Our communities and churches are filled with hurting people. It was out of this need that the Lay Counseling Ministry at Quail Lakes Baptist Church was born in 1995. This ministry is available free of charge to people within our congregation and the community at large in an individual/couple, time-limited format (6-10 sessions) with a same-sex counselor.
Lay Counselors have received training through the lay counseling training program offered in the spring of each year by a clinical psychologist.
At some point in our lives all of us need to talk with someone who can help us sort out the puzzle pieces of life. It may be a "big issue" like a marital struggle, a life threatening illness, or the loss of a loved one. It may be a "small issue" like frustrations with children, a spouse, or daily stress. It may even be a spiritual struggle, but all of us need to talk to someone we can trust at some point in our journey. This ministry is not just for those in advanced states of crisis but also for those seeking growth by dealing with the little issues before they have a chance to become big ones. All appointments take place in the church offices and all scheduling is done through the counseling office, 951-2645.
Lay Counseling Training
We offer this training each year for men and women of all ages, small group leaders, Sunday School teachers, spiritual mentors & disciplers. The next training will be February 16-18 and March 16-18.
- Has anyone ever told you what a great listener you are?
- Have you ever been told you are such an encourager?
- Do you get a sense of fulfillment out of walking alongside someone when they are going through tough times?
- Would you like to improve your listening skills?
If you answered yes to the above questions, we hope you will consider joining us for the next training.