Addictions & Counseling Ministry
How can a Bible counselor help?
1. By listening, making gentle observations, and asking timely questions
2. By offering hope and putting an overwhelming situation into perspective
3. By helping to ease the sense of isolation we often feel at life’s “dead-ends”
4. Sharing the most applicable Scriptures that will help be “…lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Drug & Alcohol Addictions
There are many programs available for drug and alcohol addictions in this day and age – Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), rehabilitation programs, long-term programs and a host of others. God is the designer of all life. He knows us better than we know ourselves. God has given us His Word to help guide us to the truth and give us the healing and freedom we desire. It truly gives us a hope of recovery from the chains and bondage of addiction. John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Often, when society speaks of addictions, we automatically think of drugs or alcohol. However, addictions come in many forms. There are food addictions, pornography addictions, obsessive addictions, smoking addictions and others. An addiction is any controlling habit that is destructive to any area of your life. There are answers in God’s Word. Let us join you in your fight to overcome your addictions no matter what they may be.
Marriage is the first institution that God ordained. It represents Christ’s relationship with the church. It’s easy to get caught up in the emotions and lofty expectations of love, but it’s vital that a marriage begins on the sure foundation of the Bible. This world does not offer much guidance when it comes to making a marriage work, but since God created the institution, His Word is the complete guide to a successful, fruitful, and joyful marriage.
Marriage & Family Counseling
Marriage is hard work! Raising a Godly, Christian family in this generation is even harder! Don’t do it alone. Church offers encouraging Bible messages that are geared to help fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, children, grandparents and everything in between. Divorce doesn’t have to be an option, abuse should never be tolerated, and joy should be abundant in our homes. Get focused attention and help with individual, marital, and family counseling.
Counseling Teenagers & Youth
Unfortunately, teen pregnancy and suicide is rising at an incredible rate. We understand the hopeless and helpless feeling that is experience when facing such troubling and difficult decisions. Who will listen? Does anybody love me? Does anyone understand? God knows and loves you. We can help you in your struggle. There is a right path and a right way that will bring you the answers that you’re looking for and so desperately desire.
How many decisions are we faced with every day? Whether you just need someone to listen to you, help sort out details, and work with you side-by-side, we would love to support you in any life decision you are dealing with. When losing a loved one, the last thing people want to deal with are all of the details that come flooding in – where to do the funeral service, details of the service, contacting relatives, handling estates and belongings, moving, and many other details. We can help support you through one of the toughest transitions a person faces. This is just one example of a life decision where it is helpful to be connected to a church family who are motivated to help support and encourage you. Whatever decision you may be facing, just remember, you don’t have to face it alone.