We understand that there are times in life where 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, which is sufficient to help us in all aspects of life. Whether it’s marriage, depression, parenting, or any other issue, our pastor and other trained laymen are eager to help you through this trial using biblical resources so that you might find victory.
If you would like to speak to a counselor, please call our church office at (615) 529-2813 to obtain an appointment. Then print and fill out completely our Personal Data Inventory found here, and return it to our church at least one day before your first session. If you are unable to print this, the church will print the packet for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is “biblical counseling”?
Biblical Counseling seeks to deal with heart and mind issues by discovering desires, thinking, and behavior that God wants to change and then uses God’s Word, by the Holy Spirit, to make those changes.
2. What is the goal of biblical counseling?
The proximate goal is to get the believer through the problem that he or she is facing with God’s help. However, the ultimate goal is the growing sanctification of the believer into Christ-likeness for the glory of God.
3. Does the Bible address my problem?
Absolutely. The Bible defines and speaks to the entire range of problems and situations experienced by humanity as they try to live in this fallen world.
4. How is biblical counseling different from secular therapy?
First, secular counseling depends upon human reason and research to answer life questions about people, problems, and solutions. Biblical counseling depends upon scriptural revelation from our Creator to build a comprehensive, compassionate, culturally-informed approach to who we are, what went wrong, and how to solve the issues of the soul.
Second, secular counseling, especially in our post-modern age, assumes that there is no final answer, no all-encompassing story that explains the meaning of life. Biblical counseling, while appreciating our human limitations and understanding our cultural diversity, believes that in the Bible God has given us all that we need for life and godliness. The Bible provides real answers for real people with real problems.
5. What fees do you charge?
Counseling at WMBC is done absolutely free of charge. However, you may be asked to pay for any materials deemed necessary for discipleship.