Counseling Together: Inviting Friends into Formal Counseling

By: Dr. Garrett Higbee

July 23rd, 2021


Almost 20 years ago, while I was Director of Soul Care at College Park Church North in Indianapolis, I found that my team and I were unable to keep up with the counseling demands of our church. Also, other churches were sending people our way for help. Out of desperation, I required those coming from other churches to bring a leader or mature Christian with them in an attempt to bring continuity of care and increase equipping opportunities (Eph. 4:11-16). I had no idea just how impactful and effective this requirement would be for the care of the person in need. It revolutionized the whole counseling experience.