Word Based Counselingsm Is...

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 Ministries.)

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