The Collegeville community and the surrounding area have a new friend: Valley Forge Biblical Counseling Center (VFBCC). In existence for more than 15 years as a ministry of Valley Forge Baptist, the VFBCC has expanded its services to more directly meet the spiritual, mental, and emotional needs of the community through a newly renovated stand-alone counseling center on the campus of Valley Forge Baptist. The center is located near the Black Rock Road entrance at the rear of the church property, a short distance from the corner of Rt. 113 and Black Rock Road.
VFBCC has three main goals:
- Help individuals struggling with various life events to be strengthened and find their way back to a healthy, well-balanced life.
- Provide a truly Christian alternative to secular counseling facilities by following a biblical approach to meeting people’s spiritual, mental, and emotional needs.
- Become a training center for those who want to learn how to counsel others using the timeless truths of God’s Word as the primary source of help and hope.
As the Pastor of Family Ministries and Counseling for the past 15 years, I have seen a growing need for the local church to reach into the community with a message of help, hope, and healing. Our desire is to minister to people of all races, nationalities, and religious backgrounds to help them overcome the increasing various adversities and stresses that stem from our culture and life itself. We are committed to providing the practical message of hope and encouragement to hurting people, an outreach for which the church has been historically responsible. What better way to care for the community than to have a counseling center dedicated to the principles of God’s Word to help people find inner peace and restore hope to their hurting hearts? After all, it was Jesus, himself, who said, ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’ (Matthew 11:28). VFBCC is committed to just such a compassionate ministry.
With the increasing social, emotional, and financial stresses plaguing our society during the past decade, along with war and the threat of terrorism, a sustained recession, high rates of unemployment, a changing value system, and a decrease in church attendance, is it any wonder that suicides are on the rise and the number of people on antidepressants has skyrocketed so that these drugs have become the second most prescribed in the nation behind cardiovascular medicines for reducing cholesterol? America’s communities need spiritual help!
We have counselors certified in biblical counseling through a national agency called NANC (National Association of Nouthetic Counselors). VFBCC is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, so counseling fees will be kept at a minimum cost. You may contact the center by calling toll free (866) 828-9667 or by finding us on the web at www.VFBCC.org. We look forward to serving you and meeting your counseling needs.
Article by Lamar Eifert
Director of the Valley Forge Biblical Counseling Center