Road to Emmaus' Purpose

The Road To Emmaus Biblical Counseling Center has a two-fold purpose.  1. To provide Biblical Counseling to people who are experiencing moral, spiritual, or relational difficulties as they live life in a troubled and fallen world.  And 2. To train believers to provide Biblical Counseling to others in either a formal or informal setting.

Biblical Counseling is what happens when you use God’s Word to have a conversation with and show care to people who are hurting and in need of God’s wisdom and guidance.  We live in a world that has been deeply impacted by sin, and we all know what it’s like to experience hurt and pain as we move through life.  We all have faced, will face, or know others who have faced the grief over the loss of a loved one, the despair that accompanies a suicide, despair over the loss of employment, the hopelessness of a medical prognosis, adultery, divorce, drug and alcohol addiction, the turmoil surrounding pornography, rebellious children, domestic violence, abuse, fear, depression, family conflicts, worry and the list could go on. 

There is bad news in that we will all face these kinds of things at some point in our lives.  The good news is that God has made provision to deal with these issues through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ, and through giving His people direction for how to address these issues in His all-sufficient Word.

Biblical Counseling is based on the conviction that a relationship with Jesus Christ is sufficient to address the moral, spiritual, and relational challenges we face, and that the Bible provides a clear explanation of His work.  The Bible teaches that counseling is part of the normal process or one-anothering or discipling that all Christians are called to as we live life together and experience the pain and the bearing of one another’s burdens.

At Road To Emmaus, we counsel people using God’s all-sufficient Word, and we host training to equip people to come alongside others with the hope found in God’s Book.  Our next training events are a three-weekend course occurring in March, April and May, which we call The Fundamentals in Biblical Counseling to equip those new to Biblical Counseling with the basics, and two weekends of Advanced Training in March and May for those who have already taken the Fundamentals Course.

You can get more information at www.southwesthills.org/acbc-training or to register.