Sierra Vista Biblical Counseling and Training Center

Who We Are

Sierra Vista Biblical Counseling and Training Center (SVBCTC) is a ministry of Sierra Vista Baptist Church. We are certified through The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors as a Training Center. We seek to care for God’s people by offering biblical counseling and training in biblical counseling. We believe that God’s Word is sufficient for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). No matter what you are struggling with we believe God’s Word offers help and hope.

We provide basic training courses, counseling, and mentoring to prepare church leaders and members to accurately and effectively apply God’s Word through counseling in the context of the local church.

“Our family received biblical counseling from Matt and we were blessed with hope and encouragment. Matt has a desire to help others love the Lord and their neighbors. Matt’s counsel is scripture-based with excellent illustrations to aid in understanding. We found Matt to be humble, in regular prayer for us, and always encouraging us toward scripture. We are so grateful for Matt’s time, effort, listening and care. He has been gifted by God to teach God’s word to others. “

N&R, Marriage Counseling

About Us

Our Aim

This world is full of sin, suffering, and confusion. We all know people in need of help and hope, yet many Christians do not feel equipped to offer biblical counsel. It’s true that counseling can be daunting, but God’s Word has answers. We want to bring you the answers from God’s Word and equip you to bring those same answers to others. We want to promote Christ-Centered personal change through the ministry of God’s Holy Word.

How You Can Get Involved

Get Training

Sign up for one of our training courses, or talk to one of our counselors about how to get training.

Get Counseling

If you are struggling we want to help. Contact us for more information.

Donate

You can always donate to Sierra Vista Baptist Church as we seek to help people grow in the Word. GIve

Blog Posts

Sanctification: The Expelling Power of Love

The heart of believers is the battlefield that the process of sanctification is fought. All three aspects of the dynamic heart can be used to relate this doctrine to everyday life.

Rowing or Sailing in Ministry?

The personal ministry of the Word is sometimes a neglected element in church revitalization. There are so many other things that demand our time. I was convinced of Biblical Counseling before arriving at my current church, but experience confirmed to me the desperate need for biblical counseling in dying churches. Biblical counseling can often be the sail that catches the wind, it should not control the direction of the church, but it can move the church in a healthy direction. Not only that but it will also take some of the pressure off of you in the long run. Why should you as a leader in a local church counsel biblically? I can think of at least five reasons. 

4 Digital Tools for Spiritual Change

I have found technology to provide very useful tools to increase my time in Scripture no matter the medium. So here are a few tools I used last year.