living water Christian services
"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
LWCS offers the following services
Biblical Counseling - Living Water Counseling team currently serves under the oversight of Redeemed Christian Church Victory House to provide faith based counseling services to those struggling with life's issues and desire to be set free from these life controlling problems through the power of the Holy Spirit and biblical principles. As your Counselors, our job is to help you (the counselee) develop a biblical worldview of your life and recognize the core truth that guides right thinking and actions. Our mission at the end of our relationship is to have rendered long lasting compassionate care and solutions to painful spiritual and emotional difficulties using the all sufficient Word of God.
There is no set price for formal counseling, however due to the overhead expenses required to offer counseling and other services, we rely heavily upon the contributions of counselees and others. Therefore, we request that anyone receiving formal counseling services contributes according to their means for each visit to alleviate some of these costs. (Please see bottom of page for more information)
Christian Life Coaching : As a Life coach, my job is to partner with you offering support, encouragement to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that you (the client) already has as well as challenging you in order to enable you strive to be all that God has in mind for you to be, do and become. When you work with a Christian life coach you invite God into the process. Doing all the work by yourself, without support, can be quite challenging. A coach in partnership with the Holy Spirit helps you to see your blind spots in a safe environment." ( Please see bottom of the page for more information on life coaching, our areas of specialty and fees)
Foster Care Services : In conjunction with DOZme's Village of Hope outreach ministry, LWCS provides structured home setting and wraparound services to children who have been neglected, abused or abandoned. Foster care services include in-home family counseling, individualized therapy, case management, and independent living skill development offered through a state approved multidisciplinary team of health and human services agencies and groups.
Intercessory Prayers for Individuals and Businesses - Intercessory prayer is our most powerful and strategic corporate weapon in spiritual warfare. It is necessary in the pulling down of strongholds as we believers are constantly under attack. 2 Corinthians 10:4. Everyone we love including the things we work hard for on this earth are under attack by Satan for his job is still to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10), and so it is important we are continuously praying, standing in the gap for each other. Here at LWCS, we partner with you and your business, praying concerning God's will for your business and for your life. By the power of the Holy Spirit and standing upon the Word of God, we have prayer warriors/intercessors ready and able to pray with you, interceding on your behalf for your business, ministry, homes etc. Call us today for an appointment to share with us your prayer needs. Epaphras, who Paul states to the Colossians “is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus. . . . He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.” Colossians 4:12
Mentoring - LWCS offers one on one as well as a group relational experience where through our knowledge, life and faith based experiences, as well as skills, we provide advice, words of wisdom and counsel that will positively impact the life of the client. The mentoring process is best characterized by mutual sharing, trust, and enrichment as the life and work of both the mentor and mentee is changed. Our goal as mentors is to encourage you to bear God’s image more fully relying on the Holy Spirit to provide insight, change lives, and teach through the modeling process. Examples of such relationships in scripture are ; Deut. 31 and 34Early in the wilderness journey, Moses began to mentor Joshua. Years later, God chose Joshua to be the next leader of the Israelites because he had Moses' spirit and had been mentored for the leadership position. Acts 4, 9 and 11, Barnabas was a mentor to Paul when he was a new Christian. Later they were sent as missionaries into Cyprus. The apostle Paul became a great spiritual leader and authored 14 books of the New Testament.
Premarital Counseling and Wedding Officiant - We offer Christ centered counseling in order to help couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counseling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship — giving you a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage with the Lord Jesus at the center of your marriage. We also officiate the wedding after completion of counseling session. All this is offered for a fee ( Please see below for our affordable package ). Counseling sessions can be done face to face and via video conferencing.
Other Services offered:
2 day Training programs for Cultural Acclimatization; specifically for employees & students that recently relocated to the United States from English and French speaking countries.
Speaking Engagements(Seminars/Conferences/Workshops - US and Overseas
Non- Emergency Medical Transport ( Coming Soon)
Vocational Training ( Film making & Video Production classes, Financial Management, etc.)
What is Biblical Counseling?
Biblical Counseling is the Christ-centered, Holy Spirit empowered, practical and therapeutic application of Biblical truths to a person's life through nurture, instruction, correction and prayer, with the goal of personal maturity and fruitfulness. It is ministering Scripture to those who face struggles in life or who desire wisdom or God’s direction and based on the conviction that the Bible is sufficient for the counseling task and superior to anything the world has to offer (2 Tim. 3:16-17, He. 4:12, 2 Peter. 1:3-4, Ps. 119, Jas. 4:4).
Biblical counselors realize the significance of sin (Ro. 3:23, 6:23), and after self-confrontation (Mt. 7:5), lovingly confront those who are in sin (Lk. 17:3-4) and call them to repentance (2 Ti. 2:24-26).
Biblical counselors also realize that in a fallen world people can face significant crises that are not a direct result of their own personal sin (Job 1-2).
Biblical counselors purposefully and patiently walk with, serve, love, encourage and help people in these cases (1 Th. 5:14) and also call upon others in the Body to assist based on their gifts and roles (1 Cor. 12).
What Biblical Counseling is NOT?
It is NOT a chemical addiction treatment program, even though it may help addicts stay clean after the immediate addiction challenges are overcome. We will refer you to a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor or Psychiatrist (Preferably Christian) if deemed necessary.
It is NOT based on human ingenuity, human reasoning, or psychological techniques. The basis is God’s love, care, and truth, and Jesus’ finished work.
What type of issues can counseling help with?
It helps people deal with the following:
- Marital Issues, Betrayal, Divorce (other relationship issues)
- Abuse / Family Violence
- Anger Resolution/Management
- Addiction Recovery - Drugs and Alcohol
- Grief and Emotional Loss
- Loneliness and Hopelessness
Confidentiality is guaranteed for all coaching and counseling clients except in the following cases:
* If child abuse, child neglect, elderly abuse is either reported or suspected.
* If the client poses a "clear and imminent danger" to either themselves or someone else including family members, colleagues or the threatened party.
* If the client is or becomes a "vulnerable adult".
* If the client releases information with written authorization.
* If a court subpoenas your records.
* When the consultation or supervision with another Therapist or Biblical Counselor and/or Life Coach is desired. If this occurs, confidentiality will be maintained between the two professionals.
Living Water Counseling team do not diagnose mental, emotional or physical disorders nor do we “treat” those disorders. At the start of or during a session, if we discern or believe that you require mental or behavioral health treatment or other services we are not credentialed to provide, we will refer you to the appropriate licensed or credentialed professional preferably (Christian).
What is Life Coaching ?
Life coaching is not therapy, and I am NOT a therapist. A life coach does not diagnose or treat disorders. Therapy is for those who are primarily seeking relief from emotional or psychological pain. Therapy typically focuses on healing the wounds of the past. Should you require the services of a licensed mental health therapist, Psychologist or Psychiatrist, you will be referred to the appropriate professional.
Life coaching focuses primarily on the present and the future. Coaching is for those who are emotionally and mentally healthy but ready to grow.
With a life coach, you get to talk about your problems and challenges with someone who's not going to interrupt you, make judgments about you, criticize what you're saying, or offer opinions based on their own experience.
The coach's goal is to support you, the client, in overcoming whatever obstacles may be keeping you from creating the happiest, most successful life for yourself that you possibly can.
You are the expert on your own life, your feelings and values. Your coach is there to listen, make observations, ask powerful questions, and hold up a mirror to help you see what you may not see in our self. A good coach will challenge you, partner with you and believe in you. She or he will take you just as you are right now -- and partner with you to make your vision for your life a reality.
Some of the concepts behind Christian life coaching are biblical. We are called to "encourage one another and build each other up" (1 Thessalonians 5:11). We see Paul exhorting believers to live holy lives. We are told to "carry each other’s burdens" (Galatians 6:2).
Areas of Specialization: Couples Coaching, Spiritual Coaching, Parenting coaching, Addiction Recovery coaching, and Women empowerment coaching.
Why do you need a life coach?
People usually begin working with a life coach because they need some professional assessment, direction and motivation. Good coaches specialize in helping people with certain areas of their lives.
For believers, we are called to excellence in life and ministry. 1 Timothy 4:12 says to "...set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." Coaching provides a framework to assess, develop and grow these key areas. The outside perspective and direct approach from your coach will allow you to eliminate blind spots and receive expert counsel, direction and encouragement.
What kind of things can you work on with a Christian Life Coach?
Discover your life purpose and walk in your destiny
Restore balance to your life
Get fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities
Enhance your thinking and decision making skills
Improve your effectiveness
Build your confidence
Deepen your walk with God
Demolish mindsets that are holding you back and much more.....
All our services are highly affordable
We accept cash, checks, debit and major credit card payments
Face to Face $100 per 1 hour session
phone/chat/email $90 per 1 hour session
A Sliding Fee scale is available based on family income
Fees varies according to type and length of program. Charges will be posted soon.
$280 The above listed fee includes the following:
Pre- marital counseling alone ($20 per 60 minute session)
Wedding officiant services alone ( $200)
Any travel over 5 miles one way will incur an additional charge of 0.30 per mile
One time event: $120
One day retreat, 2 sessions: $240
Two day retreat, 2-3 sessions: $450
Full Weekend Retreat: $700
Travel Expenses are charge separately due to varying locations
At this time, we do not charge a fee for the services below, however your love gift regardless of the amount is highly appreciated. Although we do not have a set fee for these services, we do charge 0.30 per mile for any travel over 5 miles for the following :
- Biblical Mentoring ( Individual, Marriage Mentoring services sessions offered via phone, chat and face to face).
- Biblical Counseling Sessions ( offered via phone, chat, email and face to face)
- Group and one-one Bible Studies classes
Important: Your donations are not tax-deductible. We see your donations as a show of your appreciation of the ministerial & community based services offered and it helps us to take care of the overhead expenses of the organization as we continue doing God's work/business.
Please note: We are a For Profit Christian business and not a 501c (3) organization.