Why Biblical Counseling?
God has provided us with the Gospel as a resource for salvation, change, and growth (2 Peter 1:3-11).
God has provided us with His Word as a resource to instruct us (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
God has provided us with the Church family as a resource for encouragement, prayer, and support (Hebrews 10:24-25).
At the heart of biblical counseling is a desire to be pleasing to God and to live out His promises in our lives. All of life is a spiritual battle and must be dealt with in a spiritual way.
The Bible is God’s infallible Word.
God exists in three Persons–the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The natural man is dead in trespasses and sins against God.
Man is a unity of material (body, flesh, biology) and immaterial (soul, spirit, heart).
Jesus Christ became the sinner’s substitute and died as a sacrifice for sins and now sits at the right hand of God as the believer’s Advocate. One day, we will all stand accountable before Him.
Salvation and growth are by grace through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit comes to live inside, guide, and enable believers to live victoriously.
We experience freedom as we walk in obedience to God’s Word, trusting His grace and power and living lifestyles of confession, openness, accountability, service, and love.
The goal of biblical counseling is first and foremost to honor God, our Creator, Savior, and Friend (1 Corinthians 10:31; 2 Corinthians 5:9).
The only way that we as sinful human beings can please a holy God is by the work of Jesus on the cross, changing our standing before God and enabling us to live holy lives, and by the work of the Holy Spirit, renewing and strengthening us day by day (Romans 8:28-29; Colossians 3:18).
This process of change, which the Bible calls sanctification, takes place as we submit to the rule of Christ in our lives and we put off our old desires, thinking, and behaviors, and we put on that which is modeled after Christ (Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:9-10).
Types of Issues
Spiritual Growth, Marriage, Parenting, Grief and Crisis, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety and Fear, Eating Disorders, Handling The Past, Anger, Abuse, Conflict, Finances
Who Does The Counseling At Your Church?
Our pastors, Jeriah Shank and Jason Conable, are the primary counselors for our church. Pastor Jeriah is our lead counselor for our church family. He has over 15 years of experience and has had substantial training on both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has taught seminars on counseling for various issues, has facilitated several support groups, and is a consultant for our church counseling ministries. We are also in the process of training others to be available for counseling as well!
How Much Does Counseling Cost?
There is no cost for counseling. We simply enjoy showing you how to live the way God intended.
What If I Attend Another Church?
We welcome all people to counseling. If you are a member of another Church, you are encouraged to notify the pastor of that Church.
Is Biblical Counseling Professional Medical, Financial, Or Legal Advice?
No, we are not professionals in any of these areas, but we would be happy to help you work through professional advice in a biblical manner.
How Can I Start?
Give us a call or send an email to Pastor Jeriah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pastor Jason (email@example.com)! Counseling is by appointment only so we can be ready to meet your need. Counseling hours are generally Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 1:00-7:00 pm.