Hope and freedom through the gospel, community, and mission
Throughout God's story, we see hurt, pain, brokenness, and sin have been part of the human experience since Adam and Eve chose to disobey God. Often the response to a person who is struggling with these things is, "You need counseling."
REDEFINING COUNSELING AS GOSPEL SHEPHERDING
Jesus came to undo all the effects of Adam and Eve's choice. He came to redeem and restore "all things" (Colossians 1:18–20). Jesus' work of redemption is full and complete and has far-reaching implications for every human being. Therefore when others express a need for counseling, we affirm the truth that the gospel addresses every challenge they are facing.
The only question that remains is "What is the best context for a person to be immersed in a gospel perspective that will help address his or her issues?"
We believe that God has designed the church body in such a way that the needs of people can be met by the body. Our Missional Communities and DNAs are communities of ordinary people who, because of the gospel, are organizing their lives around Jesus' mission of making disciples. As they live a gospel-centered life, the deep needs and hurts of people can be addressed with great effectiveness. We call this process Gospel Shepherding.
GET HELP THROUGH GOSPEL SHEPHERDING
All of us have experienced suffering because we are broken people living in a broken world. Gospel Shepherding is for anyone who may be:
- struggling with some recurring pattern of sin or addiction
- continually troubled by the effects of some deep personal wound
- find yourself unable or unwilling to forgive another
- struggling with anxiety, anger, depresssion, and the like
- feeling stalled in their growth as a disciple or questioning their faith or beliefs
- experiencing difficulties in their relationships
Anyone desiring Gospel Shepherding should complete a request form by clicking on the link below. (Please know we value your privacy. This form is confidential.)