Coffee Cup Counseling

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When people feel lost, discouraged, or are hurting, do they sometimes come to you for help? Do people often come to you asking for help and prayer? When you’re helping troubled people make sense of their situations and find hope for the future, do you sense the smile of God? Have you experienced the love and strength of God to heal broken parts of your own life? Do you long to gain more wisdom and skill in caring and how to use the Bible better for those who are brokenhearted? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, you’re ready to be trained to be even more effective in helping hurting people

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Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Caring for People in Need
Dr. Tim Clinton
“Praise God...who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

Lesson 2: Models of Care
Dr. Ron Hawkins
Truth is most powerfully and fully absorbed if it is modeled and taught by a wise friend who cares deeply about the hurting person.

Lesson 3: Becoming a Great Listener
Dr. Mercy Connors
As we’ve seen, the first task for professional or lay counselors is to help people feel understood. It’s not enough for us to understand the facts they are telling us. They need to be convinced that we are connected to their hearts as well as their histories. In this lesson, we’ll examine the art and science of being a good listener.

Lesson 4: Relying on the Scriptures and Prayer
Dr. Ron Hawkins
Hurting, confused people desperately need God to touch their lives with his love, truth, and strength. God has given us his word to comfort us and direct us. In our role, we have the privilege of sharing his truth with people to encourage them, to guide them, and occasionally, to correct them. In addition, God wants each of us to connect with him in prayer. The powerful combination of God’s truth and prayer can transform lives. Those who are emotionally wounded, physically sick, relationally distraught, or financially stuck need us to share God’s word and model prayer as we care for them.

Lesson 5: Resources and Referrals
Dr. Mercy Connors
After listening carefully to help the person feel understood and to discern the heart of the problem, our role is then to refer the person to the counselor, group, or agency that can provide specific, professional care for as long as it’s needed. In this lesson, we’ll examine the most common problems we encounter, how to find good resources, and how to make the referral. In addition, we’ll look at the importance of setting and maintaining good boundaries.

Lesson 6: Getting Started
Dr. Tim Clinton
In this lesson, we’ll look at a number of situations in which people need a wise, mature, insightful friend. The case studies give you the opportunity to imagine yourself in these relationships, and you can consider how to help each of these people.