Last Sunday, July 29, Bob Tobey went to be with the Lord. Bob was a friend of Chuck Solomon and a Biblical Counselor at the GFI office in Indiana for many years. One of the men who entered into victory through Bob’s ministry is Don Higgins. Don had traveled to seek help in Indiana during a personal crisis in mid 80’s. After his breakthrough, Don began Crossways to Life in Kitchener, Ontario; many people in Canada can trace their discovery of identification with Christ through Don and ultimately Bob. (Their site is www.Crosswaystolife.org) That’s how God can multiply fruit through people who trust Jesus as Savior, Lord and Life!
Archive for month: July, 2012
A new book has been published that critiques major secular counseling models from a biblical perspective.
“Counseling Theory and the Scriptures compares major counseling theories with the principles in the Scriptures on the belief that a biblical perspective of worth and value is essential for those searching for meaning and purpose. Clearly a chasm exists between psychology and the Scriptures relating to the primary “cause and effect” of the human condition. This book is a tool for individual counselors, students in counseling programs, faculty in Christian education, pastors, church staff and interested laypersons.”
Authors: Rick Surley, M.A. is a Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist and owner of New Beginnings Christian Counseling Clinic in San Antonio, Texas. Roger Alliman, M.A. was a founding officer for Rapha and has taught at Colorado Christian University.
This volume also recognizes man as spirit, soul, and body. The text is available at
We have added some comments about the Workshop at the GFI web site / Training page. Remember, the next one is scheduled for August 15-17, 2012 in Pigeon Forge, TN.!
Comments from participants:
[I benefitted most from:]
- “Videos of examples and reinforcement of basic information and how to present it. Excellent.”
- “The in-depth discussion of specific topics”
- “Clarification of the diagrams as well as the practice sessions”
- “Repetition and practice led to learning quickly and gaining ability to be used”
“The Cross is the Answer to people’s emotional problems.”
“Personal application was helpful and facilitated working with and meeting other participants.”
“Words cannot express that I have learned and experienced.”
“This workshop has been very educational and inspiring. We have been truly blessed by it. It not only demonstrated but also illustrated the total life of Christ. This has been a spiritual adventure and our lives have been changed through this workshop. The Instructors were very knowledgeable and wise in teaching. Thank you very much.”
“I was able to deepen and broaden my understanding of the exchanged life; I learned an effective counseling model that can be used to help others. Outstanding and comprehensive as presented – well organized, interesting, excellent presentations.”
“All the concepts were helpful. Nothing was missing. It could not have been presented any better than it was. Thank you so much for helping me to understand the Exchanged Life and my new identity! I now have the tools to study and practice to be able to tell others how to experience Christ’s life of victory, peace and freedom. I will continue to pray for you your team, and Grace Fellowship International in the ministry God has placed you in.”
The GFI Exchanged Life Conference is now available by on-demand webinar.
Access to view the six one hour sessions by Dr. Charles Solomon and Dr. John Woodward and PDF conference manual and can be ordered at the GFI online store. Now view the conference without the travel costs (for less than half the price of the conference DVD album).
The conference will still be conducted as a live event. (The next one is August 13,14th in Pigeon Forge, TN.)