“I love biblical counseling, but we can’t see it as a ministry of a few people to a few “unhealthy” people. Biblical counseling is the calling of all of God’s people all of the time because we are all striving to grow in Christ all the time.”
“Does that mean we shouldn’t launch local church counseling ministries? Not at all. There is nothing unbiblical about people with a special gifting and a special passion wanting to focus their ministry energy on biblical counseling. Just like there is nothing unbiblical about some folks in a church taking extensive training in evangelism. Does that mean that only the “evangelism folks” are called to share their faith? Of course not. We want a church of evangelists where everyone is passionate about and equipped to share their faith, even if we have members who focus more time on evangelism. In the same way, we want a church of biblical counseling where everyone is passionate about and equipped to speak the truth in love, even if we have some within the church who focus more time on biblical counseling” (Robert Kelleman, Equipping Counselors for Your Church, p. 36).