All posts tagged: change

A Different Style of Authentic Counseling

Southern Hills is a church committed to following the Great Commission (see Matthew 28:18-20). One of the many ways we seek to fulfill this in and through our church is our Biblical counseling ministry, known as Soul Care. If you are wondering what makes Soul Care unique from other counseling services, I would like to offer three elements that guide what we do in Soul Care. Although these are not the only elements, they are driving every part of our ministry. Soul Care is Christ-centered. Every drop of counsel that we give is to be focused on Christ and His work. Ultimately, our goal is for all people to love Him more than anything else (see Matthew 22:37-40). And how do we believe this is accomplished? In our sessions we want to learn about Christ and develop a greater understanding of what He has done.  As Shannon said on Easter Sunday, our theology is not meant to puff us up. What we learn about Christ, as well as seeing what He has done, should always humble us. If …

Who Needs The Hope of Your Resurrection Story?

I hope you have been a part of our “My Resurrection Story” series that finished on Sunday.  And I hope you got to experience the Easter service as well.  Not because it was the largest attendance to date (which is pretty cool), but because truth was preached.  The morning centered around the truth that the story of Christ’s resurrection is also our story.  If you were there, you experienced the Spirit of God expressing this through every aspect of the service. It’s almost hard to put into words how great it is to gather as the body of Christ and experience God’s presence together. So, what is your resurrection story?  When I think about that, I consider how I am a different person.  I know Christ, who lives in me, has made me different than I what I used to be.  I’ve been a Christian for as long as I can basically remember, but I didn’t really know the resurrected Christ until I truly started surrendering to Him and letting Him change me.  And honestly, it’s …