A big part of what we do at Bethel is providing spiritual friendship and care for those who are seeking to grow and prepare for what God has ahead. We invest significant time in helping people grow and flourish. It's who we are and what we do.

What is Biblical Counseling?
Biblical Counseling is an approach to counseling that relies on the Word of God for guidance when dealing with the issues counselees present.

Who are our Biblical Counselors?
Our Biblical Counselors have completed  training specifically in Biblical counseling  through ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) and all have personal experience dealing with life’s challenges. They are lay counselors - not mental health professionals. They all know Jesus as their Lord (life leader) and Savior (forgiver of their sins) and have a heart for others who are hurting. They are kind, gentle and compassionate individuals who have a strong desire to help you resolve problems so you can live a life filled with peace, joy, and hope. They would love to help you look into God’s Word and rely on Jesus as you face life’s challenges.

What to expect?
Weekly counseling sessions are free of charge and by appointment only.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place on Monday evenings at Bethel Church in Owatonna.
Many individuals reach their counseling goals in 8-15 sessions.
Confidentiality is highly valued. The information you share with us will be carefully protected.

Please take time to fill out the below form if you're wanting to talk with someone about:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Communication/Relationships
  • Managing Emotions
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Forgiveness
  • Marriage Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Addictive Behaviors
Note: We are NOT a crisis resource center. If you have an immediate need, please contact one of the following resources.

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988

Crisis Resource Center: 844-274-7472

Volunteer Crisis Counselor: Text HOME to 741741

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 PETER 5:6-7



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