Biblical counseling, not shrinks and “feelings”

Years ago when I worked as a youth pastor, I would get calls every once in a while from other youth pastors around the state and nation, asking what we used as our curriculum. As a youth pastor, I taught the same curriculum to middle schoolers as our pastor taught to the adults. We use this really great compilation book. It’s written by about 40 different authors, so it’s very diverse in its reach and ideas, but it’s amazing how it all fits together so well. Although it’s been around for awhile, it’s surprisingly relevant and very current. It’s one of those books, that no matter how many times you read it, you can always go back and get something new out of it.

It’s called The Bible.

If you’ve been to a service at Awaken, one thing that should have stood out to you is that we put a high priority on Bible teaching. We do that for a reason – it’s God’s Word, so we act like it!

Not only do we use it as our teaching “curriculum,” but also our guide book for counseling.

When I say “counseling,” if you immediately think of lying on a couch, describing your feelings, while listening to soothing music, you’re thinking the wrong thing. Although you may sit (not lie down) on a couch, this is Biblical counseling. Anyone can give you “practical tips” on how improve your marriage, keep your kids in line, and have a happy life. We don’t offer “tips” though. We refer you back to God’s Word (which was given to us to provide all the Godly counsel and wisdom we need – 2 Timothy 3:16-17).

Here are a few things you may not know about Biblical counseling at Awaken:

– it’s FREE (no insurance needed)!

– it’s practical and relevant

– it’s available for any age or gender

– we also offer couples counseling and pre-marital counseling

– one-on-one counseling is available, as well as family counseling

Since we offer Biblical counseling, expect the hard truths from God’s Word, as well as the comfort that it provides. We’d be happy to meet with you and discuss what’s going on in your life and what God’s Word has to say about it. If you’re interested in more information, leave a comment below or email us at info@awakenchurch.org. God’s Word has all the answers we need, and we’d love to help you discover and apply the truth! I’ve personally watched God’s Word transform lives, marriages, and families, and I’ve even had the privilege of leading people to Christ when they come in for counsel!

 

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