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Shepherd Policies

Please understand that we are not licensed counselors or certified life coaches. The guidance that we offer will be spiritually based guidance that is founded on our understanding of scripture and wisdom from our past experiences as they relate to each individual circumstance. We are in no way liable for the outcome of any decision made by anyone seeking guidance with us.

“Shepherd” Policies

-Each person seeking in-office guidance must faithfully attend and be plugged in to a D’ship Group and, depending on the issue at hand, have sought guidance from their group leader prior to attempts to schedule an in-office session. From that time forward, any future in office guidance sessions will be contingent upon their continued faithful connection to their D’ship Group.

-Each person seeking in office guidance must faithfully attend Sunday worship service. From that time forward, any future in office guidance sessions will be contingent upon their continued faithful Sunday worship service attendance.

-Each session is contingent upon completion of previously given assignments. Assignments may include, but are not limited to, Bible study, book reading, audio sermons and/or practical exercises. Additional sessions will not be scheduled until these assignments are satisfactorily completed.

-At any time we reserve the right to discontinue any further sessions and recommend professional counseling.

-Sessions will typically be 1 hour in length and no more.

-Childcare must be obtained by those seeking guidance sessions.

-Children may not be left unattended on the church property during guidance sessions.

-Children may not attend guidance sessions with those seeking guidance unless the issues at hand include them and their attendance is approved by the staff member conducting the session.

– At no time will a staff member conduct a session alone with the opposite sex without a third party on the property.

*All guidance sessions are confidential, however please know that we are bound by law to report certain issues to the appropriate authorities.

The nature of guidance given will not only be that of advising each individual regarding issues discussed, but will also be that of equipping those individuals to alleviate these issues on an ongoing basis without the need for future sessions.

Please understand that we are not licensed counselors or certified life coaches. The guidance that we offer will be spiritually based guidance that is founded on our understanding of scripture and wisdom from our past experiences as they relate to each individual circumstance. We are in no way liable for the outcome of any decision made by anyone seeking guidance with us.