Sunday, September 24, 2017

Counselling Services

We have people available in the Church who are experienced in supporting and advising in many areas including parental and marital situations.

However, most of our support centres around a system that we have learned called "Theophostic Prayer Ministry" which was developed in the United States by Dr Ed Smith.

Theophostic Prayer Ministry is defined as, "Intentional and focused prayer with the desired outcome of an authentic encounter with the presence of Christ, resulting in mind renewal and subsequent transformed life."

Theo (God) Phostic (light) is a ministry of prayer that is Christ centred and God reliant for its direction and outcome. Simply stated, it is encouraging a person to discover and expose what he believes that is actually a falsehood; and then encouraging him to have an encounter with Jesus Christ through prayer, thus allowing the Lord to reveal His truth to the wounded person's heart and mind. It is not about advice giving, diagnosing problems, or sharing opinions or insight. It is about allowing a person to have a personal encounter with the Lord Jesus in the midst of the person's emotional pain.

This method is extremely successful in dealing with all areas of emotional pain and dysfunction. It has been very effective with victims of serious abuse. We have a number of people trained to work in this area, and we also run training seminars on a regular basis.

Please call the Church Office for further information (03) 312-4499.