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 Jeannie Naylor( to refer someone for lay counseling. 

Professional 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.

Recommended Counselors

Breedlove Counseling


Provides biblically based counseling services to help women find faith, hope, and joy on their unchosen journeys through life transitions and life losses.

Covenant Biblical Counseling


Specializing in providing Christ-centered, biblical counseling services to individuals, couples, and families including adults, teens, and children in the Denton County and surrounding areas.

Rockhill Counseling, PLLC


We use evidence based practices in a peaceful country environment along with the option to partner with animals in therapy for a powerful and relational alternative to traditional counseling.

Growing Hearts, Growing Minds

(940) 220-9469

Provides counseling services to adoptive and foster families, as well as children and adolescents who have experiences with trauma.

Joyful Restoration Wellness

(940) 239-3575

Provides faith-based counseling, specializes in working with trauma, and accommodates children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Koinonia Christian Counseling

(940) 783-8135

Serving women, couples, families, teenagers and young adults with biblical counseling.

Laurie Adkins Counseling, PLLC

(940) 367-4115

Located on a small farm in Denton, providing the option to integrate nature and animals in the counseling process, as well as Christian based counseling.

North Texas Christian Counseling

(469) 635-2200

Offers gospel-rich biblical counseling that is rooted in God and His Word, Christ-exalting, Spirit-empowered, and graciously loving.

Premarital Ministry

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.