Welcome to Biblical Soul Care
Biblical Soul Care is a cultural philosophy of care that affects every part of Harvest Bible Chapel Fayetteville and our pursuit of being a healthy, growing church.
We would define Biblical Soul Care (BSC) as speaking the truth in love in your circle of influence. We believe that Biblical Soul Care is unique to the local church as it is anchored in the Word of God, dependent on the Spirit of God, and practiced in the community of believers.
Biblical Soul Care is more than a model of biblical counseling because it is in pursuit of intentional and intensive discipleship, and is centered on deep authentic fellowship.
While all good biblical counseling content is the same (it is based on the authority and sufficiency of the Bible), how and where counseling happens differs. We believe the context is more about community than privacy. While we hold strongly to confidentiality and discretion, we believe in counseling in community. Biblical Soul Care will function in and through our small group format because we firmly believe in not doing things alone.
In other words, Biblical Soul Care is not just for pastors or biblical counselors but it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer as it takes on varying forms like mentoring, coaching, and advocacy.
Mission: Glorify God by making disciples through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).
Vision: It’s our vision to return soul care to the local church by carefully stewarding and caring for the people entrusted to the body of Christ.
Passion: Ministering to the hurting in full dependence on the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and the Community of God to experience transforming life change.
- Christ Centered (Colossians 1:15-20) – The person of Christ, his preeminence, the gift of his life given to us.
- Biblically Grounded (John 1:14) – We get principles for life and godliness from the Bible and we want to give counsel that reflects both truth and grace.
- Spirit-led (John 6:63) – The real counselor is God who meets us through his Spirit. We want to be careful to give heed to his guidance and not simply let our experience dominate the direction for our counsel.
- Prayer Saturated (Colossians 4:2) – Humility and dependence on God are shown most clearly through prayer. We want to practice and model both humility and dependence throughout the counseling process.
- Community Based (Hebrews 10:24-25) – God calls us to live life in the context of his people. Care, encouragement, exhortation, and healing happen most fruitfully in the church community.