What is Soul-Care?
Soul-Care is a counseling ministry of Calvary. In the Bible, counseling is tied closely to discipleship. Sometimes, we all need a more focused discipleship when a crisis or particular struggle arises. Counseling is that focused discipleship. It is personally engaging and scripturally-driven encouragement. It involves redemptive truth being spoken from one forgiven sinner to another. It’s a safe place where the hope of the Gospel is applied to our struggles and suffering.What kind of counseling is offered?
God’s Glory. We understand life to be ultimately about God’s glory and God’s story, and so, we seek to be God-centered in our speech and goals.
Dignity of all People. Because all people have been made in the image of God, we take suffering and sin seriously and encourage people to take personal responsibility for their actions.
Cross-Centered. We understand the Cross and the Gospel to be the ultimate solution for all of life’s challenges. Therefore, rather than point people to a program, theory, or experience, we want to point them to Jesus.
Maturity in Christ. We counsel to help people mature in Christ, rather than help them manage their problems. We have a goal for all people: living out who we are in Jesus.
Heart Focused. We acknowledge the complexity of suffering and sin and seek to uncover, with the Spirit’s help, a person’s heart, their motivations, and how they have been affected by circumstances and relationships.
Bible Driven. We believe God’s Word is authoritative and relevant for all of life’s issues. As such, we believe that everything we do and say in counseling is ultimately rooted in Scripture.
Anyone who is a part of the Calvary Baptist community can come for counseling.
- marital difficulties
- dealing with conflict
- living with pain
- pain from the past
- broken relationships
- fear and anxiety
- feeling rejected/burned out
- parental difficulties
- sexual struggles
The Counseling Agreement lets you know what you’ll be agreeing to, and will need to be signed at your first counseling appointment. Please read it now so you know what to expect.
Our Statement of Faith gives you more information on our basic biblical worldview, and our Approach to Counseling describes how we seek to counsel. You do not need to read them, but you might find them helpful to know.
We would love to help you out as soon as we can, but please understand that if all our counselors’ schedules are full, it may take some time. Please know we will do what we can to help you get the help you need. For questions or more information, contact Paul Wilson (Adult Ministries Pastor) at: firstname.lastname@example.org.