Grace Biblical Counseling Ministries (GBCM) provides biblical counseling services to those seeking God’s answers to the questions and problems of life. We believe that Scripture is the inspired and infallible word of God and is therefore authoritative and useful in all issues of life. We offer free biblical counseling sessions to those in need, as well as educational services to individuals or churches who desire to learn more about biblical counseling.
All of GBCM’s counselors are either already members of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors or at a minimum have completed some portion of the certification process. Currently, counseling sessions are primarily scheduled on Thursday afternoons and evenings. Occasionally, due to high demand for biblical counseling, we find that all of our counselors are completely booked and we have to place potential counselees on a wait-list.
For more information about Grace Biblical Counseling Ministries, please visit gracebcm.org.
The following are some frequently asked questions about Grace Biblical Counseling Ministries:
What hope is there for my problem and/or question?
In today’s complex world, God’s practical counsel is desperately needed. There is tremendous hope in the fact that God has provided His Word, the Bible, to give answers for your problems and questions. God says He has provided everything necessary for a person to know Him and to live in a way that pleases Him. God promises to help and bless those who obey His instructions in the Bible. Therefore, the one who seeks after and follows God’s answers for life can have great hope, contentment, and direction to handle all the pressures of life.
Who can come for counseling?
GBCM offers counseling for individuals and couples. One need not be a regular attender or member of Grace Bible Fellowship Church to receive counseling.
What kind of counseling is offered?
Counseling is available to help with any problems you may be facing: marriage, parenting, addictions, disorders, fear, anger, grief, etc. Our counseling approach is based upon the truths of the Bible. Since God has fully provided answers to all of life’s problems in the Bible, it is superior to any other source of counsel. It is our goal, therefore, to skillfully and practically bring God’s answers to bear upon the difficulties you are facing.
Who are the counselors?
The counselors at GBCM consist of pastors and other qualified individuals who are trained or are being trained in biblical counseling through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
What does the counseling cost?
The cost for each counseling session is paid for by GBFC or gifts from others who support the biblical counseling ministry. There is no charge to those receiving counseling.
When will I be counseled?
Counseling is available on most Thursday afternoons and evenings by appointment only.
How long will counseling last?
Counseling sessions normally last one hour each week for approximately 8-15 weeks. The number of sessions may be shortened or lengthened depending upon one’s progress.
What will my counselor expect of me?
Your counselor will expect at least three things from you. First, you must have a willingness to grow and change. Second, you must attend each week’s session. Third, you will complete homework assignments between counseling sessions to implement and ensure lasting change.
Where do I begin?
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us:
Phone: (972) 369-6977
Grace Biblical Counseling Ministries
2331 Milrany Lane
PO Box 247
Melissa, TX 75454
In addition to offering counseling, Grace Biblical Counseling Ministries also offers training classes to help equip counselors. More information about these classes is available here.
On November 14th, 2014 Grace Biblical Counseling Ministries held a banquet to celebrate and share about God’s work in the ministry. The various talks from the night are available here.