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Tribute to George Scipione

George and Jim outside a church

I thank God for the life of George Scipione. He was my professor of counseling in seminary in 1987 and then my mentor as we worked together at IBCD, formerly CCEF West, beginning in 1994 (2 Tim. 2:2). George asked me to take over as Director of IBCD in 2006. George was completely committed to […]

How The IBCD Is Training Ordinary Christians to Counsel in Their Local Church: Certificates in Care and Discipleship

How The IBCD Is Training Ordinary Christians to Counsel in Their Local Church: Certificates in Care and Discipleship

BCC Staff Note: You’re reading the second of a several-part BCC Grace & Truth blog mini-series on Updates on the Biblical Counseling Movement. We’ve asked several leaders of major biblical counseling organizations to share with you—our readers—what is happening in their ministries. In our first post in this series, Dr. Bob Kellemen, the BCC’s Executive […]

The Ministry of the IBCD

The Ministry of the IBCD

BCC Staff Note: Part of the BCC vision is to be a “megaphone” for biblical counseling ministries. In this weekend’s post, we have asked Jim Newheiser to tell us more about the IBCD. What is IBCD? IBCD (The Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship), which was founded in the early 1980s by George Scipione as […]

“From Idol to Blessing: How Grace Transforms Our Sexuality”—The IBCD Spring Seminar

On Saturday, March 3rd from 9-4:30, the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD) will present a biblical counseling training seminar at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, California. The topic is “From Idol to Blessing: How Grace Transforms Our Sexuality.” The speakers will be Jim Newheiser, Tom Maxham, and Caroline Newheiser. More information and registration […]