Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling is a component of church care which seeks to apply God's truth revealed in the Bible to the numerous trials and temptations of life. Biblical counseling is founded upon the belief that the Bible sufficiently and helpfully addresses our non-organic problems of living and provides us "everything we need pertaining to life and godliness" (2 Peter 1:3). Our counseling is discipleship-oriented; we do not practice any forms of psychotherapy.


If you are seeking counseling, please fill out our secure online application.



"Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light on my path." (Psalm 119:105)



How It Works

Biblical counseling adheres to a high view of God and a biblically accurate understanding of man. The counseling is derived from the Bible, so it is Christ-centered, practical, and focused on the gospel, where there is amazing hope and help. We require the above application to be filled out and submitted before counseling can begin. In counseling, we seek to gather information to understand the problems people face. We take time to teach solutions found in the Bible. We also assign homework to be completed in between sessions. Counseling sessions last about one hour. We offer this counseling free of charge; however, if you'd like to donate, $25 per session is suggested for non-Shawnee Bible Church members.

Phone: (913) 268-7953

Email: counseling@shawneebiblechurch.org


Certified Counseling

In our counseling, we value training and accountability. That's why we align ourselves with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), which oversees our counseling training and grants professional certification to our biblical counselors who do formal counseling through our counseling ministry. We are happy to partner with an organization that has been pursuing excellence in biblical counseling for decades.


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We use Track One materials from Faith Counseling Ministries.

Materials cost $60 (due at first class period).

Registration is open to high school students and above.


We hold a summer course at Shawnee Bible Church, spread out over three weekends, that covers the basics and foundations of biblical counseling. This training is designed to enrich the lives of any believer in Christ and to equip them to help real people with real problems using their Bible.



Course Material & Schedule


First Weekend: Key Elements of Counseling

Friday (6:00–8:30 p.m.)

Why Should a Church Counsel?

What Makes Counseling Biblical?

Saturday (8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)

Building Loving Involvement and Sharing Hope

Gathering Data and Evaluating Biblically

Providing Biblical Instruction and Practical Homework

(Break)

Working Lunch: Counseling Observation (video)

The Goal and Qualifications of Biblical Counseling

Understanding the Heart

The Doctrine of Progressive Sanctification

Trials and Suffering


Second Weekend: Frequent Issues in Counseling

Friday (6:00–9:00 p.m.)

Evaluating Counseling Philosophies

Biblical Counseling and Medical Illness

Biblical Counseling and Psychological Diagnoses

Saturday (8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)

Helping Those Suffering from Depression

Understanding Biblical Forgiveness

Understanding and Overcoming Sexual Sin

(Break)

Working Lunch: Counseling Observation (video)

How to Handle Anger Biblically

Four Rules of Communication

Overcoming Sinful Worry and Fear

Guilt and Repentance


Third Weekend: Marriage & Family Counseling

Friday (6:00–8:30 p.m.)

God’s Basic Truths Concerning Marriage

Biblical Principles of Sex

Saturday (8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.)

The Husband’s Role

The Wife’s Role

Counseling Observation (video)

(Lunch Break)

Biblical Parenting: Common Ground

Biblical Parenting: Teaching

Biblical Parenting: Discipline