Welcome to Biblical Counseling
 
 
 

 

Counseling Center Of FAITH Church

“Helping Hurting People through the Sufficiency of God’s Word” Counseling for Individuals, Couples & Families 
 We believe the Bible is more than a book of facts, but truths that are intended to make a difference. God intends biblical truth to touch every area of our lives.  There are times we face moments when the truths of the Bible don’t seem to make a difference. And we ask:
  • Can the Bible’s hope really speak to my depression?
  • Can the Bible’s peace really speak to my anxiety?
  • Can the Bible’s love change even my marriage?
  • Can the Bible’s word release me from the torment of addictions or substance abuse ?
At FAITH Church, we believe that the Bible speaks to all of life’s problems, but sometimes everyone needs the careful thought and prayerful wisdom of another who can help us make the connection that makes a difference
 
Counseling for Individuals, Couples & Families What type of Counseling is this?  The biblical counseling at FAITH Church is based on principles found in God’s word. Bible-based counseling differs a great deal from other popular or secular counseling (“heavenly wisdom vs. human wisdom”) James 3:13-18. Currently, there are over 250 different approaches to counseling practice. Most of them have been extracted, in one form or another, from man’s own understanding of his problems and how to fix them. Some of these counseling models – while calling themselves ‘Christian’ – employ only vague references to Christian themes without complete reliance on the interpretations and principals found in God’s word.
 
What is the Goal of Biblical Counseling?
Biblical counseling has as its primary goal to help a person or a family become, ”God kind of person”. The goal of biblical counseling is not to make the person feel better or simply to remove the problem. This will hopefully take place, but the goal is bigger than that. 2Cor. 5:9 says; “So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it”. The goal of biblical is to come along side a person and help them to solve their problems in a God honoring way. What kind of concerns do people that come for counseling have? We see folks with all kinds of problems, but the most common would be those struggling in their marriage, helping parents with their children, those dealing with sexual sin, and those struggling with their emotions (depression, anger, worry, guilt ). In all cases, we use the Bible, God’s Sufficient word, to answer the problems of life. 1Pet. 1:3.  
Who can make an Appointment?
First priority will be given to members of FAITH who desire biblical counseling.  Second priority will be given to people who are regular attendees of FAITH.  
 All counselees are to attend FAITH worship service on Sunday. Additionally members of sponsoring churches (those who financially support the FAITH Biblical Counseling Ministry), based on the recommendation of their Pastor will be seen next.  Finally, as openings are available, people from other churches and the general public will be considered.
 
When are Appointments Available? Counseling is presently offered Tuesday thru Thursday, between 10AM and 8PM
 
How can an appointment be made? Inquires can be made by calling the church office (615-461-8021). Forms for counseling will be sent to you (or downloaded) and will need to be completed prior to the initial appointment. Once the forms are received a counselor will contact you to set up an initial session.
 
What is expected of the Counselee?
The counselee must be willing to:
  • Sign the Consent to Biblical Counseling form provided in the initial forms that are sent.
  • Agree to place yourself under the authority of the Elders/Deacons of FAITH Church.
  • Agree to the presence of counselors in training during your session.
  • Regularly attend a Sunday service at FAITH (or your sponsoring church).
  • Complete any assigned homework prior to the counseling appointment (assignments may include reading materials, listening to CDs. Worksheets, and Scripture memorization etc.). The counselor reserves the right to discontinue any counseling if the counselee consistently refuses to complete homework assignments.
  • Arrive on time for each appointment and call ahead to reschedule when necessary.

As a safe- guard, male counselors will not meet alone with women for counseling. A female counselee who has an appointment with a male counselor is expected to be accompanied by one other person willing to sit in during the counseling session (a spouse, parent or friend).

How often will appointments be scheduled?
Counselors will meet with a counselee usually once a week to allow the counselee adequate time to complete the home work assignments.
What will be the length of each Counseling Session?
Generally Counseling session are 50-60 minutes long, however the initial meeting may take longer. How long does the counseling process usually take? Typically the counselor and counselee will meet for 10-12 sessions spread out over a period of several months.
What is the cost? There is no cost for the counseling, but each counselee is expected to pay for any materials such as books and CDs. However, donations to the Biblical Counseling Ministry are greatly appreciated.  
 

FAITH Church

Is committed to equipping the believers to do the work of the ministry (Eph4:11-12) rather than just watching the pastoral staff do it for them. We believe that other godly, gifted  believers who know their Bibles, and how to apply biblical truth to specific life issues, can effectively counsel others (“ I am satisfied that you yourselves are rich in goodness filled with all spiritual knowledge and competent to admonish and counsel and instruct on another also.” Rom. 15:14). All of our counselors have been taking training in biblical counseling. Our counseling team is headed by a certified Biblical counselor, through “The Association of Certified Counselors (ACBC)”.  We are continually training others to be effective counselors. Part of the training includes the opportunity to observe another counselor in actual counseling sessions. Because of this ministry model we ask that you agree to allow a person or a couple who is in training to sit in on your counseling sessions, for the purpose of prayer, training and observation  

                Helping Hurting People through the Sufficiency of God’s Word.

 

 
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Do you have the heart to help others during that time of need?
 
Want to learn more about becoming a Biblical Counselor

  Biblical Counselor training    Click Here  We offer Biblical counseling training courses throughout the year to equip you to help people solve problems God’s way. Our goal is to prepare you to council in a ministry within your own church.

These courses are appropriated for Pastors, Deacons, as well as individuals interested in the counseling process. (Rom. 15:14).  Call 615-812-1312 for more information.