10/15/2013 :: Focus Publishes Dr. Scott's Latest Book, Killing Sin Habits: Conquering Sin with Radical Faith
Scripture teaches that Christians are to actively subdue or mortify sin habits. In his latest book, Killing Sin Habits: Conquering Sin with Radical Faith, One-Eighty Executive Director Stuart Scott describes a repetitive and perfect pattern for sin, and how God, through the work of the Holy Spirit and radical faith, can help you conquer sin in your life.
A truly mortified man is like a warrior; he will either kill or be killed. He will kill sins or else his sin will kill him. Now examine yourselves in this: are you only fencers to sport and play with your lusts, or are you warriors who fight with an implacable opposition against sin? Do you only give a slight scare to sin, or have you given it a deadly wound? – Christopher Love (Puritan minister, 17th century), author of The Mortified Christian
The word “mortified” often implies shame or embarrassment. When it relates to the mortification of sin, it means much more than that. Certainly the Christian should be ashamed of his sin, but Scripture teaches that he is to – and can - actively subdue his sin; he can radically kill his sin habits.
Dr. Scott and his Scott and his wife Zondra, with whom he co-authored this latest work, have written the 88-page book as a practical resource to equip believers as to how they can achieve victory over their own sin struggles, and help others do the same through counseling. Click here to order your paperback copy!
10/11/2013 :: NANC Changes Name to Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)
Earlier this year, the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) Board of Directors decided it would be in the association’s best interest to change the name established at its founding in 1976. At this year’s annual NANC conference in October, a vote was taken and the association’s name was formally changed to the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).
Click here to read ACBC Executive Director Heath Lambert’s blog post on this exciting development for the biblical counseling movement.
9/11/2013 :: AnswersinGenesis.org Publishes Review of Counseling the Hard Cases
This month AnswersinGenesis.org published a review of Counseling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God’s Resources in Scripture, edited by Drs. Stuart Scott (Executive Director, One-Eighty Counseling and Education) and Heath Lambert (Executive Director, NANC).
The review written by Steve Ham and titled The Sufficiency of Scripture for Helping People in Need, explores how through case studies Drs. Scott and Lambert present and supports the book central theme; “Scripture is comprehensively sufficient to do ministry with people experiencing profound difficulties in their lives” (p. 23). In Counseling the Hard Cases, Drs. Scott and Lambert use the true stories of real patients to show how the truths of God’s Word can be released to bring help, hope, and healing into the lives of those who struggle with some of the most difficult psychiatric diagnoses.
6/17/2013 :: One-Eighty Launches in Louisville
A New Way for Churches to Help Equip and Strengthen Their Leaders and Members for Counseling Launches in Louisville
Louisville, KY (Saturday, June 15, 2013). It is with great excitement and anticipation that we announce the launch of One-Eighty Counseling and Education. One-Eighty will exist to counsel those in need and train local church members in the Kentuckiana region and beyond. Dr. Stuart Scott, Executive Director along with the strategic work of Rebekah Hannah, as the initial Development Director, and a few likeminded friends, founded the new organization.
According to Dr. Stuart Scott, professor of Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the ministry, there is still interest and need in the Louisville and surrounding area to have counseling training available to church leaders and members. With the complex issues that even believers face today, he receives many calls for counseling and for encouragement and direction in the meeting of needs.
Scott explains that the requests for counseling and training, his own desire to serve the church, and the prodding and assistance of a small group of individuals passionate about the power of God and His Word to change lives, have all played a role in his decision to begin a new ministry named:
One-Eighty Counseling and Education
Mission: One-Eighty exists to serve the local church‘s desire to strengthen and equip membership. We see our role as helping to facilitate gospel-driven, biblical counseling that leads to comprehensive hope and change for the good of God’s people, His glory and the advance of His kingdom.
Vision: Fully convinced of the sufficiency of God and His Word to change lives, One-Eighty purposes to partner with individual churches to offer practical training, trusted resources, quality biblical counseling, and counseling ministry development – all within a mentorship model that values humility, pastoral oversight, supportive accountability and the help of a church advocate for the counselee.
Why One-Eighty? The phrase 180 describes a change in direction – a complete reversal in desires, thinking and behavior. One-Eighty Counseling and Education draws our name from this concept because we believe that a true and lasting 180° change in one’s life is possible by a movement of God that only comes through the redemption of Christ and the resources He has provided. These resources are the power of the Holy Spirit, with the Word, in a community of believers – the church, and often with a trusted and knowledgeable counselor who is willing and able to come alongside the hurting.
Interested churches and individuals can start planning to attend One-Eighty’s three weekend training module set to begin in August of this year (August 9-10; September 6-7; October 11-12). Anyone wanting to know more about the ministry organization, registration or how they can get involved can visit One-Eighty’s website at www.oneeightycounseling.com. It is the hope of the One-Eighty organization that donor and/or Church support will make it possible to minister at minimal cost to counselees and counseling training students.
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