Those in need may receive a referral to Christian resources. Sometimes referrals are to nonexplicit Christian organizations as they may be the best resource for the presenting need, stabilizing a person in crisis so they can receive Christian counseling.
A referral to an individual or institution is not an endorsement of that entity by Johnson Ferry. Callers may screen a choice of two or three referrals from us so they can make their own informed decision about their course of action.
Our Counseling Resource Ministry office is not staffed or designed to operate as a crisis center. True emergencies should call 911 (ask for a Crisis-Intervention Trained Officer or CIT), the Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-8255 (TALK), or go to the emergency room of your choice.
We understand there are times when people need the assistance of a mental health professional, such as a struggling marriage, infidelity, addiction, depression, or grief. We are a Counseling Resource Ministry which means we offer support groups, pastoral counseling, Stephen Ministry, as well as referrals to professionals in the community, providing us with references who have been extensively interviewed by our Pastoral Care Minister.
Relationships with referrals are current so we can make the best possible referrals for you. All counselors on our referral list are licensed or certified by the state of Georgia, with a few being in professional ministry positions that do not require licensing.
Call (770) 794-2978 for a referral. Your call is confidential, and by telling us the issue for which you are seeking help, we narrow the list of choices down to the best two or three so you can choose which one best addresses your situation. Those in need may also search the Association of Christian Counselors.
January - April on Tuesday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m.
Two tracks available at the end of training. Choose either the two-year commitment to meet with an individual on a weekly basis; or personalized coaching in visitation, support group facilitation, benevolence, Bible study care ministry, etc.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 794.2983 for details. To apply, download the Stephen Minister Application and return it to the Pastoral Care office.
Care Givers Support Groups
Men's Career Transition Group
Marriage Prep Workshop