All Christians struggle with sin and the effect it has on our lives and our relationships (Romans 3:23; 7:7-25). Whenever a Christian is unable to overcome sinful attitudes or behaviors through private efforts, God desires that he seek assistance from other members, and especially from the Elders who have the responsibility of providing pastoral counseling and oversight (Romans 15:14; Galatians 6:1-2; Colossians 3:16; II Timothy 2:15-26; II Timothy 3:16-5:2; Hebrews 10:24-25; 13:17; James 5:16).
Counseling at The Bridge Bible Church is based on a biblical framework rather than those of secular psychology or psychiatry. Neither the pastoral nor other counselors of this church are trained or licensed as psychotherapists or mental health professionals, nor should they be expected to follow the methods of such specialists. The pastoral and other counselors of The Bridge Bible Church seek to apply biblical principles to all aspects of life. If a member or regular attendee of The Bridge Bible Church seeks help in legal, financial, medical, or other technical questions, the counselor will apply scripture to the matter to the best of his ability. The pastoral or lay counselor shall seek to cooperate with professional advisors and help members or regular attendees consider their advice in the light of relevant scriptural principles. Biblical Counseling is available at no charge to members and regular attendees at The Bridge Bible Church.