Scott Stephens is the founder and director of Covenant Counseling Center. He is also a counseling pastor at Pendleton Street Baptist Church’s West End Counseling Center, a board member of Redeemer Biblical Counseling Training Institute and a PhD student in the Biblical Counseling program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Our biblical “West End Counseling Center” is an important part of the discipleship ministry of Pendleton Street Baptist Church. Paul, in Colossians 3:16a, says “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom…” We believe that it is essential for any church’s discipleship ministry to have both a teaching arm and an admonishment arm. Therefore, this counseling ministry will provide occasional courses during CLA (parenting, marriage, etc.) and will offer times for individual and family counseling for those in need.
West End Counseling Center at Pendleton Street Baptist Church
The mission of Pendleton Street Baptist Church is to glorify God by making mature disciples of all nations – starting here in the West End of Greenville.
Following Christ includes using the gifts God has given to show love to others. As Christ taught in the Parable of the Talents, he expects us to use our God-given gifts in faithful service to him. As he taught in the Parable of the Good Samaritan, we are to show mercy and love to our neighbors, people who need help that we can supply.
Biblical counseling is a ministry of the Word in which counselors help individuals to understand and apply Scripture to their problems. As a result, such persons learn to follow Christ and honor God more fully. God has gifted people at Pendleton Street Baptist Church with the knowledge, skills, and desire to do biblical counseling.
Our commitment is first to counsel the members of our own church; then, we will provide counseling to those outside our congregation as God brings people across our path. In this way, we show mercy to those in need and build up the Church in our community. Thus, counselors are following Christ as they minister, and counselees are being helped to become followers of Christ who honor God in all of life.
We strive to accomplish our mission by:
- Connecting people with God by sharing the gospel and through worship
- Connecting people with the congregation through small groups, ministry, and fellowship opportunities
- Connecting people with our community through evangelistic and service opportunities
If you or someone you know is in need of Christian counseling, please let us know. There are a few ways to inquire about counseling:
- Indicate on Sunday Worship Guide tear-off sheet at church
- Call the church office at 864-232-7312
- Email the church office
- Complete the Personal Data Inventory questionnaire online by clicking here. (Your Personal Data Inventory is completely confidential and will be emailed directly to Counseling Pastor Scott Stephens.)
- Fees for counseling services are based on income
“Counseling, to be Christian, must be carried on in harmony with the regenerating and sanctifying work of the Spirit.” – Jay Adams