Biblical counseling is a personal discipleship ministry of God’s people to others under the oversight of God’s church, dependent upon the authority and sufficiency of God’s Word through the work of the Holy Spirit. Biblical counseling seeks to reorient disordered desires, affections, and behaviors in a God-designed direction, seeking to restore true worship of God and right fellowship with others.
This is accomplished by speaking the truth in love, applying Scripture to the need of the moment, comforting the suffering, and calling for repentance of sin. The result of Biblical counseling is greater growth and maturity as God’s people learn to abide in Jesus Christ.
If you would like more information, contact us below.
We understand that there are times in life that can be very challenging and hope may seem very dim. We may cry out, “Is there any hope? Can God help me?” Whether you are struggling with interpersonal relationships, marriage, parenting, sexual sin, anger, depression, or other emotional issues, God, through His Word, does provide answers. Our counselors desire to walk alongside you in your struggles with wisdom, kindness, and compassion while bringing the Word of God to bear on your situation. We believe that, through scripture, God has given us all we need to know Him and to live in a way that is pleasing to Him (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:3). All our difficulties may not vanish, however, when a person willingly submits to God’s instructions (God’s Word) and clings to His promises there is hope and help. We believe that God will use your trials, for your good, when you respond with a biblical perspective (Romans 8:28-29) and, that in His sovereignty, He is refining you in the process of your trial (James 1:2-3, James 1:12, 1 Peter 1:7, Isaiah 48:10).
Fill out the online counseling form
When you complete the online counseling form, you’ll give our team an idea of what you are struggling with and which counselor we think will best serve your needs and situation.
After you have been assigned to a counselor, you will schedule a time to meet and begin the process of growing and changing. Most sessions take between 1 to 1.5 hours. Here’s what you can expect during that time:
Care and Privacy
Our counselors will care for you and treat you with respect. Everything will be held in strict confidence except where, in the counselor’s judgment, that there are Biblical requirements to involve others.
A Learner’s Attitude
We ask that you be open to learning and willing to invest time and energy to apply God’s Word to your life. The most common response of our hearts is to change other people and circumstances, but we always need to start with ourselves first.
Encouragement toward Christlikeness
Our counselors will encourage you in your successes and exhort you to think and behave in a way to pleases Jesus Christ.
We will assign you homework to take home between your weekly counseling sessions. The assignments are meant to provide opportunities to grow in knowledge and change habits that the Lord will use over time to transform your life.
Give the Process Time
This process will take some time as the counselor gets to know you, some of your history and patterns in your life, and then for you to learn new truths and put God’s promises into your daily life. In most cases, we ask individuals to commit to regular counseling appointments for a period of 3 to 4 months.
Ready to Get Started?
If you’re ready to get help now, please begin by completing the Counseling Intake Form below. Please note that each individual desiring counseling needs to fill out a separate form.
Who are the counselors?
Counselors at Southwest Community Church consist of both staff and other mature members of Southwest Community Church. Each of these counselors have had training through their own personal trials in which they have journeyed with the Lord and specific training in biblical counseling. Many of our counselors have been certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors-ACBC (biblicalcounseling.com)
Do I have to attend SCC to get counseling?
Yes. We ask that you attend Sunday morning services at our church as well as be an active participant in a Community Group.
What is the cost for Biblical Counseling?
Since Southwest Community Church provides the facilities and the counselors volunteer their time, we can offer the counseling free of charge.