One of the best things to come out of 2011 in terms of my ministry involvement is the beginnings of the Women’s Care Team at King’s Harbor Church.
Every leader has areas of weakness in which they must compensate with by bringing people on the team who have the gifts they don’t have. For me, my weakness is in the area of counseling. I can counsel someone to a degree, but to stay in the long haul and help them get unstuck and moved on to the next place in their growth can be really hard for me and well… not my best contribution. That being understood, I invited 9 women from our church who either counsel people professionally or have spent years in the trenches with women through the local church. These women have blessed me so much with their wisdom, enthusiasm and genuine love to see women walk in the ways in which God has called them. Out of their prayers and team work will come a new and better way to care for women in our church in a more whole way… heart, soul, mind and strength in 2012.
One woman in particular who has become a good friend has just published her first book. I love hearing Terry’s perspective of psychology and how God has created our minds to work, heal and seek after Him. She is a licensed therapist with a PhD and has a profound understand of God’s Truth and a desire for women to walk in that truth. Whatever your bias is towards psychology, I would recommend her insights to you.
I’ve personally benefited from cognitive therapy a few times in my life. With the help of Christian professionals I’ve been able to clear the clutter that’s been in mind and heart and make way for the God to do a work of sanctification and transformation in my life.
What about you? Have you benefited from therapy/counseling before?