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Life Christian Counseling Network (LCCN) believes that growth and maturity is what God expects from the church. To that end, some are equipped as counselors to aid in the process.

Our counselors are trained to help people who want to grow; who feel stuck; who can’t seem to stop destructive behaviors; who can’t seem to just let things go; whose thinking and behaviors are still deeply affected by the past; whose lives have been affected by grief and trauma; and those who have unsuccessfully tried to let time heal their wounds.

The work of counseling is one of the most difficult aspects of pastoral ministry and is a contributor to pastor discouragement and burn out. A recent study concluded,

Most statistics say that 60% to 80% of those who enter the ministry will not still be in it 10 years later, and only a fraction will stay in it as a lifetime career. Many pastors—I believe over 90 percent—start off right with a true call and the enthusiasm and the endurance of faith to make it, but something happens to derail their train of passion and love for the call.1

Here is how we can help. We can act as the professional Christian counseling arm of your church or ministry by:

    • Working with the individuals, couples and families that you refer for counseling
    • Establishing one of our counseling sites in your church
    • Consulting with you around ethical or mental health issues
    • Conducting workshops, training, classes, or seminars

Please contact Peter Buckingham at 888-283-4220 if you have any questions or want to set up a meeting to learn more.

1R. J. Krejcir, Ph.D. Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development Retrieved 1/5/09 from