As a follow-up to the introductory class How People Change, this class is designed to help give you a framework for how you can best help others through the change process. This class is meant to provide you with a principle-based framework of how discipleship counseling and inter-personal ministry ought to take place.


About The Instructor

Pastor Scott Mehl oversees the church’s discipleship and counseling ministry and has earned a doctorate in Biblical Counseling. His material is developed from both years of biblical study and years of personal experience discipling and counseling regularly in the church.

About the Class

This class is meant to equip the believer with a practical framework that will help them to disciple and counsel those around them. Seeing that every Christian is called to love one another, and manifest that love in tangible ways, this class helps to clarify and summarize the “one-anothers” that are found throughout the New Testament. To this end, the class equips the student with skills to learn about people and get to know who they are and what is going on in their heart. It also provides some guidance into how the believer ought to serve and speak to others as they seek to manifest the love that they have been given by Christ. Finally, the class focuses on how to specifically apply the principles discussed in “How People Change” so that they may lovingly, gently, and confidently apply the hope of the gospel to the myriad of situations they find those around them in.

Class Format

The class is a weekly blend of lecture and discussion. Some reading is required in order to supplement what is being learned in class.

Class Outline

Week 1 
Week 2 
Week 3 
Week 4 
Week 5 
Training in Righteousness
Week 6 
Practicing What We’ve Learned

Additional Reading

How People Change
by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp

Counsel from the Cross: Connecting Broken People to the Love of Christ
by Elyse Fitzpatrick

You Can Change: God's Transforming Power for Our Sinful Behavior and Negative Emotions
by Tim Chester

Class Materials

Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
by Paul Tripp

Books will be available for purchase in class.


Scott Mehl

Scott serves the church by overseeing leadership, development, global ministries, and counseling/discipleship.

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