Training the saints to certification in biblical counseling

Counseling FAQ’s

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What is Biblical Counseling?

Biblical counseling involves understanding the problems of living in a fallen world – and their solutions – from a biblical perspective. The Bible is used both to define the problems and to develop methods for solving these problems. The counselors at Rod & Staff Ministries have received formal training in biblical counseling. They are not licensed psychologists, but rather pastoral counselors. They are either certified or in training to be certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, a national organization devoted to insuring the quality of counseling offered by its members.

Is It Confidential?

The Bible clearly states that gossip is wrong. Therefore, the counselors at Rod & Staff Ministries will not release information about particular counselees except in the few situations required by the Bible or the laws of our state. Those situations are: 1) when someone is in danger of being harmed, 2) when a child is physically or sexually abused, 3) when someone persistently refuses to stop a sinful pattern, and it is necessary to seek assistance from his/her church to encourage proper change (see Matthew 18:15-20 and Romans 13:1-7), or 4) when a pastor/elder is inquiring about his sheep.

Where are you located?

We are located inside Southland Community Church, at 5800 West Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN 46142. When you arrive please park in the far west parking lot (on the left side of the building). You will see a blue awning labeled with the number 5. Please ring the intercom button to be buzzed in.

What do I bring?

Please bring your Bible, a notebook, and something with which to write. **We do not have facilities for childcare. Regrettably, if you come with your children, we will have to reschedule your appointment for a later date.**

How do I submit my paperwork?

You may submit your paperwork through our website via our online form; download and e-mail your paperwork to; fax your forms to 317- 859-6942; or mail your forms to us; or drop them off at our office.

Why are there so many questions?

Our counselors spend a lot of time praying and preparing for your session before they even meet with you the first time. The more information they have up front, the better they are able to prepare for your first session and bring materials that would be beneficial to dealing with your situation (see Proverbs 18:13).

How do I pay the administrative fee?

There are several ways to submit payment; you may mail a check in with your completed forms (please make checks payable to Rod and Staff Ministries), or you can submit your payment online.

How can I contact you?

Phone: 317-859-6941
Address: 5800 West Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, IN 46142


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