New Believer’s Counselling


Base Scripture:  John 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17

Description

The ministry is aimed at encouraging reborn believers through the word of God to become the disciples of Jesus Christ. This will enable them to know the purpose of the Holy Spirit in their lives, and desire to have a new heart and a new spirit in order to fully comprehend the mission of the church upon their lives. Through this ministry, they will learn to surrender their lives to God Almighty.

Purpose

 The purpose of the ministry is to bring to the attention of the new believers the following vital points:

  1. The value, importance; purpose and role of salvation in the life of someone who is considered lost by emphasizing John 3:16; Rom 10:8-9; John 1:12 and 2 Corith 5:17
  2. The importance of dedicating time to prayer; studying the word; coming to church and sharing the Gospel with others. These will help in the spiritual growth of the believer.
  3. Providing counselling on matters considered confidential and important to the new believer.
  4. Devise a follow up system in order to track the progress of the new believer.
  5. Give urgent and special attention to all issues raised during the counselling such as impending divorce; suicidal attempts; homelessness; living under constant threat by community members, etc.; lack of finance due to prolonged unemployment. Cases of such nature must be discussed with the Senior Pastor or the Executive Team.
  6. Emphasize the importance and value of studying the Word of God.
  7. Counsellors must have a record of all new believers, prepare, and present a detailed report on a monthly basis to the Senior Pastor or anyone delegated by him.
  8. Counsellors must always avail themselves during any function held both at the church and outside the church premises, viz weddings; funerals; birthdays etc.
  9. Finally, make every effort to consistently pray for the new believers.
  10. The appointment and training of a counsellor will be done by the leader together with a member of the Executive team provided the person in question has undergone the training for “Being Positive about your church”.