The Family Support & Counseling Ministry of
Bible Baptist Church
Welcome! It is our desire that the following information will help you to become familiar with the counseling ministry of Bible Baptist Church.
General Counseling Needs
First of all know that counseling is available to all of our church family (members, regular attendees and their families). Counseling is generally provided by a member of our pastoral staff. However, where special needs exist or where a pastor feels that Special Need Counseling is required, a person or family may be referred to Dr. John Rainwater who is our Special Need Counseling pastor.
The basis and purpose of counseling…
We give spiritual counsel based on the Bible. We help those who come to find answers to their life challenges and apply what they learn. We offer principles, precepts, and strategies for living, coping and healing that are consistent with our beliefs, our statement of faith, and our Baptist world view. We are careful to understand the person and the challenges before offering advice. All counseling is conducted with informed consent of the person being counseled and is confidential under the "clergy privilege" of the Georgia Code.
The conduct of counseling…
Should you request counseling through this ministry, you can anticipate that you will be treated with dignity, respect and provided confidentiality. We will do our utmost to provide an atmosphere of concern and encouragement. All counseling is designed to meet the specific needs of the person (or persons) being counseled. The typical counseling session includes a time of prayer, clarification, guided practical discussion and consolation to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, others, God and the challenges you face. We will do our very best to help you to work through the challenges you are experiencing. We use the Bible as the exclusive source of truth as we make practical application of biblical precepts and principals. Please note that our counsel is spiritual in nature. We do not accept secular humanism or postmodern philosophy as a basis for our counseling.
All counseling is by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling the Church Office at (912) 352-3020. You can ask for a particular pastor or you can simply ask to speak to a pastor. You should not discuss your concerns or need until you speak directly to a pastor.