Showing posts from January, 2018

Biblical Counseling Ministry

By Debbie Lalicker

It is a privilege to share my passion and love for Biblical counseling with you and the road which led me to it.Many times I had thought about becoming a secular counselor in the earlier years of my life.However, at a young age I made the choice to be a mom and put my counseling desires on the back burner.That was okay because I was doing the most rewarding thing I could think of.
Skip forward to having other careers in my past and my two boys grown, I found myself at Bethany in the fall of 2013 where I was encouraged to attend the Faith Biblical Counseling Conference in February of 2014.Bethany friends who had attended before shared how it had impacted their life.I’m not sure if my decision to attend was due to my curiosity, longing to grow deeper in my faith, desire to counsel others, or the Holy Spirit’s prompting me (most likely the latter), but I decided to sign up.It was an intense week of daily sessions leading into early evening.The speakers were inspiring and…

Growing Together Through Ladies' Bible Study

By Lisa Lueken
When we first attended Bethany 19 years ago, I signed up for the Ladies’ Bible Study.I remember it well, tucking my young children into the nursery and heading down to the basement of the old Bethany building. Back then, we all met in a single group and studied a book of the Bible together! Over the years, the Ladies’ Bible Study ministry has grown and changed. In recent years, there have been a plethora of studies to choose from – from a book study/discussion format to an inductive Bible study with lesson and lecture each week to devotional studies that lead us to worship as we meditate on God’s word.
This semester, the Ladies’ Bible Study committee is trying a new format that is more like the first study I attended at Bethany. They are offering a study of I and II Timothy that is designed to bring us all together – studying the same book at the same time. What is unique to this format is that each week we will have a different teacher! I am looking forward to how this s…