Living in a fallen and broken world is not easy. In fact, we’ve all felt the pain and difficulties of this life. But thankfully, we’re not alone. We have help and hope because of Jesus and what he accomplished for us.
At Bethlehem, we have lay counselors who are equipped and ready to address life’s challenges by walking with you, opening up the Scripture, and pointing you to Jesus.
Counseling Care operates from a perspective that utilizes the categories of Scripture to advise a counselee as he or she navigates life struggles of sin, suffering, or identity (Colossians 3:1–17, 2 Corinthians 1:3–11). This care seeks to make practical application of Scripture to the problems the counselee has identified and encourages these to be lived out in the context of Christian community.
Counseling Care will be provided by trained staff/lay members of the South Campus who have been equipped (Ephesians 4:12) to help in these situations in accordance with the Bethlehem Baptist Church Counseling vision. Read the “General Plan for Care at the South Campus.”
See Bethlehem’s “Guiding Philosophy for Counseling.”
What struggles are commonly addressed in counseling?
We provide biblical counseling for a range of struggles including marital difficulties, depression, anxiety, broken relationships, anger, sexual struggles, guilt, shame, parenting difficulties, etc. If for some reason we don’t have experience in your area of struggle, we will be happy to connect you with a trusted area counselor while also considering ways the church can support and care for you.
Who can receive counseling at the South Campus?
Members of Bethlehem who regularly worship at the South Campus can receiving counseling South. If capacity permits, at times we are able to provide counseling for regular attendees. To request counseling, please email .
If you’re interested in receiving training to become a lay counselor, or if you have a desire to serve alongside our counseling team, contact Stacy Thorpe (below).