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
There is no set price for biblical counseling and a few other services we offer, however due to the overhead expenses incurred to offer these services, we do rely heavily upon the contributions. As a result, we request that anyone receiving formal counseling and any of the services below (with no set fee) willingly contribute according to their means and as you are led for each visit to alleviate some of these costs. (Please see bottom of page for more information) It will be greatly appreciated..
Christian Life Coaching : Our goal 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).
Biblical Counseling - We aim to provide faith based counseling services to the Christian community and others struggling with life's issues and desire to be set free from these life controlling problems through the power of the Holy Spirit. The biblical counselor's job is to help the counselee develop a biblical worldview of her life and recognize the core truth that guides right thinking and actions.
Dr. Peggy Adegoke is an ordained minister through the UCFM. Her licensing and spiritual covering are through the church and through the IIFBC(The International Institute of Faith Based Counseling), providing Christian faith-based counseling. She is not a state or federally licensed therapist or counselor or any other licensed practitioner as all counsel done is according to biblical beliefs incorporating prayer and other Christian values.
Premarital Counseling and Wedding Officiant Services - 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.
Community Resources & Referral - Community partnerships are an integral part of our service delivery here at LWCS. With the help of our community partners which consist of healthcare professionals/agencies, social workers, government agencies and faith based organizations, we have put together a list of local & national community resources at no cost to our clients for your use. Please click on http://livingwaterchristianservices.com/community-resources. We strive to update our resources page frequently.
Other Services offered:
Spiritual Mentoring ( includes Marriage Mentoring)
Two -Three days training program 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
Biblical Studies Training (Christian Education)
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.
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
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 training course. Please call or email us for rates
$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 in person).
- Biblical Counseling Sessions ( offered via phone, chat, email and in person)
- Biblical Study Courses ( offered online and in person)
Christ-Centered Quality Services
All our services are highly affordable
We accept cash, checks, debit and major credit card payments via Square.
Your donations are not tax-deductible. We see your donations as a show of your appreciation for the services offered and it helps us to take care of the overhead expenses of the organization as we continue to do business God's way. If you feel led by the Spirit to give, Please give us a call or email us at the address below and you will be directed on how to give.
Please note: We are a For Profit Christian business and not a 501c (3) organization.