I collaborate with churches and ministries to provide Christian, faith-based therapy, integrated with powerful Spirit-led therapeutic techniques. I aim to narrow the gap between the therapist and the church. There is a need for therapy ministry to partner alongside the church and provide a variety of resources related to the mental health needs of church members. It is crucial that we work together.
It is vitally important for ministers to know when to refer someone for professional help. Depending on the problem, if people do not get the help they need, they can make devastating choices that turn their lives upside down. Those choices can ruin marriages, families, careers, cause them to get into financial and legal trouble, become a danger to themselves and others, or commit suicide.
Frequently pastors see people in their office who are seeking help. Some of these people need professional therapy beyond the scope of a pastor’s training. There is no shame in referring someone whose problems are beyond the scope of the pastor’s expertise. One person cannot be every part of the Body of Christ. Each part of the body has a specific purpose. I can provide both professional assessment and treatment. As a ministry partner, I believe we can work together.
This is not an exhaustive list, but a starting point to illustrate the importance of collaborating as ministry partners where we each provide a crucial role within the church body. I believe each of us have God-given gifts and talents. 1 Corinthians states that some of us have the “gift of helps.” Sometimes people, such as myself, seek specialized training in order to further the use of that gift. For example, most Pastors attend a Bible College to prepare for church ministry, train in local churches, and then progress to full pastoral work. In the same way, I graduated with a master’s degree and became a professional licensed therapist. I have worked as a social worker over the last 20 years and have gained invaluable experience. I desire to use this gift and training to assist churches, ministers and their spouses, and other staff with their emotional and mental health.