Christ the King Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Biblical Counseling Center
Mrs. Carolyn Haynes
ACBC and IABC Certified Biblical Counselor
239-595-9368 (Call for appointment)
The Biblical Counseling Center is a ministry of Christ the King Presbyterian Church. As a Bible-believing, Reformed church, we look to God’s Word as the source of true wisdom God has provided for the human race.
What is Biblical Counseling?
Biblical Counseling, sometimes known as Pastoral Counseling or Soul Care, has as its center the Lord Jesus Christ.
- It includes listening, teaching, encouraging, preparing, comforting, warning, admonishing.
- It is scriptural and deals with issues, spiritually (not medically or clinically).
- It has as its purpose to glorify God and to guide the counselee into an increased understanding of his/her personal, love, and grace-oriented relationship with Jesus Christ.
- It can result in pursuing a transformed life that reflects God’s grace, glory, and the totality of God’s Word by God’s grace through faith.
This type of counseling is different from secular forms of counseling. Its goal is to:
“Proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ. And for this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me” (Col 1:28-29 NAS).
…and to equip “the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ” (Eph. 4:12-13).