On today’s Women Hope show, Kimberly Cummings and Dr. Shelbi Cullen interview Dr. John Street on hermeneutics, ministering the Word of God to people, and what biblical discipleship is and is not and the importance of this ministry to the local church.
What you’ll hear in this episode
- The importance of hermeneutics in biblical discipleship.
- What expository soul care is and why it’s important.
- The importance of understanding hermeneutics and ministering the Word of God to people.
- Why biblical discipleship is not an autonomous ministry.
- Why biblical discipleship is not only for professionals or experts.
- Why biblical discipleship is not an optional ministry.
- Why biblical discipleship is not separate from discipleship.
- Why biblical discipleship is not insensitive or uncaring about people.
- Why biblical discipleship aims to help people become like Christ in the midst of their problems.
- Why biblical discipleship desires, thinking, and behavior that God desires to change through the Word of God.
- Why biblical discipleship seeks Christlikeness for the Christian for the glory of God.
- Why biblical discipleship is nouthetic.
About the Guest
Dr. John D. Street is an adjunct professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the Chair of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling and Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University & Seminary in California. He is also a Fellow and the President of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).
His education includes a B.A. from Cedarville University, an M.Div. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (Summa Cum Laude, Hebrew honors), and a D.Min. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He joined the staff of The Master’s University & Seminary in 1999.
Dr. Street is a second-generation pastor, giving more than 40 years to pastoral ministry. He has served as an assistant professor at both Cedarville and Cornerstone Universities and has taught Hebrew classes. He also served as the Acting Director of Admissions at Cedarville University. He was the founding pastor of Clearcreek Chapel in Springboro, Ohio, where there was developed a strong preaching and counseling ministry as well as a training center with a special emphasis in equipping church leaders and pastors.
He frequently travels doing training conferences throughout the United States and in countries of Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chili, Ecuador, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia, and Switzerland. Dr. Street has published three books, Men Counseling Men (editor, Harvest House), The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women** *(Harvest House), and **Passions of the Heart: Biblical Counsel for Stubborn Sexual Sins* (Presbyterian & Reformed Academic Publishers). Along with these ministries, he is also an elder at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California where John MacArthur is the teaching pastor and is a shepherd of the Joint Heirs Adult Fellowship group.
Dr. Street is married to Janie, his wife of over 41 years, and they have four children: Krista Breedveld (husband, Sean), Melissa Arnds (husband, Jess), James and John III (wife, Julianne). He is a grandfather of six beautiful grandchildren. He loves spoiling his grandchildren!
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Kimberly Cummings is a native Texan who loves being a pastor’s wife, mom, writer, podcaster, and ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor. In all the counseling and teaching she provides, she makes it a priority to be both Christ-centered and practical. She is a bit of a coffee snob and makes time for wiggling her toes in the sand at the beach near her SoCal home.
Shelbi Cullen has been married for 33 years to her best friend Sean. They have four adult children including a wonderful son-in-law and daughter-in-law. Shelbi completed her biblical counseling training from the Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship, the Master’s University, and earned her Doctorate in Educational Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She currently works at The Master’s University as the Coordinator for the MABC program, and Professor for the Graduate and Undergraduate Biblical Studies Program where she teaches Introduction to Psychology, Women’s Message Preparation, Women Discipling Women, Women Counseling Women, ACBC Workshop, and Counseling Internship. She currently serves at Grace Community Church in women’s ministries and short-term missions.