Word Based Counselingsm
Word Based Counseling is Biblical counseling and ministry that
addresses the full range of problems encountered by individuals,
couples, and families in the Body of Christ.
The goal of Word Based Counseling is to change lives through the
grace and power of God; to bring good news to the poor and afflicted, to
bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim deliverance and freedom to those
who are captive and bruised. (Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18).
Word Based Counseling is ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The
Word Based Counselor's tools are the Word of God, prayer, and the work
of the Holy Spirit. The counselor relies on the Holy Spirit to surface
the heart issues, to reveal the root causes of stress, and to break the
bondages of sin and darkness. As the truth, mercy and grace of God are
released into the client's life, the client is challenged and enabled to
move into a place of trust, surrender, and obedience to God through the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Word Based Counseling is not psychological or a system of
psychotherapy or coping techniques. Life's problems are not viewed as
issues of "mental illness" requiring treatment by "mental health"
specialists. Word Based Counseling is not medical. However, it
recognizes that true medical problems can both cause and be caused by
problems of living.
Word Based Counseling is not an alternative to or replacement for
involvement in a local church and the normal disciplines of Christian
life. Word Based Counseling is an arm of assistance to the local
pastor to help him with his heavy counseling load. Word Based
Counseling also reaches many unsaved, unchurched, and backslidden
people and helps them find their place in the Body of Christ.
(Word Based Counseling is a registered service mark in
Texas of Total Life