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, starting in February 2018
6:30 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.

Having a mentor who meets one on one with you once per week in addition to the small group time is one of the amazing benefits of being a part of Thrive. If you already have someone in your life who is walking along side you, we would like to challenge you to ask them to serve as your mentor during the Thrive process. At the bottom of the page you will find a link entitled “Identifying Your Thrive Mentor” that will help you discern if there is already someone in your life who can fill that role. If you do not have anyone who is currently acting as a mentor in your life, please indicate this on your application. We have a limited number of mentors that we can pair with participants who do not have a mentor, however your chances of being accepted into the Thrive program will be higher if you have already identified someone in your life who is willing to walk with you through this particular program.

Thrive lasts 13 weeks and is offered twice 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 February 2018.

Please click here to have your name added to the Thrive interest list. You will receive an application on Sunday, Oct. 15 for the February 2018 session of Thrive. One of the main purposes of the Thrive application is for our staff to be able to get to know you prior to the Thrive process and assess if Thrive is the right fit for you. Thank you for taking the time to fill it out thoroughly!

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 Michael at MichaelT@christchapelbc.org or Julie at JulieA@christchapelbc.org.

Applications for the next session of Thrive, beginning in February 2018, are due Sunday, Jan. 14.

THRIVE APPLICATION

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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.
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Identifying Your Thrive Mentor

How to identify someone in your life to walk with you through the Thrive process. 

What Qualities Are You Looking For? 

Mentoring with Soul Care is different than other types of discipleship and mentoring opportunities in a couple of ways: (1) it is not necessarily designed to be long term, you may not be meeting with this specific mentor for forever (2) the curriculum your mentor will be following is specific to the Thrive program and differs from other types of mentoring/discipleship (3) a Thrive mentor must have some personal experience with suffering or a pattern of sin in their life that the Lord has given them some degree of freedom from.

Below you will find a few of the characteristics that are important to consider when selecting a mentor.

Competence

-This person must attend Christ Chapel or consider Christ Chapel their church home
-Ideally your mentor is someone who has completed Thrive
-If they have not completed Thrive, they have demonstrated to you (over a long period of time) a heart for God, experience in life, and a love for people

Character

-They love Jesus. They love, speak, and act towards others in a way that is consistent with His character. They operate under His authority.

Commitment

-A mentor must be able to meet consistently with you (for 1-3 hours at a time) for 13 weeks throughout the Thrive process. They must also attend 4 training sessions throughout the time they are mentoring you in Thrive.
-Does this person follow through on obligations? Are there other areas of their life -where you can see consistent devotion?

Have the Conversation

Invite the person that you would like to mentor you to coffee, lunch, to watch a football game! You can give them this handout (particularly the information under Mentor Role and Expectations) for them to look and pray over after your meeting.

What Next?

Once you have identified your mentor and they have agreed to walk alongside you during your experience in Thrive, they will need to contact Libby Marler at LibbyM@christchapelbc.org or Michael Truss at MichaelT@christchapelbc.org in order to begin the mentor training and leadership development process. We will be able to answer any other specific questions that they might have about serving as a mentor.

Mentor Role and Expectations

Thrive is a very structured process of discipleship and, due to its brevity, requires competence, character, consistency, and commitment.

Role Description

Mentors will…

-Guide individuals in a one-on-one setting through deeper discussion and personal assessments that cover 6 main areas of sin and suffering (abuse, anger/resentment, sexual immorality, guilt/shame, fear, and grief).
-Learn to help identify root causes of brokenness in the mentee’s life.
-Show others how to walk in freedom found only in Christ through redemption by helping to build a biblical and theological foundation of understanding of the gospel.

One of the main ways that you will succeed as a Soul Care mentor is by knowing and sharing the story God has given you openly and honestly with your mentee. Mentoring with Soul Care is different than other types of discipleship and mentoring opportunities in that it is finite and is not designed to be long term, we encourage mentees to see this process as a season of intensive discipleship in the area of sin and suffering, not an ongoing process.

Time Commitment

You will meet weekly with your mentee(s) for 1-3 hours depending on where you are in the curriculum for 13 weeks. We ask the mentors commit to missing no more than one week of mentoring. The various offices at the Soul Care building will be made available to you during office hours or you may meet with your mentee at a time and location of your choosing (a coffee, restaurant, Central Market etc.).

Mentor Training Sessions

If this is the first time you are serving as a mentor, you will need to attend the two mentor training sessions listed below. Each of these session will focus on a specific aspect of mentoring and guide you through your role as a mentor. You will receive all of the mentoring materials during your first training session, nothing is required of you prior to this first training. The training dates are as follows:

9/7/17 – Mentor Training Part I – 5:30-7:00

10/12/17 – Mentor Check-In – 5:30-6:30

11/2/17 – Mentor Training Part II – 5:30-7:00

11/30/17 – Mentor Check-in – 5:30-6:30

re|engage

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Sundays
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
Link Classroom North

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 Sunday, 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 Michael at MichaelT@christchapelbc.org or Julie at JulieA@Christchapelbc.org.

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GriefShare

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Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 13
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Soul Care Conference Room
Cost: $15 for workbook

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, meet others who are dealing with similar circumstances and acquire valuable resources that can be used daily. The GriefShare group meets once a week for 10 weeks. Please register with the link below. For more information, email Adelaide at AdelaideR@christchapelbc.org.

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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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Women’s Fear and Anxiety Group

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Fear of the unknown, perfectionism, trying to fit – God knew that fear and worry would be common emotions for women to battle in everyday life. That’s why He has given us great hope in the Bible and in Jesus Christ! Whether we fight it at work, in our relationships, spiritual life or physical heath, this eight–week small group will help you identify the source of your fears, gain strategies for handling them and learn to rest in God’s protective care. If you deal with feeling paralyzed, entrapped or even enslaved by anxiety and worry, let’s move together towards change together.

This group is for women only, age 18 and older. The group is not currently meeting, but if you would like to be added to the contact list for information on our next  meeting, email Adelaide at AdelaideR@christchapelbc.org.

SOUL CARE CLASSES

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Soul Care classes are designed to help people continue to grow in their understanding of how the gospel offers hope and healing for the things that they are currently struggling with.  God’s Word tells us in Galatians 6:1-2 that those who are spiritual should restore those who are hurting and struggling with sin. At Soul Care, we believe everyone has been equipped through the Spirit and the Word of God to comfort and care for the suffering. Soul Care is committed to encouraging and training the members of the body of Christ to do just that.  These classes are offered at different times throughout the year. 

Relational Wisdom

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The Relational Wisdom Class is a 6-week class designed to teach you how to improve your ability to develop authentic, enjoyable, productive, and lasting relationships. Specifically, relational wisdom is the ability to discern emotions, interests and abilities in yourself and others, to interpret them in the light of God’s Word, and to use this insight to manage your responses and relationships successfully. 

Overcoming The Need To Please

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Whether it comes in the form of over-committing, folding to others’ expectations, focusing on what others think of us, seeking attention or avoiding it, we all struggle to one degree or another with what the Bible calls the “fear of man”. This 3 week class will help you address this nagging issue and replace it with something infinitely more life-giving and freeing. 

Peacemakers

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“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” – Matthew 5:9 We all experience conflict, but the way it’s handled can either make our break our relationships. This 5 week class will teach you how to resolve conflict in a biblical way so that God is glorified and your relationships are blessed. 

How People Change

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Living in this fallen world is messy, but the truth of the gospel changes everything. Join Ryan McCarthy this January and delve deep into the transformative truth of Jesus’ work on the cross and how it targets our hearts, core desires and motivations. You’ll discover that when our hearts change, our behaviors change as well. You’ll learn how you can change and help others do the same. This eight-week class includes lectures, class discussion, video clips and homework. 

 

For audio recordings of class sessions please click here

 

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 Communications 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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