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.
*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.
If you would like to speak with someone to meet for counseling, please request care here...
"The counseling was fantastic, the handouts were great and it truly has been a great experience. I've learned so much about myself and my walk with the Lord is so much more!!!" - Amy
"The Counseling Center at New Hope Church turned out to be the lighthouse of light that called me back to be closer to Jesus and guided me around the hidden shoals that threatened my spiritual journey." - John
“We went for premarital counseling through New Hope. It helped us prepare for our marriage. Our counselor was so patient, loving, and kind. He guided us through the Bible of what marriage is in the eyes of God." - Ivan and Monica
“I feel like I have a foundation to move forward with Christ. It’s been great to have someone come alongside and help me understand what it means to follow Christ and specifically do that as I face struggles in my life.” - Anon.
Watch this video to learn more about our vision for counseling ministry at New Hope:
Counseling & Discipleship Training
New Hope's BHAG#1 is to "establish a thriving counseling center". Part of reaching that goal is to provide everyone in our church family with an opportunity to get counseling and discipleship training. Whether you're interested in serving in New Hope's Counseling Ministry, simply growing in your personal discipleship ministry, or want to learn how to think Biblically about the daily and larger issues of life, we invite you to join us for the following...
Biblical Counseling Training Conference (BCTC 2024) Feb 12-16, 2024
This winter we will be hosting a Livestream Biblical Counseling Training Conference (BCTC) at New Hope (Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri. 8am-1pm). This is a 30-hour training course held in a live 1-week conference format. Registration is $239/pp before 11/10/23, $259 from 11/11/23-1/5/24, and $279 from 1/6/24 to start of event.
Select from the following training track options...
- Track 1-Foundational Training (meets ACBC Fundamentals Course Requirements)
- Track 2-Intermediate Training
- Track 3-Advanced Training
- Track 4-Ongoing Training
- Track 6-Women's Topics
- Track 7-Marriage Ministry
Attend our Counseling Center's topicals to get Biblical counsel for issues you, or those you love, are facing. Each time we meet, we'll also share more about our Counseling Ministry Center, ways to get involved in that, and how to get further Biblical Counseling training. Each topical will be held at New Hope from 12-1:30pm and a light lunch will be provided.
Counseling Topical on "Worth" | Sun, Dec 10
"Dealing with Guilt and Shame" | Sun, Jan 14
If you would like a more detailed description of the certification process visit ACBC's "How To Become Certified" page.
Certification Process Overview
As we prepare church family to serve as counselors in our Ministry Center, we are getting Biblical Counseling and Discipleship Training through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselor (ACBC). This involves the follow 3 phases of training.
Phase 1 | Reading & 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