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Do you counsel?

I’m currently dealing with a couple counseling issues that came to light in the past couple of days. Both deal with sexual abuse. I’m suddenly feeling that I’m in way over my head. Which brings me to something I learned a long time ago. I’m not a professional counselor!

As student ministers, it’s not our job to have an answers for every single question or issue. Sometimes issues go way beyond our set of skills. Here at Greenwood, we have a couple counseling options on tap for these types of situations. Does your church utilize counselors or do they expect you to be the professional? How do you handle these types of issues?

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