Our biblical counseling ministry serves those who want to learn about biblical counseling as well as those who need biblical counseling. Biblical counseling trains the church to do the work of biblical counseling, while also offering biblical counseling to church members and our community. Biblical counseling exists because Christians are broken and need help, and because other Christians love them and know God’s Word is the solution.
The biblical counseling training weekends at Grace Church of the Valley are hosted by ACBC and are designed to help you be more equipped to handle God’s Word accurately as you walk alongside one another in the Christian life. The dates are September 9 & 10, October 21 & 22, November 18 & 19 and the conference will run each weekend Friday, 5:00–9:45 pm and Saturday, 9:00-5:00 pm. The registration cost includes all three weekends and prices go up after May 30.
You can find out more information and register for the training weekend at tinyurl.com/gcvcounseling22.
Cohorts & Certification
We would love to have more people equipped to counsel. If you love discipleship; are good at explaining the Bible; love other people; are good at analyzing, problem solving, and listening; or are courageous to speak the truth in love, we’d love to talk to you! You can email Jack Barley for more information on joining a cohort or pursuing certification through ACBC (Association of Biblical Counselors).
Teacher: Matt Thibault
Dates: April 11–June 27
Biblical counseling is the practical outworking of a belief that Scripture is sufficient to address the deepest issues in our lives. In reality, we all counsel everyday; but the question is—are you counseling well? This course will cover the basics of biblical counseling in an effort to help you to help people change in the power of the gospel.
Sunday, April 11 - The Need for Biblical Counseling
Sunday, April 18 - The Goal of Biblical Counseling
Sunday, April 25 - How People Change
Sunday, May 2 - Who Should Counsel
Sunday, May 9 - The Heart in Biblical Counseling