the course on process first and open it up to everyone, even those who have never taken the principles course. If you are timid and want to learn how to speak the truth more boldly, or if you are naturally bold and need to learn to be more loving and gentle, this course will be very helpful for you.

    The following model for training is the process we developed and used while I served as director of a church based Biblical counseling and counselor training center for ten years. Then in 1998, I resigned and eventually planted a new church, which would balance our Father's personal ministry of His Word (counseling) along with the public ministry of His Word (preaching). In addition, I had become convicted by Scripture, that a counseling ministry apart from the loving practice of church accountability and discipline is anemic at best and at worst impotent when sin must be confronted for our Father's reputation. In fact, Jesus said that such accountability (Mat 18:15-20) is a necessary prerequisite for a true church.

     A "Church" is not a Biblical church family until those believers are committed to one another so that they obey our Lord by practicing the essential, discipleship ingredients that -

© L.E.A.D. toward restoration & maturity in Christ, for God's glory, when you are in authority:
(Who is to lead?  Government officials, pastors, husbands, parents, employers, teachers, etc. . . . . )
- L oving
(Mat 22:36-40; Joh 13:34-35; Rom 13:8-10; 1 Co 12-14; Gal 5:14; 1 Jo 3-4)
- E quipping
(Rom 1:12; Col 2:2; 1 Th 3:1-2; 5:14; 2 Ti 3:15-17)
Teach, Convict, Correct, Train

- A ccountability
(Mat 18:15-20; 28:18-20; 2 Tim 2:1-4; Titus 2:3-5)
Man to man, Woman to Woman

- D iscipline
(Mat 18:15-20; 1 Co 5:9-13)
One to One, Two or More, Church, Public


© F.O.L.L.O.W. your leaders, in order to reveal Christ's character, when you are under authority:
(Who is to follow? 
Citizens, church members, wives, children, employees, students, etc. . . . .)
Luke 2:39-52; Rom 13:1; Heb 13:7-17; Eph 5:22 & 33; 6:1; 6:5; Gen 9:1-3
 
- F ear (Eph 5:33  "phobeo" = respectful, submissive fear, recognizing authority as delegated by God.)
- O bserve
(1 Co 11:1 You cannot follow unless you look to see what the leader is doing.)
- L isten
(Pro 4:1 To help, you must incline your ear & heart to receive instructions.)
- L earn
(Php 4:9   An assistant learns what is needed & expected, to work as an effective helper.) 
- O bey
(1 Pe 3:6  Knowing what to do, but not doing it, is destructive and dishonoring to God.)  
- W alk
(Gal 5:25  "stoicheo", marching under authority produces God's order, harmony, & glory.)

These are the ingredients of true discipleship, the personal ministry of the Word adapted to the unique needs of each individual and family (Col 4:6). This is the full scope of Biblical counseling - assisting one another toward maturity in Christ, the fruit of the Spirit, through disciplined discipleship.

   Our model emphasizes not only the biblical principles, but especially counseling the truth  in humble love (Eph 4:14; 2 Tim 2:23-26; Col 4:6) .  A gentle and sensitive Christ-like character and countenance during the counseling relationship is crucial to the message being received.  Colossians 4:6 commands that we "season" the meat of the Word, uncompromisingly adapting it to each unique person and situation, so the counselee will be eager to swallow it.   Think about it.  Everyone needs essential proteins, but if you cook it up with Cajun spices and the person isn't used to it, then you very likely wasted your time and his.

"Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt,
that you may know how you ought to answer each one."
Colossians 4:6

If your church is interested in developing a similar "soulcare" ministry,
Sid is available to come and present a "How To" seminar
or week long condensed course for your leadership, congregation, and city.

This training is not intended as a replacement for formal academic biblical studies. There are many excellent institutions offering academic degrees in Biblical Counseling, centered around a thorough knowledge of the biblical languages of Hebrew & Greek (such as the Master's College in California, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC).

 ** CAUTION: The question of accreditation is not so crucial unless you intend to teach in an accredited school later on. Of course a school does not have to be accredited in order to be worth your time, effort, and money. A non-accredited school can still offer a solid Scriptural and practical program of study. But be sure their degrees are considered legitimate by respected, conservative theological institutions. Some "Christian" programs offering biblical counseling PhD's are not legitimate degrees according to accepted standards. The lettering "Ph.D." in anything called "Biblical" is a nomenclature that implies a research degree, through which the individual has mastered both Greek and Hebrew and often at least one other non-birth, research language (German, French, etc.). In addition the rigor of the program should be equivalent to a 30-40 hour / week job for the length of the program. A graduate of a true Biblical Ph.D. should be qualified to teach in any seminary or graduate school of theology.
[Click here to see the rigorous requirements for the Ph.D. program at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.]

Unfortunately, some of the new, non-traditional "Ph.D." programs are not equivalent to a standard, Ph.D. degree in most universities. To get such a questionable Ph.D. degree from an institution could ultimately backfire on you and on the Lord's reputation of integrity down the road.

   It would be better if such "non-traditional", Christian schools  used a different nomenclature such as a D.B.C. (Doctor of Biblical Counseling), or simply a D.Min., so that they do not create the appearance of fraud.  Even some secular universities are careful to maintain integrity and avoid such misrepresentation. They use, for example, a Psy.D. for those counselors who do not want to sweat through the rigor of an academic, research Ph.D. program.  While I don't recommend anyone getting a secular degree in counseling, I mention the Psy.D. degree merely to illustrate the need to make clear distinctions, for the sake of integrity and God's honor.

Click here for God's Ph.D. Program (Doctor of Phatherhood)


Our apprenticeship plan is simply structured around the practical, discipleship process of personal, hands-on mentoring. Our prayer is that this New Testament model of apprenticeship training will spread to many other local churches, in order to equip their members to minister God's Word, one to another. Too often, churches view the "pastor" as the only minister, instead of an equipper. It is the rank and file believers who are the true ministers. (Ephesians 4:11-15)

Additionally, the following steps for discipleship training bring God's sufficient counsel down to earth, producing a systematic, "practical" theology that should be lived out in the hearts, lives, and family relationships of God's people - soli deo gloria.
Practical theology
, # 6, is the focal point of Biblical Counseling.


Practical, Down to Earth Theology
"Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,
on Earth as it is in Heaven"

1. Biblical Authority -
(The Canon of Scripture and God's "convincing proofs". Isa 41-48; Act 1:3)
2. Hermeneutics -                      
(How to interpret God's Word as He delivered it: normally & simply. Mat 18:1)
3. Exegetical Exposition -       
(Drawing out God's principles in context, without injecting our own. 2 Ti 2:15)
4. Topical/Doctrinal Studies -
(Understanding major subjects from God's viewpoint. Joh 5:39; 14:6)
5. Systematic Theology -       
(Fitting related topics together into the Big Picture: His/story. 1 Co 15:27-28.)
6. Practical Theology - *************        
(Biblical Counseling - How to live God's image in relationships. Heb 5:12-14)
7. Glorifying Our Father -       
(and His Son, our Lord & Savior . . . to the World. Eph 3:10)

Note that Bernard Ramm, in Protestant Biblical Interpretation, 3rd rev. ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1970), p. 11, says that hermeneutics:

"...stands in the same relationship to exegesis that a rule-book stands to a game. The rule-book is written in terms of reflection, analysis, and experience. The game is played by concrete actualization of the rules. The rules are not the game, and the game is meaningless without the rules. Hermeneutics proper is not exegesis, but exegesis is applied hermeneutics."

To accomplish this vital "ekklesia" responsibility, believers must all work hard to support one another. God's design is for elders to train each of the heads of household, who in turn will train/ disciple/ counsel their own wife and children personally and individually. The older women are to train the younger women, especially single mothers (Titus 2). Additionally, homes should be used for evangelistic and disciple-making hospitality for friends, neighbors, co-workers, and extended relatives. God's biblical design emphasizes intimate personal relationships, over even good things like activities, buildings, business, and entertainment. We must not let the "good" swallow up God's Biblical "best".

Step # 6 is the most significant
- The Five Levels of Practical Theology:


LEVEL 1 - THE RELATIONSHIP  
OF
COUNSELING:
Learning to Listen & Speak the Truth in Love

Discipleship Counseling's PROCESS in its Family Context

Serving as a paracletos for those in need.

 Proverbs 18:13 & 17 
"He who answers a matter before he hears it,
it is folly and shame to him." . . . .
...."The first one to plead his cause seems right,
until his neighbor comes and examines him."

Colossians 4:5-6
"Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.
6Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt,
that you may know how you ought to answer each one."

Click here for the online Workbook
* BDC 101 


This 8 week course, teaches how to begin and nurture a discipleship counseling relationship in the context of God's family (Eph 3:14-21).  Remember that God's biblical model for counseling is not some aloof, clinical process, but an intimate relationship brother to brother, sister to sister, family to family.  The goal is to build a relationship of love, trust, and mutual accountability between the disciplers and the disciples.  Central to the process is learning to sensitively speak God's truth in bold love to others. (Please see the article: "Are You Balancing Holiness & Love?".)

Class meets 2hrs/ week. The textbook is BIBLICAL COUNSELING: A BASIC GUIDE TO THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING, by the faculty of THE MASTER'S COLLEGE. Part III of the text is the primary section used, and is written by Dr. Wayne Mack.

Our focus is on the practical process & methods of biblical counseling. This is not a "Christianized" version of secular techniques. It is instead, an effort to learn from the example of our Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles, as they made disciples, through the Spirit-led process of practical apprenticeship training (Mat 4:19; 10:5; Luk 10:1-20; John 1:39, 43; Act 20: 20, 27, 31; Eph 4:11 ff; Philip 4:9; 2Tim 2:2; Titus 2:3-5; etc.). Biblical principles are then applied to composite case examples. BC 101 is a prerequisite for LEVEL-2. Those who have diligently completed all homework & reading requirements receive a certificate of completion.

REQUIRED READING: In order to complete each separate level of our 5-Level program, you must read two books from the Resource list, for each level. Read those two books carefully and prayerfully. When you have finished reading the two books, then write on a piece of paper the names of the books you read, state that you read them completely, and sign the paper. Remember, you are accountable to the Lord. Also, briefly answer the following questions as they pertain to each book you read:

1. List at least ten principles you learned from this book.
2. List at least five ways in which the book encouraged you to change personally.
3. List any areas of the book in which you believe the author's teaching is not in harmony with Scripture. Use Scripture to support why you disagree.
* These books must be purchased by the student. See  Reading Lists  

Click here to register:  BDC 101 Registration

LEVEL 2 - THE PRINCIPLES OF BIBLICAL COUNSELING:
(Click here for BDC-201 class times, place, etc.)

Completion of level one is a prerequisite for taking this second level course. This second 6 month, intensive, concentrated course, involves 40 hours of class lecture, weekly homework, & Scripture memory (50 verses). Class meets 2hrs/week for either 12, 16, or 24 weeks depending on the format.  The core textbook, by Dr. John Broger, is SELF-CONFRONTATION: A Manual For In-Depth Discipleship, from the BIBLICAL COUNSELING FOUNDATION. Personal application is the best foundation before learning to counsel others. This text is a 480 pp overview of the Bible's sufficient model for counseling issues. It has been translated into many languages & is used all over the world. It's for everyone, not just pastors!

Click here to see the Homework Progress Chart for the 24 week format.

The primary focus of this course is the content of biblical counseling. It covers what the Bible teaches about the symptoms, causes, influences, and dynamics of non-physical mental, emotional, behavioral, and relational problems. As the title of the textbook implies, the course is designed to help the student learn to apply God's counsel to his or her own life and relationships. It is a prerequisite for LEVEL 3. Those who have diligently completed all homework & reading requirements receive a certificate of completion.

REQUIRED READING: [To complete this level, two additional books from our reading list must be carefully read and critiqued. These books must be purchased by the student. See Reading Lists]

Click here to register:  BDC 201 Registration

LEVEL 3 - OBSERVATION OF COUNSELING:

OBSERVATION. The student may sit-in with a level five counselor to silently observe actual counseling sessions. Both the student and the counselor take notes, and later confidentially discuss the content and process of the session dynamics.

BC 105: Christ in You: The Hope of Counseling. This one-day workshop is required to complete this level. It examines the differences between man's psychological counseling systems verses God's purely biblical counseling provision. It emphasizes the destructive error of integrating these two diametrically opposed models.

BRIEF PAPER. A brief writing assignment is required on this subject: What Did God Do Before Psychotherapy? The paper must reveal a clear biblical understanding of the differences between sufficiency vs. integration, and the student must demonstrate a solid commitment to the doctrine of sufficiency, before proceeding to LEVEL 4. [Length = 5-10pp.]

This level prayerfully continues until the director believes the student is ready for LEVEL 4.

REQUIRED READING: [To complete this level, two additional books from our reading list must be carefully read and critiqued. These books must be purchased by the student. See Reading Lists]

LEVEL 4 - ASSISTANT COUNSELOR:
[Two or more people, led by the Holy Spirit]

TEAM COUNSELING. By the time the student has been selected to this level of training, he or she has demonstrated both theological as well as methodological agreement with the beliefs and practices of the local church. At this level, selective students are allowed to participate in a limited manner as assistant counselors with a level five counselor (under the supervisory authority of that level five counselor and the local church). As the student progresses, he or she is allowed more and more independent control over counseling sessions, and cases. The goal is for the student to be able to ultimately lead a formal counseling relationship from beginning to successful completion.

REQUIRED READING: [To complete this level, two additional books from our reading list must be carefully read and critiqued. These books must be purchased by the student.  See Reading Lists]

LEVEL 5 - L.E.A.D. COUNSELOR:

SERVANT LEADERSHIP. Those selected to LEVEL 5 training have demonstrated the knowledge, character, and practical proficiency necessary to serve as lead counselors in a counseling team. LEVEL 5 provides the opportunity to learn and grow as a counselor, as well as an active leader equipping others in a ministry team.

REQUIRED READING: [To complete this level, two additional books from our reading list must be carefully read and critiqued. These books must be purchased by the student.  See Reading Lists]


© L.E.A.D. to Restoration & Maturity in Christ
(Mat 18:15-20; 28:18-20)
Sid Galloway

- L oving
(Mat 22:36-40; Joh 13:34-35; Rom 13:8-10; 1Co 12-14; Gal 5:14; 1Jo 3-4)
- E quipping
(Rom 1:12; Col 2:2; 1 Th 3:1-2; 5:14; 2 Ti 3:15-17)
Teach, Convict, Correct, Train

- A ccountability
(2 Tim 2:1-4; Titus 2:3-5)
Man to man, Woman to Woman

- D iscipline
(Mat 18:15-20; 1 Co 5:9-13)
One to One, Two or More, Church, Public