Here at New Haven the goal of our ministry is to provide Spirit-led Biblical counseling and training to the hurting members of Christ’s body in the Sioux Empire. Our desire is that lives and relationships would be healed through the application of Biblical truths in peoples’ lives. And that, in a nutshell is how we define Biblical counseling – "helping a person come to a point of depending on God and His Word not only for the circumstances of their lives, but for their very lives".
What we have discovered however, is that many Christians unknowingly do not believe that God and/or His Word are up to the task!
Often we first work with a person on their view of Scripture - for them to begin to see areas of their lives where they do not believe the Bible to be sufficient to be their authority. One of the better known passages we look at is II Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB) All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
These two verses tell us that God’s Word is:
• for teaching – it shows us the path
• for reproof – it shows us when were off the path
• for correction – it shows us how to get back on the path
• for training in righteousness – it shows us how to stay on the path
The result is stated that we may be adequate, equipped for every good work. So, if you’ve ever wondered what we do or how we do it here at New Haven, now you know. God is good and his love endures forever.