Benefits of Lay Counseling

A lay counseling ministry gives local church members and attenders the opportunity to meet with a lay counselor for spiritual counseling.

People seeking guidance from lay counselors have a variety of needs, including marriage and parenting issues, fear, anger, addictions, grief, and other issues related to the challenges of life.

Across America, church lay counseling ministries are helping people find hope and healing. Lay counseling ministries can:

  • Build fellowship and accountability in churches.
  • Serve as an effective and valuable outreach ministry to the community.
  • Help pastors by serving as an additional resource for counseling needs in their churches.

Resource: Pastoral Counseling Guidelines Checklist

2 “Lay.” Merriam-Webster Unabridged. 2022. Accessed 1 September 2022.