What is Christian Counseling?
Christian Counseling at Life Center utilizes spiritual truths confirmed by biblical principles. The primary commitment is to the voice of Jesus saying: "No one comes to the Father except through me" John 14:6. Each person, couple, or family agrees to meet for 7-12 sessions at our offices with one or more of our staff members who are trained in the Exchanged Life principles and methods of discipleship. Our discipleship Christian counseling is focused on encouraging someone from any walk or struggle in life to gain increased spiritual insight into their personal circumstance. We teach who you are "in Christ," and integrate this into your personal situation. Any emotional, behavioral, and relational problems are dealt with from a spiritual perspective in an atmosphere of acceptance and love. Problems are viewed as symptoms of deeper root issues and we seek to clearly explain these to all clients, regardless of age.
How does counseling at Life Center differ from traditional psychological counseling?
Traditional counseling works from the outside to the inside of a person basically attempting to change or alter their behavior. The counselor or therapist depends upon methods or theories based on one's training.
Life Center offers to heal the person from the inside out, which in God’s time and method, changes the outside. The discipler is expected to be totally depending on Jesus Christ to work in the heart of the person. The results are up to Christ. We trust in the Holy Spirit to reveal all things, including lies and deceptions we might believe as truth. A copy of differences of Exchanged Life counseling vs. other methods is available for your review.
What is the disciplining process at Life Center?
When a client comes in for counsel and disciplining usually it is understood that they will be committing for 7-12 sessions, typically bi-weekly or weekly for about an hour to hour and half. The schedule of your counseling depends on your needs and specific circumstances. You should expect some emotional discomfort due to the work of the Holy Spirit convicting and confronting areas in your life. If you let God have His way with you, you can expect a transformation in your life that is positive and supernatural. Best of all, you can experience the new life that Christ has especially for you! "Behold, I make all things new."
How is Life Center successful in helping people?
Success is measured by how Jesus Christ transforms their life, not what Life Center can do. Some of the evidences that we look for are:
- A client’s verbal or written testimonial of their new life in Christ.
- A transformation from a defeated self-life into a victorious Christ-life evidenced in their lifestyle.
How have people been helped at Life Center?
To sum up what has already been stated, we are seeing people experiencing a true-life change. It has been life transforming from living a life of dependence on self in order to get basic human needs met (love, acceptance, & value) to living a life of dependence on Christ who meets all their human needs (love, acceptance, & value). You can read a few testimonials here
How do clients pay for their counseling/disciplining sessions?
Clients financially contribute to their sessions through payment of fees. Quite often clients are looking for a guideline from us because they are unsure as to the amount to pay. Life Center has a sliding scale to suggest to clients what they should pay based on their household income. We do not want money to stand in way of coming in for counsel. We will work with you.
Why should I consider personal discipleship?
If you have tried everything else, then you definitely want to try the "other way." One-on-one personal discipleship at Life Center is designed to encourage hurting people to gain spiritual insight regarding who they really are "in Christ." Emotional, behavioral, and relational problems are dealt with from a spiritual perspective in an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Call for an appointment or contact us