What is Biblical Counseling?
We believe the Bible, God’s Word, speaks to and is sufficient for all matters pertaining to life; and when properly interpreted, reveals what is necessary to understand our need for Christ, how to please the Lord and live in a God-honoring way regardless of the circumstances. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful in teaching us what is true, helping us realize what is wrong, correcting us when we are wrong, and teaching us to do what is right (2 Timothy 3:16). Biblical counseling adheres to God’s Word as being authoritative, and as such, uses it as the rule by which all truth claims must be evaluated. Biblical counseling seeks to care for people by addressing issues of the heart while ministering to the whole person. It has as its goal to equip the counselee with the ability to apply biblical principles to the issue that brought them to counseling, as well as, to other aspects of life. It holds that genuine heart change is dependent on the Holy Spirit, and thus, its practice at the River of Life will emphasize the importance of prayer, dependence on God, growing in the knowledge of the Word of God and solid connection to the local church.