Biblical Counseling

There are times when you just need a helping hand. Many people do very well in some parts of their lives while they struggle in others. You may now be in a time when you need someone to come alongside and encourage you from the Bible.

People with all kinds of difficulties seek counsel and encouragement. The most common are those struggling in marriage, parenting, sexual sin, or with emotions (like depression or anger). In all cases we use the Bible, God’s Sufficient Word, to answer the problems of life.


There is Hope

We believe God has given us all we need in His inspired Word to know Him and to live in a way which is pleasing to Him and best for us.  All our difficulties may not evaporate.  However, when a person willingly submits to God’s instruction, clinging to his promises, there is hope and help.

There are answers for dealing with whatever you might be facing. In fact, many counselees experience significant progress in a few weeks.

Our counseling team offers biblical counseling to members of Grace Community Church and to some non-members, subject to evaluation and the counseling need. Counseling is based upon and informed by God’s inspired Word, the Bible.

Second Timothy 3:16, 17 tells us, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” Second Peter 1:3 tells us, “…His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness.” We believe Scripture is sufficient to address any and all difficulties one can encounter.

If you would like to request counseling:

⇒Please read FACTS ABOUT BIBLICAL COUNSELING and note any questions you might like to ask at the beginning of your first session. Please read this before going to the next step.

Click HERE to read more about our Philosophy of Biblical Counseling Ministry.


⇒Carefully read and sign the CONSENT TO COUNSEL and bring it to your first session.

⇒Complete the Personal Data Inventory (PDI):

1. download the PDF template

2. save it to your computer

3. open and complete it

4. save it again

5. attach it to an email to Ron O’Dell.

Once received, a counselor will follow up with you to schedule an appointment.

If you prefer to meet with a particular counselor, please let us know and we will try and accommodate your request. Scheduling and other demands may require us to schedule another counselor.

Once you have completed and sent the Personal Data Inventory we will send you a small booklet called Christ and Your Problems in the mail.

  • While you wait to be placed with a counselor, read Christ and Your Problems and complete the homework that will be sent with it.

If you have difficulty or questions regarding any of these steps, please contact Ron O’Dell and he will be glad to assist.

Our Biblical Counselors are certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

The Grace Community counselors include: Patty Brown, Jessica Mohr, Ron and Rachel O’Dell, Craig and Yvonne Hanson.

If you are in immediate need of care please call Grace Community Church (865) 984-0116 and ask to speak to an elder.

If this is a health emergency or you are thinking of harming yourself, please call 911.