Biblical Counseling Ministry
What Is Biblical Counseling?
Biblical counseling is the process where the Bible, God's Word, is related individually to a person or persons who are struggling under the weight of personal sin and/or the difficulties with suffering, so that he or she might genuinely change in the inner person to be pleasing to God. This definition is based on three important beliefs. First, we believe the Bible, given by God, is sufficient for life in that, when properly interpreted, it reveals to the believer all the data necessary for one to understand his need for Christ, how he can please the Lord, and how to live in a God-honoring way regardless of the circumstances whether comfortable or oppressive. Second, the Bible is also the authoritative source with which all truth claims--including claims made by science and history--must be evaluated. As a result, we reject all counseling theories that use presuppositions, principles, and/or methodologies that are inconsistent with the proper interpretation of the biblical text. Third, we believe that genuine heart change is totally dependent on the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Thus, our view of counseling practice includes the importance of prayer, dependence on God, a thorough knowledge of the Word of God, and an understanding of ministering to people.
Counseling for our Church and Community
Liberty Biblical Counseling Ministries (LBCM) offers counseling services to those in the Lake County community, which includes (but is not limited to) Clermont, Groveland, Mascotte, Minneola, Monteverde and the surrounding areas. Counseling sessions are held at Liberty Baptist Church, Clermont, FL
Our counseling staff, which is made up of pastors and trained lay leaders, offer free biblical counseling to those who are hurting. Some of our counselors are IBCC Board Certified or ACBC Certified.
We understand there are times in life where you just need a helping hand. In fact, many people are doing very well in some parts of their life while struggling in others. Now might be the time when you need someone to come alongside and encourage you from the Bible.
We see folks with all kinds of problems, but the most common would be those struggling in their marriage, helping parents with their children, those dealing with sexual sin, and those struggling with their emotions (e.g. depression or anger). In all cases, we use the Bible, God's sufficient Word, to answer the problems of life.
There Is Hope
Real problems require real solutions
We believe God has given us all we need to know Him and to live in a way that is pleasing to Him. All our difficulties may not evaporate. However, when a person willingly submits to God's instructions and clings to his promises there is hope and help.
There are answers for dealing with whatever you might be facing. In fact, many of our counselees see significant progress in a few months.
All of our counselors, whether they are pastors or laypersons, go through a rigorous training program in biblical counseling.
Since Liberty Baptist Church provides the facilities and the counselors volunteer their time we can offer the counseling free of charge. However, we request a $25 administration fee to cover the cost of materials that may be provided to you during the period of counseling. If a counselee does not show up for a counseling appointment and does not notify the counselor, cancels the appointment at the last minute, or does not complete the period of counseling, an additional $25 administration fee may be required to resume the counseling.