Counseling & Recovery

Healing Found in The Gospel

Linda Huffman

Recovery Minister

“My hope is that the Discipleship ministry will be effective in growing us up in the Gospel, as well as a place of safety and healing for our brokenness and woundedness as we experience the power of the Gospel in our individual lives and in community.”

DISCIPLESHIP AND COUNSELING AT SUMMIT

We believe every word we speak to one another is counseling, and counseling is one form of discipleship.  Our goal is to equip people at the Summit with the tools to speak into the lives of others from a biblical perspective.  We believe God’s word has so much to offer us so we can live in freedom today and for eternity. We do that through daily conversations, and through discipleship offered in mentoring and counseling relationships, as well as formal classes. Whether we are experiencing pain or heartache due to our own sin, the sin of others, or from living in a world that is so far from what we were originally created for, we want to help you heal and grow, giving Gospel-centered hope for life.  

The Discipleship Ministry includes areas for one on one discipleship as well as classes that provide growth in Bible knowledge, personal growth with Jesus, training in walking with others, and leadership development.  

DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES

STEPS STUDY

Steps is a 13-week study that looks at how our response to the sin and suffering in our lives affects our ability to live in the Freedom we have in Christ.  It is an important “step” on your discipleship path. Looking at areas including anger, abuse, fear, shame, and others, the two hour per week class and a mentor will help you determine the lies you believe and the things you value above God that keep you from living in freedom and joy that Jesus promises. That freedom comes from walking in repentance and following the path God gives in Scripture of seeking and giving forgiveness, as well as reconciling and restoring relationships when possible.  Steps has been revamped using a DNA format for homework and assessments that will help you get to the roots that motivate the actions in your life.  (for more info on DNA format see info on DNA)

The 2 hour per week class includes small group time with a leader and other men or women where you will process homework based on scripture, and large group teaching for each lesson.

You will also have a mentor who will go deeper with you in your homework and DNA process each week.  The Gospel calls us to humbly bear one another’s burdens, to encourage the fainthearted and to help the weak.  Steps is a great picture of how the best healing happens in the community of one another. 

Steps consists of 3 parts:

  1. Theology: What the Bible says about God, Creation, Us, How we got in the mess we’re in called the Fall, what God’s remedy is for that mess, How Jesus death on the Cross and Resurrection have made it possible for us to have freedom here and in eternity.  
  2. Assessments:  Looking specifically at areas like anger, fear, shame, guilt, and others, having a mentor walk with you as God exposes the lies you believe and the things you value more than Him, and how that affects your daily life, your relationships with God and others.  Then looking at the truths of the Gospel and the path God calls us to live.
  3. Freedom:  Looks specifically at the Bible’s command to live in repentance, be peacemakers thru reconciliation, restoration, confrontation, forgiveness, and to Rest in the joy and freedom that God has already prepared for us. It also reminds us of the importance of Gospel community that helps us grow in love and service to God and one another.  

Next Step Study will begin on Tuesday, February 05 at 6:30-8:30 PM.

GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS

This is a 12-week class that will equip you with the skills needed to care as Christ does for people who are hurting or stuck in sin. You will learn the skills of listening well and speaking the truth of the Gospel in love. You will learn to provide Christ-like comfort, care, and encouragement while helping others see life thru the lens of the Gospel and practically apply it to their lives. 

This is a 2-hour weekly class which includes teaching, discussion, role-play and hands-on experience. Homework is about 2-3 hours per week. This class will be of value to anyone who wants to learn to disciple or help others through difficult life experiences, or anyone who just wants to learn to listen well and be able to articulate the truths of the Gospel. 

Next Gospel Conversations class will be September 2019. 

Linda Huffman

Recovery Minister

“My hope is that Recovery Ministry, including Steps and counseling will be a place of safety and healing for broken and wounded people as they experience the power of the Gospel.”

COUNSELING AT SUMMIT

We believe every word we speak to one another is counseling, so our goal is to equip people at the Summit with the tools to speak into the lives of others from a biblical perspective.  We believe God’s word has so much to offer us so we can live in freedom today and for eternity. We do that through daily conversations, and through discipleship offered in mentoring and counseling relationships. Whether we are experiencing pain or heartache due to our own sin, the sin of others, or from living in a world that is so far from what we were originally created for, we want to help you heal and grow, giving Gospel-centered hope for life.  

ONE-ON-ONE DISCIPLESHIP

What we call counseling is really discipleship.  You will meet regularly with someone who has been trained through the Gospel Conversations curriculum. You will be asked to share your “story” of life so they can help you see the fears, lies and idols that keep you stuck where you are, unable to live in the freedom Christ has already provided for us. They will help you see what rules your heart and help you grieve the effects of living in a broken world. They will help you see that true and lasting healing only comes from relationship with Jesus and connection to a community who lives in the Gospel.  Linda will work closely with you to develop a plan of healing. 

FORMAL COUNSELING

Linda Huffman, our Discipleship minister is also available for you to meet with on a limited basis, or she will pair you up with someone who can process with you.  

DNA GROUPS

DNA groups consist of 3-4 men or women who meet regularly to look at scripture to Discover what it says about God and us, Nurture our hearts with the truth that exposes lies we believe, and challenges us to life-changing Action based on the work Jesus did on the Cross for us.  DNA Groups can be formed out of community groups, neighborhoods, or wherever you find people.

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