We believe God desires for Doxa Church to be a place where quality, biblical, gospel-centered, and Christ-exalting counseling takes place. Rather than see a disciple at Doxa walk away from their church to seek help when faced with issues of overcoming sin in their life, or walking through suffering, or struggling through relational conflict, it is the church’s responsibility to care for their own in times of need, helping them grow and change into the image of Christ.
Biblical Counseling at Doxa can be described as “Intensive Discipleship”. When someone needs care and counsel for a specific issue, a Doxa Counselor is provided to enter in for a season to know, love, and serve the person in need all while in the context of the broader community of Doxa Church. That means that Biblical Counseling is closely tied to Small Groups, thus providing both the long-term Soul Care needed in community and the shorter-term biblical counseling needed for their greatest good.
Biblical counseling within Doxa is different from traditional professional counseling. It is important for anyone interested in receiving biblical counseling from a Doxa Counselor to first understand that the following criteria need to be met in order to begin a counseling relationship:
Attend Doxa regularly and consider it your home church (ideally be or plan on becoming a member of the church)
Be involved in a Small Group at Doxa, or commit to becoming a small group member by the time the counseling relationship is concluded.
Invite an Advocate to come alongside you during the counseling relationship. You can find out about the role and responsibilities of an Advocate here.
If you attend Doxa and desire to be connected to a Doxa Counselor in the near future please start HERE. If you are a Small Group Leader and need help connecting someone to biblical counseling or if you have specific questions about the counseling process please email email@example.com. We will be in touch with you soon.