Julie Ganschow, Ph.D., has been involved in Biblical Counseling and Discipleship for more than 20 years. She is passionate about the critical need for heart change in a person who desires change in their life.
She is the founder and Director of Reigning Grace Counseling Center (ACBC & IABC Certified Training Center) and Biblical Counseling for Women. She has been writing a daily blog on counseling issues women face since 2008.
Her extensive training has led to an M.A. in Biblical Counseling, certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC), and also a Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling. She also serves on the Counsel Board for the Biblical Counseling Coalition
Julie is a gifted counselor and teacher, has authored numerous books and materials for biblical counseling, and co-authored a biblical counseling training course. She is also a featured contributor in GriefShare and a frequent retreat and conference speaker.
She makes her home in Kansas City, Missouri with her wonderful husband Larry. Together they have raised 3 sons who have married and begun to bless them with grandchildren.
You can “meet” Julie in the video that she made with GriefShare back in 2014.
Julie is heavily involved in counseling, writing, and administrative duties during the week. Although she desires to serve you by making herself available to speak or teach at your conference or event it is not always possible to accommodate every request. We thank you for your understanding.
If these terms and guidelines are acceptable, then we invite you to contact us to set up your conference or retreat event. Thank you for your interest and consideration in having someone from Biblical Counseling for Women speak at your event. May the Lord Bless your ministry to His people!
When traveling out of the area, our team members fly in and out of Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri and prefer non-stop flights to and from their destination when possible. Upon arrival, they will need transportation to and from the airport and venue. If Julie is traveling alone, she asks that a woman from your church or organization pick her up and drop her off.
When lodging is required, our team members requests a private, non-smoking room at the hotel or conference center to rest and prepare for your conference.
The host church or organization is responsible for all travel expenses and lodging. We request that these arrangements be made in communication with our office.
Our speakers make frequent use of PowerPoint and notes in their teaching. We will arrange to have the PowerPoint presentation and notes for the selected conference topics emailed to you at least two weeks prior to your event to allow you time to assemble binders or incorporate notes into your materials. Please let us know ahead of time if you will not be using PowerPoint as it makes a difference in the package we send you.
Books and Materials
If you will be having a bookstore at your conference and would like Julie’s books and materials, please contact us by email to arrange titles and number of books. Transporting a small number of books on the plane is possible; however large numbers will have to be shipped. If you would like suggestions on authors and titles specific to your conference, she will be happy to consult with you.
We understand that many smaller churches are prevented from obtaining speakers who require large numbers of attendees for conferences, and many who desire to attend conferences cannot afford the fees. We desire to make this teaching and information attainable for everyone; therefore at this time, BC4W does not have a set honorarium or fee for speaking. We trust that your church or organization will offer what you can righteously afford. If it is more, thank you – and if it is less, we trust that you are doing what you can and thank you for your sacrificial generosity.
Seminar & Teaching Topics
The Problems Women Face: Getting to the heart of the matter, Anger, Bitterness, Forgiveness, Suffering, and Depression (5-6 hrs. of teaching)
An abbreviated look at several prevalent topics women struggle with and the means to change. All of these topics are also available individually for a 1-day or mini-conference.
Seeing Depression Biblically (6 hours of teaching)
This seminar is designed to help women to view discouragement and depression biblically. It presents the current thinking on depression as “mental illness” as well as the biblical approach to overcoming this common problem many women face.
Suffering (5 hours of teaching)
God allows trials and suffering into our lives on a regular basis. This seminar looks at the biblical basis for suffering and will aid in understanding the “why” of suffering and how to approach and handle suffering biblically.
Eating Disorders (Up to 6 hours of teaching)
A Christ-centered viewpoint on Eating Disorders. We will look at all facets of binge eating, overeating, bulimia,, and anorectic behaviors in understandable and biblical language. This seminar is intended for those who personally struggle with these behaviors, or those interested in helping or counseling a loved one who struggles.
Biblical Communication (6 hours of teaching)
This seminar focuses on the role of biblical communication in relationships. Topics that may be covered:
- The Need for Change in Communication
- The Process of Change in Communication
- Relationship Issues in Communication
- The Five Rules of Communication
- Changing Communication Patterns
- The Conference Table
Basics of Biblical Counseling I (Please note: each session is 1.5 hours long)
This seminar is directed towards those women who have a a desire to biblically counsel (disciple) women in their local church. It is a foundational track and is suitable for women pursuing certification as a Biblical Counselor and those who wish to understand the differences between secular (psychological) counseling and biblical counseling.
These topics may be covered:
- The Need for Biblical Counseling Among Women.
- What Makes Biblical Counseling Different?
- Comparison of Various Counseling Philosophies
- Am I “Qualified” to be A Biblical Counselor?
- The Bible’s Superior Answers versus Psychological Explanations
- The Sovereignty of God in Counseling
Basics of Biblical Counseling II (Please note: each session is 1-1.5 hours long)
This second seminar adds to the foundation of Counseling Track 1. It focuses on building on to the counselor/disciple maker’s knowledge base. The critical element of heart change is focused on in this track. This seminar is suitable for women interested in pursuing certification as a Biblical Counselor and those who wish to understand the means to true and lasting change.
These topics may be covered:
- The Importance of Theology to Women
- Heart change – Ephesians 4
- Growing and Changing
- Presenting the Gospel to the Unsaved Counselee
- Doctrine of Spiritual Growth
- Characteristics of Excellent Biblical Counseling
Various Counseling Issues (Please note: each session is 1-1.5 hours long)
This seminar gives a touch on several prevalent counseling issues of the day. It is not intended to present an in depth look at each of these topics, but a broad view of them through the lens of Scripture. The first session will be on heart change as that is the key to overcoming all of these issues. You may choose up to 4 other topics from this list.
Session 1 is Heart Change – Ephesians 4 & Growing and Changing (mandatory).
Additional Topic Choices:
- Guilt, Fear
- Worry and Anxiety
- Sex, Pornography, and the Christian Woman
- Solving Marriage Problems