Serving as a counselor is a tremendous privilege and responsibility. The eternal destiny of the counselee may well be in your hands. Counselors represent Christ, the Gospel and the Church. Counselors ensure each person understands salvation and helps them with the membership process. They are there to listen, discern, as well as carefully apply the word of God to their needs or situation. The Scriptures are the only infallible rule for faith and practice. Scripture is our foundational authority in counseling. Prayer, prayer, prayer is the key to aligning yourself to be guided by the Holy Sprit to address an individual’s needs.
The counseling ministry exists to support and assist individuals with their decision to make Jesus their Lord and Savior. It is important that each person understands their decision. The counselors assist in helping them move further into their walk by understanding the Christian journey is not a sprint but a marathon. This requires their willingness to change from their current lifestyle, commit and submit to a life of His Lordship.