Jesus doesn't want you to walk this life alone
About Our Counseling Ministry
Bethel's Counseling Ministry desires to help and encourage individuals and families with the life changing truth of God's Word. (2 Peter 1:3) At different times in our lives it can feel like a fog has descended upon us, making it difficult for us to find our way out of the darkness. God's sufficient Word is the light that breaks through this darkness, giving us clarity, hope, and strength during a time when all feels lost. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Bethel invites you to take advantage of our counseling ministry that seeks to give biblical guidance for your relationship with Christ and others. Our lives are shaped by how we think and what we love. These two areas have an incredible impact on how we interpret our life situations. Whether you are struggling with interpersonal relationships, marriage, anxiety, PTSD, abuse, adoption, infertility, abortion, parenting, addictions, sexual issues, guilt and shame, anger, depression or Christian faith issues (assurance of salvation, etc.), God's Word does have the answers. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
What kind of Counseling?
This philosophy has been called "nouthetic" counseling. Genuine Biblical counseling uses the Bible to help people make sense out of life. For more information please visit the Association of Certified Biblical Couselors (www.biblicalcounseling.com) or Association of Biblical Counselors (www.christiancounseling.com). For a detailed explanation of biblical counseling, please see the confessional statement of the Association of Biblical Counseling Coalition.
Counseling at Bethel is not state-licensed mental health care, but is uniquely biblical, and pastoral in nature. Our counselors are not medical doctors, therefore, they do not prescribe or manage medication. Counselees will always be encouraged to seek the advice of their medical doctors where physical symptoms of illness are present, or suspected.
What does it cost?
Our burden is to see lives changed through God's Word. We believe there is no greater privilege then to serve our community by helping them understand the Gospel and how it has the power to change lives.
As such, There is no charge for our counseling services. Bethel provides the facilities and the counselors volunteer their time so we can offer the counseling free of charge.
What can you expect from Bethel's Counseling Ministry?
Privacy - Everything will be held in strict confidence except where, in the counselor’s judgment, there is a biblical requirement to involve others (e.g. criminal activity).
Care - Our staff will care for you and treat you with respect.
Encouragement toward Christ-likeness - Our staff will encourage you in your successes and exhort you to think and behave in a way that pleases Jesus Christ.
What does Bethel's counseling ministry expect from you?
Be honest. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to help you if you are not honest with us. Do weekly homework assignments that will encourage lasting change. Give us a little time. Habits are not developed overnight, and new habits will take time to develop. In most cases, we ask individuals to commit to regular counseling appointments for a period of 3 to 4 months.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.