These marriage issues, and many other not mentioned above, can become very painful and lead to anger, depression, loneliness, bitterness, isolation and brokenness. Our clinicians work from models integrating effective counseling strategies with biblical truth. Christian counseling encourages spiritual growth and emotional healing while assisting people in developing a closer relationship with God and others.
First, we must realize God did not intend for something modeled after his relationship with the Church to include these feeling and emotions. With that understanding, we must seek restoration through God. At Empowerment Temple COGBF, we provide instructions for getting back on track using a proven method - the Bible. The Bible points us to all we need to grow in Christ and in our marriage. Through study, proper application of God's Word, and reliance on the Holy Spirit, couple can find the peace and wholeness God intended for their lives. Marriage counseling will be done by a pastor.
To join a man and woman together in holy matrimony is an honorable estate, instituted of God in the time of man’s innocence, signifying unto us the mystical union that exists between Christ and His Church. However, we understand that men and women have a sin nature that can result in marital problems that may include:
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Hospitality Ministry--Providing the needs of visiting pastors, speakers, and visitors to our church, making them feel at home and
ready to experience the move of God. Minister V. Lynn Livingston, Ministry Director
Caring Card Ministry--This ministry seeks to let every member of our congregation know that they are thought of e.g.,Anniversary, Birthday,
Bereavement Ministry: a card is an expression of love. Sister Jovonda M. Bivins Ministry Director
Visitation Ministry--Going beyond prayer to the call of duty. The Lord has called us to care for those who are home bound and sick to visit and to lift their spirit. The ministry will provide and step in the gap for needs of our Saints Healing and Mending at Home. Minister Glenda F. Soso, Ministry Director
Community Relations Ministry--Keeping in touch with the Community that we serve. This ministry seeks to find the needs of the community
and find appropriate ways that we can provide spiritual help. This ministry also leads our Liter Campaign for the community.
COUNSELING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. CONTACT DR. JAMES BIVINS @ 443.467.3478