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Learn about our philosophy of counseling

Humanity is no foreigner to pain. Life is full of unmet expectations, loss, and conflict, but hope and joy can be experienced along with the pain. We all deal with the effects of the sin-filled and fallen world. Not only is the earth full of all sorts of natural disasters that take life as well as disease, but humanity itself is corrupt. In Jeremiah 17:9 God says, “‘The heart is more deceitful than all else. And is desperately sick, who can understand it?’” Our hearts are sick and in need of healing. There is a big need to help guide the human heart because out of the heart “flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

Where it begins

The Foundation

The Bible

The chief cornerstone

The first being the authority of the Scriptures to counsel and guide the heart. A person’s life for one needs to be built on Christ, His teachings, and the teachings of the apostles. Ephesians 2:20 says, “Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone.” And Acts 4:11-12 says:

He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.

Along with the Scripture is the belief that the Gospel of Christ is the power of God to change a life. Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

Love & Grace

They go hand in hand

God’s love for us and for all humankind motivates me to help with soul care. I am so grateful for the love God poured out on me and want to see everyone everywhere free as they are free.

Paul explains with such high energy that the love of Christ compels him to share with others the reconciliation they can have with God. Christ became our sin so that we might become the righteousness of God and become a new creation (II Corinthians 5:11-21).

As a counselor, God’s grace given to me through Christ is my motivation for soul care, whether sharing His grace with a person who understands God’s grace and needs to be reminded or whether someone needs to hear it and believe.

The Holy Spirit

The counselor

As a counselor, I can point to the truth, guide, and counsel, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the counselee to respond to the Holy Spirit’s work in their life. A counselor is not a “savior”, but a resource or tool to draw from to help guide. I, as the counselor, do not produce the growth. However, I will pray for the counselee and believe with hope that life change can happen as a person grows in truth.

The prayer being what Paul says in Romans 15:13, “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Hope, joy, and peace are important for not only the counselee, but for me as the counselor and these are attained through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Are you ready?