Sometimes, Christians need special assistance in their lives to deal with various trials and entanglements. Rather than referring our family members outside the church, we want to provide the necessary love, encouragement, and scriptural wisdom within our body.
At EBC, we are raising up a core group of counselors within our congregation. They are being trained and certified by the national organization Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, and we have both men and women counselors available. If you, or someone you know, seeks the help of a biblically-sound counselor who is committed to Christ and His Word, please give Pastor Herb Geeslin a call at 360-424-1173 to discuss your situation.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. If you have lost a loved one recently or if you are ‘stuck’ in grief from a past loss, please join GriefShare on Monday nights 6:30-8:30pm in the Fireside Room. This 13-week session runs twice a year. $16 workbook. To find out more information, call the church office at 360-424-1173, or visit www.griefshare.org.
Healing Hearts is a Gospel-centered, grace-driven ministry that offers hope and healing in Jesus Christ through God’s Word to people who have been broken by sin. Healing hearts, healing families. . . one heart at a time.
Healing Hearts Ministries was formed to provide Biblical counsel and discipleship to individuals who suffer emotionally and spiritually from the pain, trauma, and affliction of their past. Approximately 50% of our clients suffer from post-abortion trauma. Approximately 15,000 individuals have been served requiring approximately 450,000 volunteer hours.
We live in a desperate, dying world that needs the hope and healing of Jesus Christ. This hope is shared by Healing Hearts through Bible-based studies. Did you know that:
Over 4 million women are victims of severe assaults by boyfriends and husbands each year, and that 1 in 4 women are likely to be abused by a partner in their lifetime.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 41.7% of Americans age 12 and older reported some use of an illicit drug at least once in their lifetimes. An estimated 119 million Americans aged 12 or older are current drinkers of alcohol, and 54 million participate in binge drinking at least once in a 30 day period.
There are approximately 1.5 million abortions performed in the U. S. each year according to the Center for Disease Control.
Each week, Child Protective Service agencies throughout the U.S. receive more than 50,000 reports of suspected child abuse or neglect.
Eating disorders affect 5-10 million Americans and 70 million individuals world wide.
Among all adults 18 and older, more than one out of every three marriages end in divorce.
The statistics above do not take into account other human sufferings such as poverty, catastrophic illness, sex crimes, murder, kidnapping and rape. The list is endless!
No one organization can solve all of the world’s problems, but we can make a difference “one heart at a time.” All of the individuals who minister in Healing Hearts have personally experienced many of the issues listed above. When their lives were falling apart and spinning out of control, it was through the love and compassion of a Healing Hearts volunteer, who had walked in their shoes, that they were able to once again find hope and healing for their lives.
For more information about healing hearts, contact Teresa Rinker at 206-300-5955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.