"Let me not be put to shame."
"I am lonely and afflicted."
"Forgive all my sins."
(Psalm 25, ESV)
Every person and family carries a mixed burden of sin, suffering, and shame.
The Bible gives us a framework to understand and shepherd the whole person, a body and soul being redeemed for the glory of God. God is not silent to those who are caught in relational conflict, mental disorders, emotional wounds, and stubborn sins.
In scripture, the Holy Spirit speaks in ways that help us “admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak” (1 Thess 5:14, NASB). These ways of patient "counselling" are a fundamental part of how every Christian is called to help one another.
Our church also offers a more formal, structured biblical counselling for those overwhelmed with severe problems, or stuck in stubborn patterns of sin, suffering, and shame.