Mature in Faith |  Live in Hope |  Serve in Love

1 Thessalonians 1:3

© 2016 by Pleasant Dale Church.

Pleasant Dale Church

4504 W 300 N, Decatur, IN

True Grace Counseling

Our counseling ministry seeks to provide hope and guidance to help people individually, and in relationships, through Biblical counseling.

What is Biblical Counseling?

Biblical Counseling is the private ministry of the Word in a Christ-Centered, Biblically grounded, Spirit-led, prayer saturated environment. This counseling is based on the authority and sufficiency of God's Word. Using the Word, counseling helps people see problems, trials, and issues the way God sees them. Guidance is given to help people apply practical and hopeful Biblical principles to real life situations and problems.  When these principles are applied in one's life, God brings lasting heart change.

Who Can Receive Counseling?

First, we provide counseling as a ministry to Pleasant Dale Church members and regular attenders.  

 

Second, we provide counseling as an outreach ministry to people in our community who desire Biblical counseling in a church context.

 

We serve those seeking counseling for women's issues, grief and loss, and marriage.

About Our Counselor

The Pleasant Dale counselor is a board-certified Biblical Counselor trained in accordance with the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Our counselor is not a licensed therapist or psychologist, but rather a pastoral counselor.  The leadership of Pleasant Dale has approved and supports the work of the counselor.  Continuing education is mandatory for the counselor to grow professionally and spiritually.  All counseling is done under the supervision of the Senior Pastor.

Expectations

What can you expect from True Grace Counseling Ministry?

  • Privacy - Everything is held in strict confidence except where in the counselor's judgement, there is a Biblical or state requirement to involve others (eg criminal activity)
     

  • Care - Our staff will care for you and treat you with respect.
     

  • Encouragement Toward Christ-likeness- Our staff will encourage you in your successes and exhort you to think and behave in a way that pleases Jesus Christ.

What does True Grace Counseling Ministry expect from you?

  • Be Honest - It is very difficult, if not impossible, to help you if you are not honest with us.
     

  • Do Weekly Homework - These assignments will encourage lasting change.
     

  • Give Us a Little Time - Habits were not developed overnight, and new habits will take time to develop.

Details

Cost

True Grace Counseling is a free ministry. If the ministry is a blessing to you, and God has given you means to do so, a gratitude gift is welcome, but not expected.

Hours

Counseling sessions are offered on Mondays from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 6pm. Each session is approximately 1 hour in length.

Session Duration

Typically the counselor will meet with someone once a week for 10-12 sessions that will spread out over a period of months. This time period is a general guideline as each situation is different in nature and duration​.

Getting Started

If you are ready to get help now, download the following initial session forms to read, complete and submit by mail or email:

Contact

 260-517-0044

Pleasant Dale Church

ATTN: True Grace Counseling

4504 W 300 N

Decatur, IN 46733