Our highest purpose is to assist the Spirit-driven process that forms Christ in people’s lives. Our deepest purpose is to help people develop their relationships—with God, their own heart, and others. Our widest purpose is to be part of a mission to renew lives, strengthen the church, and transform the community. Our longest purpose is for God to be glorified in the lives of those whom we serve.
Those of us who serve the mission of Formation Counseling Services believe that God has called us to fulfill that mission by:
- allowing the presence and the love of Christ to be expressed through our ministry to the lives and situations we are asked to serve. (**1 Peter 2:24; Mark 2:3-5; John 4:4-26; 1 John 3:23; Ephesians 3:16-21; Galatians 4:19; 2 Corinthians 5:16; 1 Timothy 1:5)
- supporting the Church in fulfilling its calling to be the primary provider of soul care in the Christian community. (Isaiah 61:1-3)
- offering our services to anyone, with honor for their beliefs, with gentleness and respect and without imposing our own beliefs. (1 Peter 3:15, 16; 1 Corinthians 10:32, 33)
- applying the highest level of Biblical, theological, clinical, and scientific knowledge and training possible to the lives and situations we are asked to serve. (John 8:32)
- ministering to persons regardless of the level of their financial resources. (Matthew 25:40)
- exercising good stewardship of the ministry God has given us in terms of time, money, and resources. (1 Corinthians 4:2)
- providing a setting which will facilitate an experience of the presence of Christ for those who are Christians and an experience of peace and comfort and the highest quality clinical services possible for all whom we serve. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)
- participating in a community of faith together for the purpose of encouraging each other, building each other up in Christ, bearing with one another, carrying each other’s burdens, praying for each other, and loving each other as Christ has taught us. (Ephesians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Galatians 6:2; James 3:17-18; James 5:16; John 15:12, 13; Colossians 3:12-14)
- placing the development of our relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and God being glorified in our lives, as the highest priorities of our lives. (Matthew 22:37-40)
**Please note: The principles above are based on the Scriptures referenced, but are not quotations of those Scriptures.