Life can be hard.
We all have times when we just need a helping hand to get through difficult circumstances. Some of these trials are caused by our choices, as we reap the consequences of our decisions. Sometimes we are confused or depressed or struggling in one area of life, and don’t know why. Sometimes we just need encouragement with Biblical truth and love.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of concerns do people that come for counseling have?
We see folks with many kinds of problems, such as (but not limited to) the common areas listed below:
- Marriage crisis
- Premarital concerns
- Sexual sins
- Personal matters for career and life direction
- Dealing with emotions such as: worry, anxiety, depression, anger
In all cases, we use the Bible, God’s Sufficient Word, to answer the problems of life.
What does it cost?
Since West Cannon Baptist Church provides the facilities and administration, and the counselors volunteer their time, we can offer Biblical counseling free of charge. We just ask that you be faithful to the time you commit to when you schedule your appointments. Also, we ask you to be honest. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to help you if you aren’t completely open. We also ask you to do weekly homework assignments that will encourage lasting change.
If you're ready to get help now, please begin by completing the Counseling Intake Form below. Please note that each individual desiring counseling needs to fill out a separate form.
Before Your Appointment
Prior to your appointment, please download, print and return the pre-counseling forms.
Mail your completed form to:
West Cannon Baptist Church
ATTN: Counseling Ministry
5760 Cannonsburg Rd NE
Belmont, Michigan 49306-9089
What to Expect
Most counseling sessions take between 1 to 1.5 hours. Here’s what you can expect during that time:
Privacy and Care
Our staff will care for you and treat you with respect. Everything will be held in strict confidence except where, in the counselor’s judgment, there is a Biblical requirement to involve others (e.g. criminal activity).
Encouragement toward Christ-likeness
Our staff will encourage you in your successes and exhort you to think and behave in a way that pleases Jesus Christ.
We’ll assign you homework to take home between your weekly counseling sessions. The assignments are meant to encourage lasting change.
Give Us Some Time
Habits are not developed overnight, and new habits will take time to develop. In most cases, we ask individuals to commit to regular counseling appointments for a period of 3 to 4 months.