In Broken Economy, Biblical Counseling Service Provides Affordable, Effective Help for the Hurting
After one year of operations, hundreds have been helped through Hope For The Heart’s new on-site counseling service, according to an announcement today by June Hunt, the ministry’s founder, CEO & CSO (Chief Servant Officer).
“For many years, I’ve heard the same question over and over again: ‘Does Hope For The Heart offer on-site counseling?’” said Hunt, the popular broadcaster, author and speaker, who founded Hope For The Heart in 1986. “With such an obvious need for effective, face-to-face counseling, we began seeking His wisdom on how to meet that need. After years of prayer and planning, Biblical Counseling Services was born and the response has far exceeded our expectations.”
Under the supervision of Dr. Steve Hunter, Executive Director of Counseling Ministries, Hope For The Heart’s counselors have now logged over 650 hours of on-site counseling, and fielded 1,200 counseling phone calls and 1,000 e-mails since the Spring of 2009.
“In these very difficult times, more people than ever need Christ-centered, biblical counseling,” said Hunter. “Yet too often, desperately needed counseling is one of the first items in the budget to trim when economic times get tough. By basing fees on a sliding scale, keyed to economic need, we attempt to make our vital services available to as many individuals as possible.”
In addition to face-to-face counseling, Hunter encourages clients to take advantage of the ministry’s “virtual counseling lab” in the form of two daily radio broadcasts, Hope For The Heart, and the live 2-hour call-in counseling program Hope In The Night. The broadcasts are heard on more than 500 radio outlets world-wide. Hunt’s free monthly Biblical Counseling Institutes provide yet another opportunity for counseling clients to receive solid biblical teaching related to their specific issues. Hope For The Heart has developed over 200 relevant books and resources to help those who want biblical hope and practical help.
About Hope For The Heart:
Based in Dallas, Texas, Hope For The Heart is a worldwide Christian ministry that provides life-changing biblical counseling resources to over 60 countries and in 21 languages … for those seeking personal help and for those wishing to help others. Founded in 1986, the ministry broadcasts two radio programs on 500 stations worldwide, offers monthly Biblical Counseling Institutes and provides walk-in counseling and training through centers in the United States and abroad. Its print, internet and audio tools are all based on a library of 100 proprietary Biblical Counseling Keys—topical manuals addressing issues from Guilt to Grief, Forgiveness to Fear, and Sexual Addiction to Anger.