Our Approach to Biblical Counselling

Below are the foundational principles that guide all of the counselling we do at Redemption Bible Chapel. These principles are taken from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) of which we are fully aligned with in regards to biblical counselling theology and methodology.

Theological Faithfulness

We believe that biblical counselling is fundamentally a theological task as we were designed and created by God. Understanding human problems and how to best help in these requires theological faithfulness, as God created and explains life in all aspects, so fidelity to this is necessary. Therefore, we hold to a Christian doctrine which we believe represents biblical standards that biblical counsellors must embrace to be faithful and effective in their ministry.

Sufficiency of Scripture

We believe the contents of Scripture speak with authoritative relevance to the content of biblical counselling, which is biblical discipleship, guidance, and encouragement on personal and relational matters from a spiritual perspective. Therefore, we hold that the Bible sufficiently informs the structure and content of biblical counselling, including the relational, emotional, mental, and spiritual areas of life.

Biblical Counselling Excellence

We believe that biblical counselling must join accurate theology with godly character in order to honour the Lord Jesus and provide competent care. At RBC we seek to maintain a high standard by using certified biblical counsellors (and those in training) to ensure that each counselee receives faithful biblical counsel.

The Church

We believe that the church is the primary context for soul care as biblical counselling is an extension of discipleship and the church’s mandate, from Scripture, is to “make disciples” (Matt. 28:19). We are committed to fulfilling the church’s responsibility to disciple God’s people, by providing care and life direction based on God’s Word. Therefore, we encourage and support the indispensable ministry of biblical counselling as an expression of our church mission.

Soul Care (Biblical Counselling) is a ministry of the Word of God…

  • That is based on the expectation of a counselee who has new life in Christ, soul care is biblical counselling for those who are believers in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:20,2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • That takes place within Christian community and fellowship, including everyday conversations, biblical counselling, Small groups, classes, seminars, and conferences (Hebrews 3:13Acts 20:20)
  • That points to the glory of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 10:31)
  • That pursues heart change through the power of the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18)
  • That emphasizes the necessity of abiding in Christ (John 15:1-12)
  • That speaks the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15)
  • That promotes a lifestyle of repentance and faith (2 Corinthians 7:10Hebrews 11:6)
  • That exists to equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12) so that the church grows itself up in love (Ephesians 4:16), for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31)

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