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BIBLICAL COUNSELING

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." –Isaiah 9:6

  • We counsel under the authority of the FCC Elders.

  • We believe we should care for our own rather than to refer them outside our church.

  • There are no fees for this service.

  • All materials are supplied by FCC.

  • We believe the Bible is sufficient (2 Timothy 3:16-17 & Hebrews 4:12).

  • We counsel in person at FCC or by Zoom.

  • Please read our agreement.

  • Your medical ailments and medications are managed only by your doctor.

If interested, contact our ACBC Certified Biblical Counselors:

      Michelle Ragsdale | michelle.ragsdale@homeforever.org
              -counsels women and girls
95 Theses of Biblical Counseling

What is Biblical Counseling?

"Biblical counseling believes that God has granted to His people all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3-4). Biblical counseling holds that God is creator and sustainer of the universe by the power of His Word and that He alone gives life and wisdom by the power of His Word to His people. We see this power and wisdom most clearly in the person of Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:30)."

"Secular psychology can make sure observations about man and his problems, but the observations and well-meaning attempts to offer solutions fall short of the truth about mankind that is revealed to us in God's Word. Biblical counselors believe that the Holy Scriptures chiefly contain what man ought to believe and what duty God requires of them. There is no other foundation outside of God's Word that can offer hope and life for me and women on this side of eternity. Therefore, Scripture is not only necessary in the counseling room, it is sufficient to help men and women with the deepest sorrows and struggles that they face."

"Certification is necessary for Biblical Counseling because the work of counseling happens behind closed doors. Certification is a process that uses people with counseling expertise to evaluate those who would be counselors and certify their faithfulness. This practice is essential in order to have confidence that a counselor is equipped to connect the truths of Scripture and the grace of Christ to the problems you or your loved ones have. Life is too precious, and problems are too serious to entrust them to someone who has not been evaluated."

All quotations are from ACBC.

"BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED SONS OF GOD" –MATTHEW 5:9

Are you struggling with conflict in your relationships?​

Do you find yourself having the same arguments over and over?

Do you struggle forgiving those who hurt you?

Are you tired of fighting?

There's good news and real hope in the Gospel.
God cares deeply about reconciliation; so much so that He sent His son to die for us in order to reconcile us to Himself (John 3:16). Whether you struggle with day to day conflicts or decades old broken relationships, the Bible has answers.
Peacemaker Ministries at FCC is here to help you navigate through and even prevent conflicts. Learn the principles of peacemaking and forever change the way you see and handle these everyday issues in your life. Begin to enjoy restored relationships through forgiveness and reconciliation. 
If you need help resolving conflicts contact Terry and Michelle Ragsdale at michelle.ragsdale@homeforever.org. We are here to serve you.

Additional Resources:

  • "Resolving Everyday Conflicts" by Ken Sande

  • "The Peacemaker" by Ken Sande

Questions? Contact Michelle at 715-441-7441 | text or leave a message!
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