We live in a world marked by sin, suffering, sorrow, and shattered relationships. The reality is that all of us face problems, troubles, and questions at some point through our life. But because Jesus Christ rose from the dead, there is sure, solid, and eternal hope found in the Gospel of Grace for all of our troubles and trials.
The biblical counselors at First Christian Church are dedicated to offering biblical hope and help to those that are hurting by using God’s sufficient Word to instruct and inform their situation with the goal of seeing lasting change, transformed relationships, and Christ centered joy -all to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). As you begin this journey of change and transformation, here are some things you can expect from your biblical counselor and also what will be expected of you as you walk through the counseling process.
What Should You Expect from your Biblical Counselor?
- Expect to experience Christ like love and compassion from your counselor. (Ephesians 4:32, 1 Timothy 1:5)
your biblical counselor to listen patiently and attentively to you with
the intent to offer help and hope through the Scriptures. (Proverbs 18:13, Romans 15:4, James 1:19-20)
your biblical counselor to ask questions in order to most faithfully
minister the Word of God to you. (Proverbs 18:13, Proverbs 18:15, Proverbs 18:17)
- Expect your biblical counselor to provide you with Christ centered hope. (Romans 8:28-29, 1 Corinthians 6:11, 1 Peter 5:10)
- Expect your biblical counselor to use the Bible to guide, correct, inform and instruct you. (Psalm 19:7-11, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
to be given homework assignments to work on throughout the week. This
is because lasting and biblical change happens as we apply God’s Word on
a daily basis. (James 1:21-22, Ephesians 4:22-24, Romans 6:1-14)
- Expect your biblical counselor to point you often to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the foundation and motivation for change and transformation . (Roman 1:16-17, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Philippians 1:27)