Training & Equipping

We believe personal growth and change happens best within the context of Christian community. God has designed the local church to be a community where “speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Ephesians 4:15-16). Our counseling and training services aim to support and strengthen churches throughout RDU.

To that end, we provide:

  • Training and equipping to churches and leaders through seminars, group studies, and consultation for addressing specific counseling needs that may arise in pastoral ministry.
  • Our seminars range from teaching key biblical counseling concepts like how people grow and change to methods like how to walk with suffering people in wisdom, humility, and love to topic-based seminars such as dealing with anxiety or depression, addictions, marital issues, or guilt and shame.
  • HCS offers several consultation groups for professional counselors, pastors, and lay counselors in the local church. Consultation groups meet twice per month to discuss cases, to receive feedback, and to provide care for those who bear up the burdens of others. Consultation groups are led by experienced HCS counselors. If you are interested in joining a consultation group, please contact us.

We would love to dream together with you about ways Hope Counseling Services can partner with your church to help strengthen your discipleship, care, and counseling ministry efforts. For more information, please contact us.