Welcome to HBC. We know how hard it is to ask for help, and we understand that it takes courage, faith and humility to take that step. It is our prayer that the Lord will bless this initial step and our subsequent counseling sessions.
Our mission is two-fold. First, we provide training for counseling that is biblical, high quality and Christ-centered. Second, our counseling is for individuals and families who are hurting and in conflict. To complete our mission, the process of counseling may involve supervision by a ‘fellow’ associated with ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors). Some counseling sessions may be recorded or attended by an observer who will take notes on how to counsel biblically. The observers sign confidentiality forms and are instructed to pray each week for those that they observe.
Forms: To access and download the forms online, click on the following link: HBC Counseling Forms. Please print out a set and complete for each person seeking counsel and allow enough time to complete the forms thoroughly. Then, bring them with you for your scheduled time and be available approximately ten minutes early for the first appointment in order to process the forms and have them ready for the counselor.
Costs/Donations: While you are not obligated to pay for the counseling you receive, we are in constant need of donations in order to continue to provide counseling for those in need. It costs the Webster Bible Church to service you, so we would ask that you prayerfully consider donating whatever you are able to afford each week. As God’s word says, “the worker is worthy of his wages” (Matt. 10:10). Your gifts are considered tax deductible as well. Since we are donation based, and not fee based, we don’t want to make the cost of counseling a hindrance for anyone seeking help. Donations may be made to Webster Bible Church.
Resources: Besides the Bible, we may suggest that you listen to audios or purchase CDs and /or books to help you deal with your particular problems. You are not obligated to purchase anything from us, but we attempt to sell the resources at our cost. Please bring either cash or check for these purchases; we prefer that method of payment over credit card, if possible.
Childcare: We do not offer child care, so we ask that you obtain a babysitter for your children, but if that is not possible and your children are old enough and able to sit and /or play quietly in our nursery, you may ask us about that possibility beforehand.