Biblical Counseling at Grace

Grace Biblical Counseling Ministries exist to help hurting people experience healing and restoration through the process of comprehensive, Christ-centered discipleship.

What is Biblical Counseling?

Biblical counseling could also be described as comprehensive discipleship. We identify the following four elements as integral parts of biblical counseling (or comprehensive discipleship).

    • Being centered on Christ – Colossians 1:15-23
    • Reliant on the ministry of the Holy Spirit – Galatians 5:16 & 22-25
    • Based on the sufficiency of scripture for all of life’s circumstances – 2 Timothy 3:16 & Hebrews 4:12-13
    • Done in the presence of biblical community – Hebrews 10:24-25 & Ephesians 4

What types of help do we offer?

At Grace we offer five types of counseling:

What training is required of our counselors?

All of our counselors are required to go through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) training process. We also require that they be in biblical community on a personal level and that they attend our two-semester Soul Care class. All of our staff pastors do counseling, some of our staff do counseling and a few from our congregation are also ACBC trained counselors.

What does it cost?

Our counseling comes free of a monetary charge, however, it does require a commitment. We require our counselees to commit to three things:

  1. Being in biblical community while they're part of the counseling process.
  2. Doing the homework that they're assigned at the end of each session.
  3. Coming with a humble and teachable attitude.

Our Counselors

Jason Blackley

Downtown Campus Pastor

Dave Kirk

Family Ministries and Biblical Counseling Pastor

Aimee Marino

Family Ministries and Biblical Counseling Administrative Assistant

Toby Thompson

Counseling Team Member

Rick Wyss

North Liberty Counseling Elder

Jim Sabin

Counseling Team Member