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.
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.
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.
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.