Rob Green (129 articles)
Rob GreenPastor Rob Green oversees Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries. A seasoned counselor, Rob also teaches others how to counsel--through FBCM's training conferences and Faith Bible Seminary's MABC program.

Importance of an Attorney

We believe that each counseling ministry (or ministry period) should have an attorney on retainer.  It is virtually impossible to think of and train your staff for every possible situation.  Instead, it is vital to have a wise and trusted attorney that can help guide you when you face difficult circumstances.  Since laws between states… Read More»

Policy for Child Abuse

Another important component of legal due-diligence is ensuring that your ministry understands the state statutes especially related to the protection of children.  In Indiana, there is a very generous counselor-counselee protection policy in the state statute.  For example, as a general rule one does not need to report even criminal behavior unless that person indicates that… Read More»

Counselor Background Check

In the prior post, we emphazied the importance of having every counselee sign a consent form for the counseling offered by your ministry.  This allows expectations to be properly communicated and agreed to before counseling begins.  A second component to a legal audit for the counseling ministry is to require background checks of the staff… Read More»

Initial Consent Form

As a general rule, the law is very favorable toward biblical counseling ministries.  Thus, we have never viewed the threat of being sued as a reason not to make the counseling ministry available to any member of our community.  However, we live in a litigous society and thus it is wise stewardship to protect the Lord’s… Read More»

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