Episode 2: What Is Soul Care? (with Chad Nightingale)

by | Aug 15, 2023

We have Pastor Chad Nightingale with us for Episode 2! Chad serves as the Senior Pastor of Pekin Bible Church and is a Church Care Partner with BCM. He is also a gifted Biblical Counselor, holds a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling, and more.

In our last episode, we went into why BCM exists, but in this episode, we are going to look closer at what soul care is and the impact it can have on our perspective.


Key Takeaways

  1. Soul care points individuals to Christ. The primary goal of soul care is not to fix your problems or get your life organized how you would like it to be. It’s caring for your soul in the way that only God can–it’s about becoming aligned with God’s agenda for our lives.
  2. It takes time and processes to create a culture of soul care in your church. We understand that as pastors you don’t have the bandwidth to take on new programs and responsibilities. When you hear biblical soul care or biblical counseling, you may think that it is outside your abilities. But at the heart of soul care is making disciples and those going out and doing the same, as we are commanded to do in Matthew 28:19. That makes biblical soul care a responsibility of the church.
  3. God’s Word is sufficient. The wisdom God has given to us in his Word is enough to transform our lives, give us the ability to follow God, and give us access to God to understand Him. Because His Word is enough, any pastor in any church that is surrendered to the Word of God can have a successful soul care ministry.


Meet Chad

Chad Nightingale has been a Church Care Partner with BCM since November 2021. His previous training includes a Bible Certificate from the Word of Life Bible Institute, a B.S. in Bible from Lancaster Bible College, an M.A. in Counseling Practical Theology from Calvary Seminary, and an IABC certification. Chad currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Pekin Bible Church. Chad and his wife, Tracy, have three children.

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