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The Biblical Counseling Ministry provides assistance to individuals, couples, and families in the form of short-term, intensive discipleship to offer support and guidance to those facing difficult issues in life. Our focus is to help fellow believers glorify God with their thoughts, motives, and behaviors, through the redemptive power of Jesus Christ, the conviction and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the instruction of God’s Word (Col. 3:23; Eph. 1:7; John 16:8, 13; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
The basic presupposition of biblical counseling is that there is an infinite and personal God who has revealed Himself in the written Word, the Bible, and the living Word, Jesus Christ. The Bible and Jesus Christ both testify that the most basic problem of every human being is his separation from God. This occurs by the fact that He is holy, and we are not. While people may solve their personal problems temporarily and partially by approximating biblical principles or through behavior modification, they can never experience an absolutely fulfilling life here or eternally unless this separation is overcome by reconciliation to God through Jesus Christ. Our desire is to help people to know Jesus more deeply, and help them find and apply God’s answers for their personal and relational problems.
Counseling services are available to anyone in the community; however, scheduling priority is given to emergencies and to church members, so wait times are subject to change. Once counseling begins, sessions will continue without interruption.
All counselees are required to attend a weekly worship service at Richland Creek and to engage in a small group (Life Group) while in counseling; including members of other churches. If you are a member of another church, we will expect collaboration with your home church because we respect the authority of the local church and we care about your long-term pastoral care.
Counseling wait times may vary depending on the type of counseling requested, the availability of counselors, and the number of church members on the waiting list. You will be advised if there is a significant wait time.
Standard appointment times are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Sunday nights from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (subject to COVID reopening). Your counselor will arrange a meeting time with you. In-person and online options are available.
A typical counseling case might include 8-12 weekly sessions with homework.
Your case might be more or less.
Make sure you have read this ministry page carefully in its entirety.
To initiate a counseling request:
A Biblical Counseling Ministry team member will review your completed forms and contact you within five business days. Please do not contact our church office to schedule an appointment as counselors handle their own scheduling. Due to counselor availability and limited office space, there is usually a waiting list to see a counselor. Counseling is available to anyone; however, members of Richland Creek Community Church receive first priority over non-members. Counseling for non-members is subject to counselor availability.
To begin the counseling process for adult (individual, parent, marital) counseling click the button below.
To begin the counseling process for parents seeking counseling for a minor child, please e-mail
Each of our male and female counselors is an active Richland Creek member, has completed one of three required training tracks in biblical counseling, has been approved by our church pastors, receives ongoing continuing education training, and receives oversight and consultation from our Counseling Director (Mike Greene).
Interested in serving as a counselor? Training opportunities are available, along the lines of one of the three tracks outlined below.