Day 3 Programme (11 September 2021)
Welcome and Worship
Keynote Session 4
Dunamis: The Power of God to Heal and Transform
Keynote Session 4 – Live Q&A
Keynote Session 5
Challenging the Sacred-Secular Divide in Christian Counselling and Ministry
In many ways, the role or work of a Christian counsellor is similar to one of a cross-cultural missionary. All of us are called to live according to the Great Commission. Hence, though the nature of the work of a counsellor and a missionary is different, both are essentially called to be “missionaries” in the broader sense of the word. In this keynote, we will consider the long-term sustainability (surviving burn-out, resisting lapse of morality, etc) and effectiveness of a worker in the field. Several fundamental principles will be explored: understanding the correspondence of our identity (in Christ as well as in the Christian community) to our vocation; taking responsibility for and valuing self-care and practising self-care in the community.