Author: Martin and Deidre Bobgan
Copyright: 2009
Format: Book - Softcover
ISBN: 978-0-941717-21-2
Publisher: Eastgate Publishers
Size: 250 pp
Weight: 0.9

Person to Person Ministry - Soul Care in the Body of Christ

$ 14.00

"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls" —Jeremiah 6:16

"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness." —2 Timothy 2:15-16

This book is about a Christ-centered approach to nurture the spiritual life of believers and to equip them to fight the good fight of faith and thereby confront problems of living through exercising faith in Christ and the Word. This book reveals the innate sinfulness of problem-centered counseling, shows how it leads Christians into feeding the flesh and quenching the Spirit, and gives reasons why Christians must abandon the problem-centered approach.

In person-to-person soul care, we urge believers to do three things: (1) abandon problem-centeredness; (2) embrace the biblical truth about the role of problems; (3) encourage one another to become Christ-centered on a daily basis.

We pray that those in the church who are maturing in the faith through the trials of life and are walking daily in the Lord will be encouraged to minister to others as the needs and opportunities arise.


  1. Review
  2. Problem-Centered Counseling
  3. Working on the Outside: Behaviorism
  4. Working on the Inside: Inner Workings of the Heart
  5. Counselor, Counselee, Counseling
  6. The Biblical Ideal
  7. Talebearing
  8. Discussing Marital Problems
  9. Blaming the Past
  10. Playing the Victim
  11. Dishonoring Father and Mother
  12. Women in Problem-Centered Counseling
  13. Men in Problem-Centered Counseling
  14. A Man Counseling a Woman or Married Couple
  15. A Woman Counseling a man or Married Couple
  16. One Up/One Down
  17. One Week/One Month/One Year after Another
  18. Integration
  19. Separated-from-the-Church Biblical Counseling Centers
  20. Charging Fees or Expecting Donations
  21. What Not To Do Conclusion
  22. What to Avoid--Introduction
  23. Case Studies
  24. Counselor, Counselee, Counseling
  25. NANC: Nouthetic Counseling
  26. Nouthetic Fundamentals
  27. Personal Data Inventory
  28. Problem-Centered Nouthetic Counseling
  29. External Behavior
  30. Discussing Marital Problems
  31. Dishonoring Mother
  32. Non-Nouthetic Problems
  33. Bert and Sue in Christ-Centered Ministry
  34. NANC
  35. CCEF: Idols-of-the-Heart Counseling
  36. "Case Study and Analysis"
  37. An Idolatrous System
  38. Idols-of-the-Heart Conclusion
  39. Wally in Christ-Centered Ministry
  40. CCEF
  41. What to Avoid Conclusion
  42. Three Essentials of Christ-Centered Ministry
  43. Being Christ-Centered Rather than Problem-Centered
  44. Recognizing the Biblical Truth about the Role of Problems
  45. Becoming Christ-Centered on a Daily Basis
  46. Be Encouraged to Minister the Life of Christ in You