WHY BIBLICAL COUNSELING?
We understand that there are times in life when you just need a helping hand. In fact, many people are doing very well in some parts of their life while struggling in others. Now might be the time when you need someone to come alongside and encourage you from the Bible.
WHAT IS BIBLICAL COUNSELING?
We seek to promote Christ-centered personal change. Our process involves the Bible, God’s Word, and how it is related individually to a person or persons who are struggling under the weight of personal sin and/or the difficulties with suffering so that he or she might genuinely change in the inner person to be pleasing to God and embrace their God-given design and purpose.
For a more detailed explanation of biblical counseling, please see the Standards of Conduct from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
COMMON ISSUES WE HELP WITH
All of our Counselors are either certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors or are being trained by a certified counselor.
Our counselors have helped people through a variety of issues. Some of the more common problems he routinely helps people through include:
-PTSD, war, and combat-related issues
-Dealing with sexual sin, pornography, marital infidelity
Regardless of the issue, you bring to us, we believe that God’s Word (the Bible) is sufficient to answer any of life’s problems and questions.
What to Expect
Once you secure an appointment your first session is typically 1-1.5 hours long.
Privacy and Care
Our staff will care for you and treat you with respect. Everything will be held in strict confidence except where, in the counselor’s judgment, there is a Biblical requirement to involve others (e.g. criminal activity).
Encouragement toward Christ-likeness
Our staff will encourage you in your successes and exhort you to think and behave in a way that pleases Jesus Christ.
We’ll assign you homework to take home between your weekly counseling sessions. The assignments are meant to encourage lasting change.
Give It Some Time
Habits are not developed overnight, and new habits will take time to develop. In most cases, we ask individuals to commit to regular counseling appointments for a period of 2 to 3 months.
Sierra Vista Baptist Church
215 Taylor Dr.
Sierra Vista AZ, 85635