We believe that the idea of counseling originates in God since He Himself is referred to as Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6) and The Counselor (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7). We believe that biblical counseling is an action God Himself undertakes via His Word through His Spirit to all people. Biblical counseling, then, is the personal discipleship ministry of God’s people to other people, believers and nonbelievers (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10; 1 Chronicles 27:32-33; Matthew 28:19-20), under the oversight of Christ’s church (Ephesians 4:4-16), dependent upon the authority and sufficiency of God’s Word (Psalm 119:24) through the work of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7). We believe that biblical counseling is commanded in the Holy Scriptures to be exercised by believers and offered to all mankind who has been created in the image of God (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8b; Galatians 6:9-10).
We believe biblical counseling seeks to reorient disordered thoughts, desires, affections, behaviors, and worship to restore people to a right fellowship with God, with self, and with others (Ecclesiastes12:13; Psalm 19:7-14; 1 Samuel 15:22-24; Colossian 3:2) . This is accomplished by speaking the truth in love and applying Scripture to the need of the moment by comforting the suffering and calling sinners to repentance (Ephesians 4:15; Philippian 4:8; Proverbs 24:5-6; 27:5; 28:13; 29:18), thus making them mature as they abide in Jesus Christ (John 14:15; 15:9-11).