Welcome to Counseling Ministries!
All of us have times of brokenness and struggle in our lives. During these difficult times, it may be hard to admit that we need help. But it is in our brokenness, that we can encounter the loving grace and healing power of Jesus Christ! Christ himself showed us the example of loving others by ministering to people's hearts and to their physical needs. He loved and ministered to those who were hurting, and He provided food and physical healing when needed.
We are called, in Counseling Ministries, to serve those who are in the midst of struggles in life, whether through professional counseling, lay counseling, or by walking alongside someone in need of basic living resources, such as food, shelter, and employment. We desire to reach into people's lives, to reach into the community of ACAC, and the community of Pittsburgh, to show the love of Christ during stressful times. Those stressful times might include:
family or individual crises, like broken families, grief, relationship struggles
difficult living situation
lack of food or employment
You might be struggling with questions about God's direction in these crises. Life issues can leave us feeling uncertain and alone.
Our goal in Counseling Ministries, is to support and comfort others, as God has comforted us in our need. Our God is 'the Father of all compassion, and the God of all comfort...' (2 Cor. 1:3) We pray that as you reach out to receive comfort in your distress, you will grow in knowledge and understanding, and will be blessed by God's love and the direction of the Holy Spirit.
ACAC Counseling Blogs
ACACThreads Counseling Blog: The ACAC Counseling Blog offers reflection and direction regarding different aspects of relationships, behavior, emotional and spiritual health, and what 'makes us tick'. Priscilla Ortlip, Executive Director of the Christian Counselors Collaborative, and Director of Counseling Ministries at ACAC, posts a blog all but the first Saturday of every month. To read and comment on these blogs, please visit http://acacthreads.livejournal.com/tag/christian_counseling
ACACThreads Marriage Blog: The ACAC Marriage Blog exists to encourage you as you prepare or continue in your marital journey. As Christian marriage counselors, Dan & Donna post bi-weekly thoughts, ideas, and encouragements to help you and your spouse maintain a happy, Christ-centered marriage. Enjoy comments from other readers, tips on keeping your marriage healthy, and discussion points for date-night! To join the discussion and be encouraged, visit http://acacthreads.livejournal.com/tag/marriage , Thursday’s, bi-weekly!
The ACACThreads blog offers opportunity for our church community to share experiences and helpful ideas in order to show support and to learn new approaches to living as Christians! As you engage these topics, please remember that these exchanges are not necessarily the official opinion or stance of Allegheny Center Alliance Church, its pastors or staff. If you have questions or concerns about the content of the ACACThreads blog, please contact our social media department at (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please remember that the ideas suggested on the ACACThreads blog do not substitute for getting help from your pastor, or from a professional, if you are suffering from a spiritual or emotional issue. If you need to contact someone because of a physical or emotional emergency which is life-threatening, please call 911.