Counseling Guide at Your Finger Tips
Hope For The Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry, announces the launch of Hope For The Heart Resources. The FREE mobile app provides quick, easy-to-access, basic counseling references on 20 challenges experienced in everyday life – issues like Anger, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Domestic Violence, Fear, Forgiveness, Grief Recovery, Marriage, Self-Worth, Stress, Verbal & Emotional Abuse, and more.
Based on solid, biblical reasoning and advice, each topic features one of Hope For The Heart’s “Quick Reference Guides” and an audio message that addresses each issue. In addition, “Helpful Words,” a collection of audio recordings by June Hunt, the founder of Hope For The Heart, provides further biblical guidance and hope on each topic.
“Hope For The Heart has a tremendous opportunity to share its biblical counseling resources with pastors, counselors, lay counselors, caregivers and individuals through this mobile app,” shares John Thompson, Vice President of Marketing and project leader for the app. “Today, depending on the situation, giving counseling guidance isn’t necessarily accomplished in an office, but takes place in coffee shops, homes, small groups or in accountability groups. With the growing needs of church members, pastors are developing and training lay care team leaders to help serve members who are struggling with life issues. Not only does the app give them quick access to solid counseling advice, it’s based on God’s Word,” adds Thompson. “In addition to the solid, practical information on the app, some of my favorite features are the testimonies and personal narratives where individuals tell how they found helpful steps to take, giving them hope to better deal with their life situations.”
Built on the “Faith Comes by Hearing” platform, SubSplash, the mobile app, also includes the Bible.is app, featuring text and audio Bible translations for over 1,200 languages. Direct links are provided to HOPEworks, an onsite counseling center, Hope For The Heart’s website, e-Store and Facebook page.
To view the app’s features visit www.hopefortheheart.org/app.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“As a community-based church, our leaders want to provide a biblical response when helping others. Our Care Pastors, Home-team Leaders, and Recovery Group Leaders will greatly benefit from the Hope For The Heart Resource App. Not only does it give a quick guide to better understand an underlying issue, it’s packed with Scripture to direct them back to Christ. Once you’ve given them guidance – let’s say on anger – you can then forward the “Quick Reference Guide” on that topic to them directly from the app. Best of all, since it’s on a mobile device, you’ll always have it with you!”
— Nate Graybill, Care Pastor, Watermark Church – Dallas, Texas
“Over the years, not only has our church used Hope For The Heart’s materials when ministering to members, but I’ve also used them in my personal life. The Hope For The Heart Mobile App is yet another great tool that our team of pastors and lay care ministers can use when preparing to meet with people searching for help with life’s struggles. Whether heading to the hospital to comfort a family grieving the loss of a loved one or visiting in the office with a colleague wrestling with anger, the app is readily accessible on your phone and filled with solid, trustworthy guidance to share with those seeking spiritual and emotional hope and healing.”
— Elizabeth Cunningham, Care and Support Ministry, Community Bible Church – San Antonio, Texas
ABOUT HOPE FOR THE HEART
Hope For The Heart has developed a100-topic “Biblical Counseling Library.” With resources translated into 30 languages, Hope For The Heart impacts more than 60 countries through various initiatives including print, radio, conference and online training, and care ministries. Its daily radio programs, “Hope For The Heart” and “Hope In The Night,” are heard on more than 300 radio stations in the United States, as well as on internet outlets, reaching more than 1 million listeners each week. Hope For The Heart is located in Plano, Texas, at The Hope Center, home of more than 40 Christian nonprofit organizations.