SOUL CARE

Care. Restore. Equip.

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We believe God is our help and our hope in times of trouble. We also believe God uses His Word, His Spirit and His people to provide this comfort. Sometimes people feel that reaching out for help is a show of weakness or lack of spirituality, but the Bible is clear that we need help from others in order to grow emotionally and spiritually. Whether you are burdened and suffering through life’s issues or simply want help in growing closer to Christ, Soul Care desires to help you find a fulfilling relationship with Christ and with others.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction …

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Looking for help?

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If you are struggling, know that you are not alone. We offer biblical counseling in a variety of contexts including groups, couples counseling and individual counseling. To fill out a form and get started, click here.

Soul Care

Please read the Informed Consent here

Welcome to Soul Care! Our goal in providing counseling and support is to help you meet the challenges of life in a way that will please and honor the Lord Jesus Christ and allow you to fully enjoy his love for you and His plans for your life. (Galatians 6:1-2, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, 1 Thessalonians 5:14)

What You Can Expect From Us
We believe that the Bible provides thorough guidance and instruction for faith and life. Therefore, both our individual care and groups are based on scriptural principles rather than those of secular psychology or psychiatry. Neither the pastoral nor the lay counselors or leaders of this church are licensed as psychotherapists or mental health professionals, nor should they be expected to follow the methods of such specialists. Therefore, if you have significant legal, financial, medical or other technical questions, you should seek advice from an independent professional. Our pastoral, lay counselors and group leaders will be happy to cooperate with such advisors and help you to consider their counsel in the light of relevant scriptural principles.

Individual lay counseling is not designed to provide long term care, but to bridge the gap (typically five or six sessions) during times of crisis and help to fully transition individuals to group life either through Thrive, re|engage, or a Christ Chapel small group.

What We Expect From You

• Consistent attendance and timely notification of cancellations. If a counselee/participant is unable to keep an appointment or attend a group session, he or she must contact his or her respective counselor or group leaders to cancel in a timely manner. Notification of cancellation is expected at least 24 hours in advance. Consistent failure to do so or two consecutive cancellations without good cause will result in termination of counseling and/or group participation. Not showing up constitutes canceling. We understand emergencies happen, so please keep us informed.
• Complete all homework assignments. The counselee or participant commits to complete all assignments before each meeting. Continued lack of completion of homework will lead to termination of counseling or removal from a group.
• Weekly worship service attendance. Anyone involved in the various ministries of Soul Care are required to attend a weekly worship service at Christ Chapel. If you are a member of another church, weekly service attendance there still applies. Consistent failure to meet the worship attendance requirement will result in termination of individual care services or group participation.
• Service to others. The counselee or group participant will commit to serving in some capacity at Christ Chapel Bible Church (or their place of ongoing worship) or participate in a service opportunity in the greater community.

Confidentiality/Limitations
Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in the counseling process, and we will carefully guard the information you entrust to us. We believe that it is important that the counselee be able to assume that their private communications with the lay counselor be kept private.
In order to provide the best possible care, counselors and/or group leaders will attend a weekly supervision meeting in which they will receive continuing education from Christ Chapel pastoral staff and will have an opportunity to consult with others (CCBC staff, lay counselors, group leaders) should there be an uncertainty about the best counsel to give participants/counselees.

Because we are continually training others to be effective counselors, we ask that you agree to allow counselors in training to be present during your sessions. For security and training purposes, sessions are continually recorded to the in-house security/monitoring system. These recorded sessions will only be used for training purposes, including supervision of your own counselors and also extending to the training of other counselors. There is a strict confidentiality policy that the content of the recorded sessions would not be exposed outside of the ministry, except where noted in this consent.

As a church ministry, we submit to the governing authorities. When it is required, we will report child abuse, elder abuse or abuse of disabled persons. When a person is a danger to themselves or others we will inform others to help keep any harm from being done. It may also be necessary for a lay counselor or group leader to share information with others when a person persistently refuses to renounce a particular sin and the assistance of others in the church if necessary to encourage repentance and reconciliation (see Proverbs 15:22; 24:11; Matthew 18:15-20).

Resolution of Conflicts
On rare occasions a conflict may develop between a pastoral counselor, lay counselor, or a group leader and a counselee or group participant. In order to make sure that any such conflicts will be resolved in a biblically faithful manner, we require all of our group participants and counselees to agree that any dispute that arises with a counselor and/or group leader or with this church as a result of lay counseling or group participation will be settled by mediation and, if necessary, legally binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Institute for Christian Conciliation; judgment upon an arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.

Having clearly stated the principles and policies of our ministry, we welcome the opportunity to minister to you in the name of Christ and to be used by Him as He helps you to grow in spiritual maturity and prepares you for usefulness in His body. If you have any questions about these guidelines, please talk with a pastor or elder. If these guidelines are acceptable to you, please type initials in space indicated on form.

Interested in serving with Soul Care?

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If you have a heart to help those who are hurting, there are many ways you can join us and serve.

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Thrive

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Thursdays
6:45 to 8:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
Fellowship Hall East

We all experience brokenness to some degree or another and at different times in our life. When faced with difficulties, most of us respond by focusing on changing behavior or circumstances without addressing the root causes of our struggles. Thrive is a Christ-centered discipleship program that takes people to the root of sin and suffering and leads us to embrace the freedom found only in Christ’s finished work on our behalf.

Thrive consists of daily Bible study and reflection, one-on-one Soul Care mentoring, sharing vulnerably in small groups and a large-group teaching time. Thrive lasts 13 weeks and is offered three to four times a year. At this time, we are primarily serving regularly Christ Chapel attenders or those who do not have a church home. The next start dates for Thrive will be Fall 2017.

To apply, click here or below to fill out the application.

Whether you are struggling with anxiety, fear, hopelessness, spiritual discontentment, broken relationships, pornography, poor habits, disordered eating, anger —or if you are stuck in a particular area of life join us for a season at Thrive where you can be real, be challenged and be changed.

Questions about Thrive? Email Julie at JulieA@christchapelbc.org.

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Next Generation Kids Care

Reminder: Next Generation Kids Care is available for infants through pre-school for morning events and through age 11 for afternoon and evening events.
If none please type in "None".

re|engage

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Thursdays
6:45 to 8:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
Fellowship Hall East

re|engage offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness. Whether you would rate your marriage as a two or 10, whether you are in need of serious help or looking to strengthen from a good to great marriage, there is a place for you at re|engage. Each Thursday, couples learn through stories of grace, teaching, testimonies by couples who have experienced victory in the midst of hard times and small groups which follow a specified curriculum. For more information, contact Julie at JulieA@Christchapelbc.org.

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Grief Share

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Thursdays, April 6 through June 8
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

If you have lost a loved one, we are so sorry. Much healing can occur when people have the opportunity to talk about their grief, to hear others who are dealing with similar circumstances, and to acquire valuable resources that can be used daily. The Grief Recovery group meets once a week for ten weeks beginning on Thursday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 6 through June 8, 2017.  A fee of $15 provides you with the course workbook.  For more information and to register by email contact Adelaide at AdelaideR@christchapelbc.org.

Redeemed Heart Recovery

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Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.

Redeemed Heart Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step group for those interested in recovery from any addiction, obsession, compulsion, ruling heart desire, idolatry, etc. in a loving, non-judgmental and supportive environment.

We meet in the Soul Care Building at 2600 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, TX 76107.

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Soul Care Groups

A detailed list of the groups ministries offered during summer 2017

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These groups are designed specifically for and geared to women.  They all will have homework which will take approximately 1-2 hours per week.  We ask that participants not miss more than 1 meeting during the 8 weeks.

WOMEN'S GROUPS

These groups are designed specifically for and geared to men.  They all will have homework which will take approximately 1-2 hours per week.  We ask that participants not miss more than 1 meeting during the 8 weeks.

MEN'S GROUPS

Women's Group

Fear and Anxiety Group

Thursdays beginning June 15th – Aug. 10th
7 to 8:15 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
Cost: $15.00

Your stomach drops, your neck tightens, your whole body tenses—does this sound familiar? On some level, all of us experience anxiety, but do you know what to do when anxiety becomes consuming, filling your day and troubling your night? You’ve probably tried a few strategies, like denial or working harder, and noticed that they aren’t a permanent solution. If you are tired of dealing with anxiety and worry on your own, then this specialized group is for you. As you go through each week of homework and group discussion, anxiety will gradually yield to hope, peace, and rest. The next Women’s Fear and Anxiety Group will meet on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. beginning June 15th. Limited space available, please click here to register.


Freedom from Food Fixation Group 

Thursdays beginning June 15th – Aug. 10th
7 to 8:15 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
Cost: $15.00

If you have ever felt stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of overeating, yo-yo dieting, and obsessive thought about food, you know how hopeless this struggle can feel.  The answer is seeking satisfaction in the right place. This group is designed to help women develop a healthier relationship with food through a stronger relationship with Christ!  Limited space available, please click here to register.


Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely

Thursdays beginning June 15th – Aug. 10th
7 to 8:15 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
Cost: $15.00

Do you feel left out, lonely and less than?  This group for women digs deep into God’s word to help you identify the roots of rejections, overcome the damage done by past hurts and how they impact your relationships today, and fully grasps what it looks like to live loved by Christ.  Limited space available, please click here to register.

Men's Groups

 Men Pursuing Purity Group

Thursdays, June 15th – Aug. 10th 
7 to 8:15 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
Cost: $15

If you have struggled personally against the powerful draw of sexual sin, or if you have ever tried to help someone fighting this battle, you know how hard it is to be free of it. But real freedom isn’t found by trying harder to change. Nor is it found in a particular method. Only Jesus Christ has the power to free people from the enslaving power of sexual sin. Join us for 8 gospel centered weeks as we take a close look at overcoming the deceit of this sin by applying the message of the cross and take next steps away from temptation and redirect toward purity. Limited space available, please click here to register.

MEET OUR SOUL CARE TEAM

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Julie Ayala


Soul Care Minister
 

817-546-0871
JulieA@christchapelbc.org

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Greg Cook

Soul Care Pastor
817-546-0175
GregC@christchapelbc.org

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Libby Marler

Associate Soul Care Minister
817-546-2565
LibbyM@christchapelbc.org

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Ryan McCarthy

Associate Soul Care Pastor
817-546-0888
RyanM@christchapelbc.org

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Adelaide Royer

Soul Care Groups Coordinator

817-546-0884
AdelaideR@christchapelbc.org



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Michael Truss

Associate Soul Care Minister
817-546-0879
MichaelT@christchapelbc.org

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