We understand the idea of biblical counselling more so as we read from the Canadian Biblical Counselling Coalition (CBCC) website, “The goal of biblical counselling is spiritual, relational, and personal maturity as evidenced in desires, thoughts, motives, actions, and emotions that increasingly reflect Jesus (Ephesians 4:17-5:2). We believe that such personal change must be centred on the person of Christ. We are convinced that personal ministry centred on Christ and anchored in Scripture offers the only lasting hope and loving help to a fallen and broken world.

Furthermore, we appreciate the distinctions that David Powlison and Heath Lambert make in an article they published together in the Journal of Biblical Counselling, “Don’t let our culture’s office-bound, fee-for-service, professional depiction of ‘counselling’ control how you think about counselling. And don’t let the fact that churches often do everything except have honest, constructive conversations control how you think about counselling. Regardless of what we call it, God wants his people to have personal, prayerful, encouraging, life-renewing interactions with one another. God wants this because he is an intrinsic part of such conversations.

Sitting under good preaching and developing a good devotional life do not eliminate the need for counselling — instead, these practices should create a community of wise counsellors who have awakened awareness of our mutual need for the input and prayers of others.” These quotes are copyrighted 2019 CCEF, All rights reserved.

If you have further questions about our church’s pastoral care/counselling ministry, please email Pastor Kevin.