Discipleship Counseling at ACCFS

1 Corinthians 3:9  “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.”

Discipleship counseling is based upon biblical principles and is designed to create an opportunity for spiritual growth through participating in a series of individual spiritual counseling sessions with a lay counselor either in-office or remotely.

ACCFS Discipleship Counselors have received training in applying spiritual counseling principles in a variety of subject areas and are supervised by one of the clinical counselors at ACCFS. Discipleship counselors are lay counselors and are not professional mental health therapists.  

What types of issues do the ACCFS discipleship counselors help people with?

The list of issues below is not exhaustive, but provides a good sampling of the types of issues that the discipleship counselors at ACCFS work with:

Marriage and Family Issues Spiritual & Behavioral IssuesAdjustment Issues
Premarital CounselingScripture ApplicationGrief & Loss
Marriage EnrichmentOvercoming Distorted Images of GodSelf-Worth Issues
Marital IssuesFinancial IssuesSocial Skills Training
ParentingPornography & Sexual AddictionLife Transitions


I would like to start counseling with an ACCFS discipleship counselor.  How do I get that set up? 

Call the ACCFS office (309-263-5536 or 877-370-9988) during normal business hours and one of the ACCFS receptionists will be glad to help you. You will be asked for some basic contact information and you will likely be scheduled for a for a free triage session where an ACCFS clinical counselor can learn more about your situation. Based on your situation and location you and the counselor will determine next steps after the triage call.  

What are your fees for discipleship counseling? 

There is no charge for discipleship counseling; however, donations to support ACCFS are accepted.

What other policies do you have?

Anyone working with an ACCFS Discipleship Counselor will be asked to review and sign the  Discipleship Counseling Informed Consent and Confidentiality Agreement (76 kb).

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;  Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."  2 Corinthians 1:3-4