Author Archive: Tim St. John

The Grace of Counseling

The Grace of Counseling

I have joy of pastoring the counseling ministry at Lighthouse Community Church in Torrance, CA. We have a team of more than 20 counselors who aim to reach struggling hearts with the hope of the Gospel. By God’s grace, our ministry is growing. More people in our church are willing to ask for help, and [...]   Continue Reading
  June 21, 2019
Ixtapaluca Mexico Missions Update 2019

Ixtapaluca Mexico Missions Update 2019

Hi Lighthouse Church Family! Thank you all so much for all your prayers and support for our counselor training trip to Mexico. It's hard to believe that our trip to Ixtapaluca came and went so quickly. For three short days (May 24-26) we had the joy of fellowshipping with three sister churches and the missionaries [...]   Continue Reading
  June 7, 2019
Thailand and Myanmar Missions (Day 4)

Thailand and Myanmar Missions (Day 4)

Hi Everyone, Today we completed our longest day of counselor training, almost seven hours of teaching. Tomorrow morning we have one more session and then we begin our long journey home. Thank you for remembering us in your prayers. We praise God that through your prayers he enabled us to train these brothers and witness [...]   Continue Reading
  March 1, 2018
Thailand and Myanmar Missions (Day 2)

Thailand and Myanmar Missions (Day 2)

Hi Everyone, I hope your week is going well. It’s hard to believe that we finished up our counselor training in Thailand today. In just two short days God has allowed us to cover what would normally take 8 months in our Lighthouse counselor training: Intro to Biblical Counseling, Process of Change, Process of Counseling, [...]   Continue Reading
  February 27, 2018
Tim’s Links: The Word and Prayer

Tim’s Links: The Word and Prayer

So how was your time with God today? Although this can be a question that we sometimes dread, as we grow in our love for Christ we should not only ask this of others but should be excited to share ourselves. In an effort for us to continue to grow in the grace of spending time […]

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  March 8, 2016
Review: Big God

Review: Big God

Big God  The title of Orlando Saer’s book really summarizes his goal in writing: “Big God: How to approach SUFFERING, spread the GOSPEL, make DECISIONS and PRAY in the light of a God who really is in the DRIVING SEAT of the world.” Pastor Saer wants the reader to finish the book excited to believe […]

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  December 4, 2015
Tim’s Links: Distraction-Free Worship

Tim’s Links: Distraction-Free Worship

Have you ever been embarrassed during a Sunday worship service? While singing loudly about the gospel have you ever made people turn around and ask you to be quiet? While raising your hand in praise have you ever had someone wave at you from across the room because they thought you were saying “hi”? While sitting with […]

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  July 15, 2014