What is Biblical Counseling?

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for
training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good
work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Biblical counseling is a practical and effective approach to counseling that uses the Bible as the
instrument of change in the lives of families and individuals. We believe that the Word of God
speaks sufficiently to the various struggles and sins in each of our lives. We are told in Scripture
that our thoughts, words, and behaviors flow from our sinful hearts (James 4:1-2). The aim of
Biblical counseling is to get to the heart of a person’s motivations and actions by using the Bible
to teach, disciple, reprove, and correct where necessary.

At the core of Biblical counseling is the belief that we are made up of body, mind, and soul. All
aspects of a person must be addressed in counseling, but the Bible teaches us that from the
heart come forth our thoughts and behaviors (Matthew 15:19). Therefore, it is the soul of the
person that is the focus of Biblical counseling and where the transformation and lasting change
takes place.

“And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak,
be patient with them all.” 1 Thess 5:14

The goal of Biblical counseling is spiritual maturity and Christlikeness. This process of change
happens with the use of the Word of God and with the help of the Holy Spirit. It is God’s design
that the local church plays a vital role in this process of change in a person’s life. As the Body of
Christ we are to patiently admonish, encourage, and help one another. With the loving care and
understanding of counselors, pastors, and church community a person’s life can be transformed
into one that brings honor and glory to the Lord. 

What is Biblical Counseling?

There's Always Hope!

Biblical counseling is appropriate and helpful for various issues and struggles in a person’s life. As a person seeks to bring their lives in line with God’s Word, seeks to please Him, and know Him more healing and transformation begins. Our counselors desire to walk alongside you in your struggles with wisdom, kindness, and compassion while bringing the Word of God to bear on your situation. We have counselors in various stages of life who have received training through ACBC, and have walked with the Lord for many years through a variety of life circumstances.

We believe that God’s Word is sufficient to help with many struggles.

Those struggling in their marriage
Parents in raising children
Those dealing with sexual sin
Those struggling with their emotions (e.g. depression/anxiety, anger, etc)
Grief and loss
Shame and Guilt from past choices
Domestic Violence or abuse
Childhood sexual abuse
Same sex attraction

What Can I Expect?

Who Are the Counselors?

Our counselors have received training through a rigorous Biblical counseling training program
(through ACBC) and have experience helping people through similar issues to your own.

Privacy and Care

Our counselors will treat you with compassionate care, understanding, and respect. We highly
value confidentiality, and seek to preserve it. In some instances, the counselor may feel there is a
Biblical requirement to involve others.


There is no cost to you to receive counseling through the LBC Counseling Ministry. LBC is
committed to walk alongside our church members and encourage them toward living a life that
pleases the Lord.

How to Access the Lakewood Bible Chapel Counseling?

Fill out the short intake form which will confidentially be sent to the counseling team.
You will be contacted by a counselor to set up an appointment.