In short, Biblical counseling is the process where mature, qualified believers use the Word of God, as they are enabled by the Holy Spirit, to encourage those who are dealing with trials, or suffering due to sin. They help answer difficult questions and give advice for various situations based upon sound biblical principles.
Biblical counseling at HGC is confidential and led by leaders trained in counseling ministry. Biblical counseling is not designed to treat organic illnesses; therefore, we do not perform psychological evaluations, nor prescribe medication. The counselor uses Scripture as the guiding tool in seeking practical application for whatever issues arise; as well, prayer plays a key role in acknowledging our dependence on the Lord and welcoming God's presence into the process of bringing hope and restoration.
A typical counseling session lasts about an hour. After the first meeting, the counselor will make recommendations for follow-up appointments, homework and participation in other ministries within the church. The Counseling Team is dedicated to providing a compassionate listening ear and sound Biblical advice. Because individual counseling is only one aspect of our overall ministry we encourage all counselees to take part in weekly worship services and Community Groups in order to build healthy relationships with both God and the church family.
Contact Jim Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up.