Care and Counseling
At New Hope, our counseling ministry center exists to help people find hope and healing for daily struggles or even the larger issues of life through the power of Jesus Christ and the life changing principles of the Bible.
Our Counseling Center is built on the following convictions:
The Bible either directly provides the answers or direction for how to find the answers to the issues we face in life.
The power of Jesus Christ brings the only hope we have of genuine and lasting life change.
Life Change over our issues requires that we get to the roots of our problems.
Community is necessary for life change because it is where we care for and counsel one another.
*For further description of New Hope's Beliefs and Values visit our page here.
*All of New Hope's pastoral and lay counselors are certified or have received Biblical Counseling training through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). For more information regarding our standards of conduct and policy, see ACBC's standards of conduct page here.
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We're laying the foundations for a community based counseling ministry center.
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Certification Process Overview:
As we prepare church to serve as counselors in our Ministry Center, we are getting equipped through Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Training through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselor (ACBC). This training involves 3 phases:
Phase 1: Reading and Learning
- 30-hour “Fundamentals” course
- 1,000 pages of theological and counseling reading (from ACBC approved reading list)
- 10 hours of observing an ACBC counselor
Phase 2: Exams
- Theology Exam: 24 essay questions
- Counseling Exam: 20 essay questions
Phase 3: Supervision
- 50 hours of supervised counseling
If you would like to talking with us about getting training and potentially joining our counseling ministry team click the button below:
If you would like a more detailed description of the certification process and what is involved watch the following video: