Church Counseling Policy (Sample)
The Church Counseling Policy (Sample) is available free to download, customize and print and use as a guide to create one for your church administrative office, Human Resources Dept., etc. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to download at your convenience.
The sample policy below for the church counseling can be a great tool to download and use to create your very own policy for your church administrative office, etc.
After your church counselor reads this policy in orientation, have them sign it that they read it and you need to file it in their personnel file in your church administrative office so there will be no doubt of the church counseling guidelines.
Employees and/or volunteers of the church should know most of the rules in the workplace concerning different areas such as the keys to the church but not always. Sometimes it takes reading and reminding them just what is allowed and what is not allowed as far as the keys of the church.
The Church Counseling Policy below includes:
- Church Name and Policy Title -
Insert your church name.
- Purpose - Be it
resolved, that all counseling is to be Biblically based rather than psychologically
based. Our counseling help reflects our Biblical training and is therefore
aimed at spiritual issues and offers spiritual solutions. The Biblical premises
for counseling is two-fold: Man is created in the image of God and man is
fallen and twisted by the results of sin.
- Goal - The
goal of Biblically based counseling is to attempt to negate the detriments of
the fall so that one lives not through fallen motivations but by those consistent
with being an image bearer of God. For example, to be recreated (Ephesians
4:21-24, Colossians 3:10, Romans 8:29).
- Guidelines - Whereas,
all counseling is to be done within the following guidelines: 1. No
counseling of the opposite sex or person under the age of eighteen (18) shall
be done without another person present. 2. Counseling
of the opposite sex or person shall be done so that it is visible to adjacent
areas. 3. Individual
counseling of the opposite sex shall be limited to four one-hour sessions
unless extended after review and approval by the Ruling Elders for additional
specific number of sessions. 4. Home
visitation of the opposite sex or person shall not be made alone, but only if accompanied
by another member of the Ruling Elders, staff or volunteer. 5. Use
the [Church Name] Counseling Application and Consent form at formal counseling
- Statement - I have
read the Church Counseling Policy and I understand and I agree to abide by the
- Signature - The Church Counselor will sign and date that they have read and agree with the counseling policy.
- Revised Date - Insert the date the Church Counseling Policy is updated or revised each time.
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Church Counseling Policy (Sample)
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