Bringing life-transforming biblical wisdom to meet people’s trouble.
Immanuel is committed to a model of counseling called “biblical counseling.” As we work hard to understand a person’s struggles, trials, and sins, we believe that God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light to our path. God’s Word is the trustworthy guide to bring to bear in the person’s life. We listen carefully to the details of a person’s situation, while maintaining a distinctly Christian worldview, as each individual person shares their unique story. Understanding a person’s story—including their family of origin, their attachments, their influences, their friendships, their previous experiences, their specific strengths and weaknesses, their fears, their hurts, their blessings and curses, their view of God, their hopes, fears, joys, sadnesses, sins, etc.—matters. There is dignity in every person’s unique story, whatever that story consists of.
Our aim is to take real people in real situations and lead them to encounter real grace through the blood of Jesus Christ. Being in fellowship with the Father because of the work of Christ on the cross, through the powerful working of the Holy Spirit in our lives, leads to victory over sins and gives glory to God. We believe that every person is made in God’s image and our relationship with God is the central issue that we strive to address in the biblical counseling that we provide.