Key Contact Person: Tommy LeFan & Levi Sisemore
Are you willing to do the right thing?
Are you willing to let the Bible tell you what the right thing is?
Are you willing to do the right thing right now?
“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”
Pastoral counseling is provided free-of-charge to members of the Fredericksburg church of Christ and to the community-at-large.
Please call the church office (830.997-4632) to set up a counseling appointment.
What issues are addressed by pastoral counseling?
- Spiritual questions
- Pre-marital Counseling
- Marriage and family Issues
- Life issues (hurts, habits, and hang-ups)
- Disappointments and heartbreak
- Changing stages in life
- Conflict resolution and mediation
- Personal financial and budgeting issues
- …and more
Such pastoral counseling is available, either by meeting with Tommy LeFan, Levi Sisemore, or one of the church’s elder-shepherds. Being spiritual and pastoral in nature, this service is not provided by professional, State-licensed counselors, but by men who have dedicated themselves to the word of God and to “tending the flock.” Female spiritual counselors, or a husband/wife team, may also be available upon request.
The goals of Christian, pastoral counseling are to restore wholeness or peace in all relationships – relationships to God, to self, to others, and to the rest of God’s creation. In order to accomplish this, we must find ways to surrender to God’s will, allowing him to overcome sin and establish finding holiness in our lives.
Fredericksburg Church of Christ counseling policies
- All church-recommended, volunteer counselors will undergo background checks – for the protection of the church, the counselor, and the counselee.
- Counseling sessions will be held by appointment only.
- Counseling sessions will be held in the church office during normal operating hours.
- Counseling sessions with minors will only be conducted with written parental consent and by someone who has been cleared with a background check.
- Counselees will complete and return an intake form.
- Counselees and counselors will agree to seek and abide by biblical wisdom to speak to whatever issues may arise.
- Counselors will keep in mind their own limitations for the sake of the counselee and make appropriate referrals to other mental and spiritual health professionals when necessary. Counselors and counselees may also elect to discontinue counseling sessions when to continue would be detrimental to the counselee’s overall circumstance.
Confidentiality is an integral part of any kind of counseling. Our pastoral counselors are pledged to keep in confidence the things which are shared in a counseling session, though they may ask if they may consult with another counselor. However, some information cannot be kept confidential by any counselor: certain criminal activity or threats to harm self or others are subject to legal action if not reported by the counselor. In addition, counselors can be subpoenaed regarding certain court actions.