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Scripture Informed and Gospel Centered

The Word of God says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training, in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It also says, “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called. us to his own glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3). 

Therefore, the Men’s Discipleship Blog team believes that the Word of God is directly given to mankind by God and provides all that we need for life. We desires to see our readers engage in the powerful, healing Word of God by pursuing Him faithfully and applying His Word to present life circumstances. Whether it’s contemplating a new job, grieving the death of a loved one, or overcoming sin, the Word of God has everything needed to be equipped, and we hope to show you that truth.  


We are not a licensed counseling agency, nor are we psychologically or medically trained therapists. We offer ‘pastoral’ counseling intended to bring life change through heart change.

Meet the Team!

Pastor Bruce Roeder

Biblical Counselor, RGI Training Program Instructor

Bruce is an Elder/Pastor at the Vine Community Church in South Milwaukee, WI. He has an M.A. in Biblical Counseling and is certified with the ACBC and IABC. He is married to his wife Elizabeth of 48 years. They have one son, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and three great grandkids.

Stephen Ganschow, Ph.D.

Biblical Counselor, RGI Training Program Instructor

Stephen Ganschow, Ph.D., has been with Reigning Grace since its inception. While he provides some long-distance counseling, his current role is strategic development, consultation, and teaching within Reigning Grace Institute as an instructor. Additionally, he serves as the Pastor of Counseling at Bethel Church in northwestern Indiana. He is a Level II-certified biblical counselor with the ACBC, is certified by the IABC, and has various specialty certifications in a wide array of counseling disciplines. Additionally, he is pursuing an Ed.D. in Community Care Counseling, with an emphasis on the pastoral counseling and the local church.

Jonathan Hayashi, Ph.D.

Biblical Counselor

Dr. Jonathan Hayashi has a B.A. of Pastoral Ministry, M.A. of Congregational Leadership, and a D.Ed.Min. of Biblical Counseling. He presently serves as a pastor in north of the KC area and on the Executive Committee at Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, MO) and additionally on the Board of Trustees at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jonathan is a contributor for the bi-weekly journal, Pathway (Missouri Baptist Convention), and is the author of Ordinary Radicals: A Return to Christ-Centered Discipleship, as well as Making Lemonade: Turning Past Failures into Gospel Opportunities. He is a Level II-certified biblical counselor with the ACBC. He and his wife, Kennedi, have four children: Kaede, Seiji, Anna, and Ren. 

The Day After Christmas

The Day After Christmas

Students of the Bible are aware that our contemporary manger scenes are not accurate when the three wise men are present. Matthew’s account shows that they arrived approximately three years after Jesus was born. Matthew records that they visited Herod the Great,...

What is Heart Change?

What is Heart Change?

We are encouraged to “follow our hearts,” which means to “follow our feelings” as if emotions are the best way to make a decision. One of the most common ways a biblical marriage counselor hears this is when a spouse says something like, “I feel God wants me to be happy” or “I feel I should get a divorce. The Bible does not use the word heart as contemporary American culture does- and, I might add, the
evangelical church.

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