Counseling

Imago Dei is committed to the shepherding care of all its members, including the provision of Christ-centered, biblical counseling when necessary. We believe that the Bible speaks into all of life’s problems (2 Timothy 3:16) and provides hope and help through the power of Jesus Christ in times of need (Hebrews 4:14-16).

We have witnessed the power of God at work in our counselees as marriages have been restored; victories over addictions have been won; depression, fear, and anxiety have been overcome, and hope has been realized following trauma and grief. In short, we have had the privilege of seeing lives radically transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Counselors

Imago Dei Counselors are members of the church operating under the oversight of the Elder Council. Counselors have received training (or are in the process of training) in biblical counseling, meaning they have been taught to understand problems in living through a biblical worldview and with a biblical lens. There are many competing philosophies in the world that try to explain people, their problems, and the solution to those problems. We reject any philosophy of change that does not center on the person and work of Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:8-3:17). For a more detailed understanding of how IDC counselors approach counseling, see our Statement of Beliefs.


Next Steps

The steps below describe how the counseling process is initiated and carried out.

Step 1

Discuss the situation with your Growth Group leader or an elder.

Step 2

Receive a referral from your Growth Group leader or an elder.

Step 3

Fill out and return Intake Forms.

Step 4

Wait for confirmation and contact from an IDC counselor.


Pastor for Counseling & Member Care
Kent Bass
kent@idcraleigh.com

Director of Counseling Development
Denise O’Donoghue
denise@idcraleigh.com

IDC AdminCounseling