70 Percent of congregations will contact their Pastor FIRST in times of hurt. This places Pastors (and staff) in a unique roll of Counselor as wall as exposes them to high stress situations, like trauma and crisis, which is the leasing cause of burnout in ministry. The Refuge Trauma & Counseling Center family wants to be a vital support for you and your staff.
Each of our counsellors is led by God to invest in this vision. This isn't simply a job for any of us. Our group is highly trained and experiences in the role they hold here. Our philosophy is to provide the best services in cooperation with the client; a walk together with Jesus.
We believe Jesus has called us into this work to see people become closer to Christ. Regardless of their current walk, or lack of one, our desire is to see them grow in Christ. Partnering with your church allows us to answer this calling.
We can provide mental, emotional, and spiritual counseling to support you in your Kingdom work. Here are some ways in which we can help:
All of these services are Christ centered and provided at a reduces cost for churches.
On Site Education
We have years of experience in practical teaching in principals and skills that help congregations grow such as handling conflict, parenting, teen issues, and other life challenges. learning how to respond in Christ like ways helps our churches grow. These are typically one hour training sessions, however retreats or extended training sessions are also available.
Partnering with the Refuge gives you the opportunity to extend your staff through contractors that you know and who love you and your church. This contract provides a preferred rate for counseling staff and church members as well as group education. We also provide your church with a primary contract to ensure your church's needs are being met with our organization.
Fees for Services
Each church is unique in its need and size. We want to provide you with the best care possible. So if you would like to discuss how we can support you and your church, please give us the opportunity to sit with you and discuss fiscally responsible services that will add to Christian growth within your church. Referrals are available upon request.