Lay Counselor Roles

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Hello and welcome to my essay on the importance of understanding the roles of a lay Counselor. During this essay I plan to show the reader some the key tools any counselor would need to be aware of while conducting a counseling session. By the end of this essay the reader will know how to identify the roles and there importance. The first thing we need to do is clarify what a lay counselor is. Lay is a person who is not a member of the clergy; one of the laity. Counselor is a person that counsels or a adviser. The church has this to say about lay counseling: James 1:1-2 reminds us that the trials we encounter can produce endurance, and help make us real and whole in Christ. Counselors can help bear the burden of coping with sudden/unexpected change and or stand with you in times of need. When one part of the body is hurt or injured it affects the whole body: Family members, extended family, friends, and neighbors. This is a ministry of helps to assist the Pastors in shepherding and caring for those in the church who are hurting. Such a ministry of caring and helping people has been given to all Christians (e.g., Galatians 6:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:11, 14) but especially to those who have the spiritual gift of exhortation or encouragement (Romans 12:8) as well as knowledge, wisdom, healing, discerning of spirits (1 Corinthians…show more content…
Widows, for example, can often help other widows, and divorced persons frequently can help those whose marriages are breaking up. Recently a young lady went home to be with the Lord she had cancer, another family in the congregation called to say that they had experienced a similar tragedy several months previously. Soon one family was helping another through the sharing of a common

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