Emmaus Free Church is dedicated to reaching out to developing counselors professionally by demonstrating the love of Christ as they provide counseling to the community. Through its minister/s, it gives back professional knowledge, divine wisdom to counselors who assist those ailing in spirit needing to rekindle hope, communication with others, manage life stressors, recover from trauma, grieve losses, let go of harmful addictions, and other difficult situations and relationships.
Emmaus provides the counselor with clinical supervision that is professional in nature with high ethical and valued principles based on current counseling standards of practice via the National Board for Certified Counselors code of ethics as well as biblical principles rooted in love and Godly wisdom.
Pathways Counseling Services, being a ministry and service to both counselors (who may or may not profess the same beliefs as the church) and the community, helps the church bring services directly to people in need. It’s the church that comes to you…the church in action. This approach is unique to many people who may picture a church as a building with “services” on Sunday morning with people sitting in pews or chairs listening to a pastor, priest, bishop, or other official sounding titled person on a stage.
Emmaus Free Church is just that, a free church as our Founding Fathers of the United States of America intended as penned in our Constitution’s 1st Amendment…free from the entanglements of men, accountable to Jesus Christ, the head of the Church. A free church does not define government policy, nor have governments define church policy or theology, nor seeks or receives government endorsement or funding for its general mission. The “term” is especially relevant, distinct and set apart here in the States and in countries with established state churches.
We seek to live at peace with all men and share with the community in times of distress towards mental, emotional, and spiritual health and healing.