By forming gospel-centered relationships, Lighthouse counselors regularly engage in both formal and informal conversations in order to admonish, encourage, and give hope to those overwhelmed with sin and suffering in our church (1Thess 5:14, Col 1:28).
The Counseling ministry organizes and equips our church to come alongside one another to assist in applying God’s Word through the work of the Holy Spirit until each person is made complete in Christ. (Gal 6:1, Eph 1:17, Col 1:28)
Our Core Values
- We are committed to glorifying God by helping each believer live a cross-centered life.
- We are committed to relying on the sufficiency of Scripture in every area of counsel.
- We are committed to trusting the ministry of the Holy Spirit through Scripture to enable Christlike living.
- We are committed to equipping the church to speak the truth in love to one another because we believe the body of Christ is God’s primary context for change.
Contacting a Counselor
If you are a Lighthouse member or regular attender and would like to receive counsel, please select the tab above marked “Receiving Counsel.”
Currently we can only provide counseling to members and regular attenders.
Becoming a Counselor
For questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for seeking Biblical counseling. Your desire for help reveals a humble heart that longs to be led by God. In James 4:6, God promises to pour out his grace on those who are humble. By reaching out for help you are setting yourself up to receive the grace you will need to find help in your struggle and grow more like Christ.
How do I get started?
Before we can schedule the first meeting, we will need each individual seeking counsel to fill out their own Personal Data Inventory form (PDI). By thoroughly completing this form, you’re taking an important first step to help us understand your situation and to know which counselor would be best suited to minister to you at this time. You can return the form(s) either by emailing them to email@example.com or by dropping them off at the church office during the week. Once these forms are received, you will be contacted by us to discuss scheduling. The more flexible you are in your availability, the more quickly you can be placed with a counselor.
What is the time commitment?
Counseling sessions usually last 1-1 ½ hours per week. Counselees are also expected to complete weekly “heartwork” assignments to expose sin, give hope and grow their love for Christ. Most sessions last between three to six months.
What should I bring?
You will need to bring a notebook and your Bible as well as any additional assigned materials to all sessions.
How much will it cost?
The counsel you receive is a free gift given to build up the body of Christ here at Lighthouse. All books and materials involved in the process are currently provided free of charge in an effort to lovingly point one another to Christ.
Ready to receive counsel?
Click for downloadable PDI to email or print and drop off at church office
Additional questions? Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever since Christ founded the church, believers have been called to point one another to God’s Word to find hope and truth to guide them through their seasons of suffering and battles with sin. In order to help us grow in having these vital conversations with each other, we are excited to offer a periodic intensive Gospel-Centered Counselor Training. Whether we are speaking to each other as parents, co-workers, students, roommates, spouses, or friends, God has called all of us as helpers to speak his truth in love to each other. It is through these loving and wise conversations that our Savior’s kingdom is built and we grow to be more like Christ (Ephesians 4:15).
The Counselor Training lasts for eight months, with each three-hour session being offered one evening per month.
Topics addressed in the course include:
- Foundations of Counseling
- Process for Counseling
- Process for Change
- Addressing topics such as anger, lust, anxiety, etc.
Upcoming Gospel-Centered Counselor Training Courses
These are resources and tools that are available to you as you walk alongside others in counseling.