This is the church where Blake Shaw serves as the pastor over the counseling ministry. He has been at the church for several years, though just beginning to lead the counseling ministry.
He was born and reared in this area–not far from Bozeman. I first met Blake at The Master’s College. He was working on his masters during the season that I was working on mine. We met briefly, and that was about it.
Blake leads a group of about 40 counselors, who are anywhere from being well-trained, to being curious about biblical counseling.
I met with Blake on Sunday for over three hours to talk about counseling, our lives, and the meeting on Thursday night. We agreed that we’d make it a Q&A type meeting. My hope was to meet the concerns of the people rather than just speaking on anything I wanted to.
My personal encouragement was to know that there are a group of people in that part of the country who love God and want to make His Word plain and practical to folks who have questions and/or are struggling with situational or relational problems.
It was a joy to serve them.