Lay Counseling Ministry
Lay Counseling is a ministry of one-on-one, time-bound discipleship provided to covenant members of The Village Church Denton.
Lay counselors are trained in biblical counseling theology and methods, and they complete a supervised practicum experience before beginning to serve in the ministry. Those who attend lay counseling complete six to nine lay counseling sessions. This ministry does not provide counseling for significant mental health issues, addiction or healing from abuse, nor does the ministry provide marital counseling or counseling for minors. In these cases, the Lay Counseling ministry leaders will provide recommendations and referrals for professional care.
A covenant member who desires to enter lay counseling must have a referral from a ministry leader at TVC Denton. Ministry leaders may contact Beth Broom (firstname.lastname@example.org) to refer someone for lay counseling.
When special circumstances require help beyond Home Groups and Restoration Groups, the primary places that we work out care and counseling, we partner with professional counselors in meeting the emotional and spiritual needs of the church. For further information visit the websites below or contact Beth Broom, Care Minister.
Marriage was created by God for the display of His glory and for the joy of His creatures. Through this gift, we are called to consider not only God’s covenantal love but also His incredible patience and unconditional mercy toward His beloved. Because this takes effort and intentionality, we strongly encourage engaged couples to supplement their marriage preparation through formal premarital mentoring relationships.
- Register online at least six months before your wedding date.(Note: Both partners must complete separate intake forms.)
- If we are able, we will assign a marriage mentor couple to you. We ask that couples meet with their marriage mentors at least eight times.
- Upon registration confirmation, we ask that you order two copies of Catching Foxes by John Henderson. The cost is $15.
- Couples will also complete a premarital inventory called FOCCUS. Instructions are emailed to participants after registration. Cost is $20 per couple.
If you are unable to meet with a marriage mentor couple, then we encourage you to meet with a biblical counselor for at least six sessions.