LBC Counseling Ministry
We want to express our full support of this much needed ministry. It brings joy to our hearts, to hear of brothers and sisters in Christ bringing God’s Word of comfort to help encourage, support, and counsel men and women. Please don’t be shy about using this ministry. It’s our joy to share the riches of the sufficiency of Christ and His Word as we walk through this broken world together. ~The Elders
What is Biblical Counseling?
Biblical counseling is an approach to counseling that uses the Bible to address the issues in the lives of individuals, couples, and families. The Bible teaches that our thoughts, motives, attitudes, words, and actions flow from the sinful inclinations of our hearts. Biblical counseling addresses the heart as the source of these human actions and reactions using the wisdom and approaches revealed in the Bible.
Biblical counseling is practical and effective. It does not view people as simply spiritual beings with spiritual problems; instead the biblical counselor sees the individual as a physical, emotional, cognitive, and relational being. One focus of biblical counseling is to help others develop a biblical worldview of their life and recognize the core truth that guides right thinking and actions. The goal of biblical counseling is spiritual maturity.
Biblical counseling also values the role of the local church in the process of ones change of heart or sanctification. Heart change brings about life change, but this is accomplished most effectively in an authentic Christian community, the local church. True change is the result of the Holy Spirit working in ones heart; this work often includes intervention by other people such as a pastor, a mentor, or a counselor. Biblical counseling is done with love and understanding in regard to each person’s past and present situation.
Who is Biblical Counseling for?
There Is Always Hope!
We believe that God has given us all we need to know Him and to live in a way that is pleasing to Him. All our difficulties may not evaporate. However, when a person willingly submits to God’s instructions and clings to his promises there is hope and help.
Our counselors are able to help people through a variety of issues. Below are some examples.
- Those struggling in their marriage
- Parents in raising children
- Those dealing with sexual sin
- Those struggling with their emotions (e.g. depression/anxiety or anger).
- Grief and loss
- Shame and Guilt from past choices
- Domestic Violence or abuse
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Same sex attraction
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 can I expect?
Who Are the Counselors?
All of our counselors, whether they are pastor/elders or laypersons, go through a rigorous Biblical counseling training program (through ACBC) and have experience helping people through similar issues to your own.
Privacy and Care
Our counselors will care for you and treat you with love and respect. Everything will be held in strict confidence except where, in the counselor’s judgment, there is a Biblical requirement to involve others.
There is no cost to you to receive counseling through the LBC Counseling Ministry. LBC is committed to walk alongside our church members and encourage them toward living a life that pleases the Lord.
How to Access LBC Counseling
- Fill out the short intake form which will confidentially be sent to the counseling team.
- You will be contacted by a counselor to set up an appointment.
Biblical Counseling Discipleship Class – October 7th
The discipleship requirements are:
— LBC full doctrinal statement
— Biblical Discipleship Sermons:
— Two Books:
1. “Discipling” by Mark Dever
2. “Growing In Christ: A Thirteen-Week Follow-Up Course for New and Growing Christians” from Navigators
Please read the two books and listen to the sermons, if possible by the October 7th meeting.
Call or email Greg Bloom for questions. 303-470-8883. firstname.lastname@example.org