Church Partnerships

We believe the most effective context for long term, lasting transformation is the local church. We understand how as a pastor or church leader you often wrestle with how to provide the best care possible for those in your church. We know there are often issues that need more specific and specialized care. We also know how difficult it can be to find a trusted counselor to work with who shares your mission, vision, and values. Therefore, one of the most important things we do is develop strong partnerships with local churches.

Our counselors are available to partner with you in the care of your church by providing counseling that leads to heart change within the context of our office or the context of your church.

Please contact us for more information about local church partnership involvement. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with your leadership team regarding this.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • We work within your church’s existing pastoral staff team to provide supplemental, professional counseling.
  • We offer an advocate model that encourages clients to bring a trusted person into the counseling relationship with them, allowing them to maintain connection with their community.
  • We provide counseling training and mentoring for lay counselors, small group leaders, pastoral staff/elders.
  • We offer conferences and seminars throughout the year on various issues with discounted rates for partners.

WHAT WE REQUEST

  • A reasonable amount of monthly support toward Austin Stone Counseling
  • Support through resources such as access to office space where available
  • A commitment to assist some church members with counseling through the mercy funds of the church.
  • These things will enable the Austin Stone counselor to work alongside of the church staff in integrating counseling into the life blood of your church.

CCEF

Partner Organization

Biblical Counseling Coalition

Partner Organization

Society of Christian Psychology

Partner Organization

Plantr Network

Partner Organization

For the City Network

Partner Organization

Association of Biblical Counselors

Partner Organization