Our Biblical Counseling team is made of committed, trained volunteers who walk alongside those who are suffering and struggling.
“My career was in social work for 30 yrs with special needs children in Public schools then with maternity patients at the Greenville hospital. After retiring and spending time with my Mom until her passing in 2019, I began to ask God to show me where He wanted me to serve Him next.
Shortly after those prayers, I was contacted by Asheton about the Biblical Counseling program.
I knew God was calling me and I was excited to serve Him but also knew it would be hard work and a big commitment to be certified.
Philippians 2:12 came to mind “work out your salvation with fear and trembling”. As I stepped out to do what God had called me to do, I began to experience so much joy and contentment. Nothing feels better than being in the center of God’s will. I’ve learned if He calls you He will equip you.
Through the last 20 months of training, I have a deeper devotion to God. It has been a beautiful process. I have not only learned about God’s amazing attributes but have experienced them. It has been a very worshipful experience, one I will cherish forever.
I’m looking forward to helping others to understand and know the God I know and walk alongside them in the process of their restoration to Him. “
“I had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for over 30 years when I felt a real need and a Holy Spirit nudge to be immersed. I loved my small church in Gaffney, SC, and felt no real need to leave it. Consequently, it took me almost a year to find a minister willing to baptize a non-member. The moment was life-changing for me. I began to seek the Lord with new fervor. God was preparing me for many life-changes which were about to occur in my life. Only my career remained somewhat constant. After the birth of my grandson, who has a processing learning disorder, I devoted many non-working hours to learning with him. Our learning routine continued through his graduation from Clemson in May, 2021. I became a Baptist in 2002, but my spiritual growth on steroids literally launched at The Church at the Mill just seven years ago! Our pastor solidly preaches the WORD of God, and my small group leader is beyond amazing. God has richly blessed me. When the opportunity was presented to me to be a part of the counseling ministry, I could not join quickly enough. To be among a new group of learners has been phenomenal! My sanctification process has been given a cosmic boost, and I could not be more grateful. I look forward to every step that follows.”
“For most of the 20 years I’ve been in ministry, I tried to help others understand God’s sovereignty, fumbling my way through discipleship and counseling as best I could. Almost four years ago though, I was offered the opportunity through CATM’s leadership to begin the Biblical Counseling certification process through ACBC and it has been invaluable to equip me minister to others well. I have honed my theology, learned how to help hurting people find respite in Christ alone, and have grown in my personal relationship with Christ immeasurably through this process.“
“I chose to do biblical counseling training because I wanted to know how theology and practical ministry collides. As a pastor having the right tools is critical for meeting the spiritual needs of a struggling Christian.“
Rev. Kris Kuriger
“For me counseling is a calling. I have always had a passion to help others and when Church at The Mill started the counseling center, I felt led to become certified and serve as a counselor in this wonderful ministry. The certification process through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors has equipped me to serve others using God's Word. It has made me a better ministry leader, a better person. The counseling center at Church At The Mill is community in the best sense of the word.....it is a family of likeminded believers serving others through the storms of life. It is an honor to serve and be trained at Church At The Mill! “
“My journey with Biblical Counseling started 15 years ago in Texas through the local church. That is where Ken & I were introduced to the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors training and excellent standards of counseling. Five years ago, when Ken & I moved to Spartanburg to join this church family, I had no idea what God’s plans were for me as a counselor, I just knew it was a calling and that I would continue to counsel either within the local church or the local community and so I remained open to where He would lead me. I consider it a humble privilege to be a part of the counseling ministry at Church at The Mill. That Christ has taken me, a messed up and imperfect person, and used me as an instrument to help others is only proof that He can use anybody as long as they allow His word to guide them.”
Certified Biblical Counselor
“As a mom and middle school teacher, the decision to pursue certification was a simple choice. Every day I am counseling either my own children or my students. I had hopes that this certification would equip me better to help those in my circle of influence. What I didn’t know when I signed up was how the Lord would use this training to transform me and the way I view life and difficult situations. No longer do I shrink back at hard conversations or situations, but I rely on His sufficient Word to guide how I love and encourage those around me. It has given me a confidence in the Lord and His word that I have never known before. I have an assurance that no matter what happens to me or those around me, I have the answer they need in Jesus and His word! I have a hope that is constant and secure, and I have the tools to share that hope in a way that is clear and concise. From helping a young man at youth camp this summer navigate a very difficult situation to ministering to a friend that has suffered two miscarriages, pursuing this certification has changed the way I love and encourage those around me.”