“There were those who lived in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in misery and chains, because they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High…then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their bands apart.“
Cornerstone Bible Church Counseling Ministry provides hundreds of hours of free Biblical counseling each year to those seeking God’s answers to the questions and problems in their lives. God’s Word gives us answers and hope!
2 Timothy 3:16
“For all Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for correction, for reproof, for training in righteousness…”
2 Peter 1:3
“His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him Who called us by His own glory and excellence.”
In today’s incredibly complex world, God’s practical counsel is desperately needed. There is tremendous hope in the fact that God has provided His Word, the Bible, to give answers to life’s problems and questions. God says that He has provided everything necessary for a person to know Him and to live in a way that pleases Him. God promises to help and bless those who obey His instructions in the Bible. Therefore, the one who seeks after and follows God’s answers for life can have great hope, contentment, and direction to handle all the pressures of life.
The counseling staff here at CBC consists of our pastor, elders, and other qualified individuals who are trained in Biblical counseling.
(Note: This training is through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, (ACBC) and is NOT certified with the State of Washington.)
It is our desire that counseling be available to anyone who needs it. This is why CBC is committed to not charging for the counseling they offer. The only cost to consider will be for books and other required materials. (Usually an estimate of $25.) The counseling sessions themselves are provided at no additional cost.
CBC offers counseling for individuals and couples. One does not need to be a regular attender or member of Cornerstone Bible Church to receive counseling. However, in instances where a waiting list becomes necessary, members of CBC will be given preference.
Counseling sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis with your counselor. The day and time might vary depending on what they have available. Most counseling sessions take between 1 to 1.5 hours. Here’s what you can expect during that time:
Everyone on the CBC staff will care for you and treat you with respect. Everything will be held in strict confidence except where, in the counselor’s judgment, there is a Biblical requirement to involve others (e.g. criminal activity). Please read our Consent to Biblical Counseling form.
It is the goal of our Biblical counselors to encourage you in your successes and exhort you to think and behave in a way that pleases Jesus Christ.
You will be assigned homework to take home with you between your weekly counseling sessions. The assignments are meant to encourage lasting change, and will also help to demonstrate your level of commitment and involvement in the counseling process.
Habits are not developed overnight, and new habits will take time to develop. In most cases, we ask individuals to commit to regular counseling appointments for a period of 3 to 4 months.
Your counselor will expect at least four things from you:
You will need to have a willingness to grow and change.
You will need to attend each week’s counseling session.
You will need to complete all your homework assignments between counseling sessions.
You will need to be attending church one time a week with at least 2 of those times being at Cornerstone Bible Church.
Open the PDI, and then download it. Save it to your computer desktop.
Once saved to the desktop, you can fill out the PDI.
Save it when you’re finished, or it won’t hold the changes!
Email it in to our office!
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us:
Cornerstone Bible Church Counseling Ministries.
15533 75th St. NE, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258