Biblical Soul Care

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Biblical Soul Care

Do you need help?

Everyone at various times have needed or will need counsel.

Are you struggling with an area of sin? Is someone else’s sin affecting you? Are you experiencing the consequences of foolish choices? Are you going through a life-altering trial? Or do you just need help and hope?

The church is called to come alongside one another during times of trial.  Biblical Soul Care is built to lovingly care for and help carry the burdens of people (Galatians 6:1-2; James 1:2-5). The purpose of Soul Care is to engage the Body of Christ to walk and support one another by encouraging the involvement of advocates and your connection to a small group whenever possible. Most importantly you can expect to be ministered towards our ultimate hope, Jesus Christ.

CONTACT US TO SPEAK TO A BIBLICAL COUNSELOR OR SET UP AN APPOINTMENT

meet our counselors

Jim and Donna Burke counsel at The Austin Stone Counseling Center and also see people in New Braunfels at Redemption.

What is biblical soul care?

Biblical Soul Care is more than a model of biblical counseling. It is intentional and intensive discipleship and deep, authentic fellowship. It is something we all should do at the level we are equipped. It is not a new idea. It is living out the “one another” commands in the Scriptures. It has been practiced since the early church (Acts 2) and happens in the context of biblical community.

While all good biblical counseling content is the same (if it is based on the authority and sufficiency of the Bible), how and where counseling happens differs. We believe the context is more about community than privacy. While we hold strongly to confidentiality and discretion, we believe in counseling in community. That can look like inviting friends into formal counseling, or doing informal counseling in a small group format. 

In other words, Biblical Soul Care is the privilege and responsibility of every believer. It takes many forms like mentoring, coaching, and advocacy and has many levels depending up the intensity of the situation.

levels of soul care

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE

SMALL GROUP

FREEDOM GROUP

PASTOR/ELDER COUNSEL

BIBLICAL COUNSELING

INTENSIVE COUNSELING