“Take good counsel and accept correction- that’s the way to live wisely and well.” Proverbs. 19:20
Let’s face it, life can be tough. Sometimes, in spite of what we know and in spite of our best efforts, the challenges of life can overwhelm us. At those times, we need someone who will remind us of the healing power of the cross through Jesus Christ.
The Counseling Ministry was created to move the Mount Olive family towards an intra-disciplinary integration of Christian theology, spirituality, and psychology. The ministry provides one-on-one Christian counseling for members and non-members who need help with family issues, their relationships, or other life-challenging situations.
The ministry utilizes the skills of trained Lay Counselors in meeting the needs of the congregation and provides the following services:
*Individual Counseling (adults, teens, and children)
*Marriage & Relationship Counseling
*Premarital Counseling (see Weddings)
Lay Counseling Ministry
Lay Counselors assist the Director of Counseling and Family Ministries in meeting the counseling needs of the congregation and community. Lay Counselors must love God and his people, and have a calling to see others restored to spiritual, emotional, and relational wholeness and healing. In addition to their training, Lay Counselors depend on scripture and on the Holy Spirit for insight and guidance when assisting others.
L.I.V.E-Single Adult Ministry
L. I. V. E. (Living in Victory Everyday) is a ministry for single adults ages 45 and older that is dedicated to connecting people to God, other people, and serving others through community outreach. The ministry meets several times per year for seminars, fellowships, retreats, and outreach projects. Check the Sunday bulletin for upcoming events.
Working closely with the Deacons Ministry and the Transportation Ministry, the Caregivers Ministry serves as the liaison between the church and our sick & shut-in members through monthly visitations. The Caregivers Ministry also provides emotional and spiritual support to members who are the primary caregivers of a sick or disabled family member.
The Grief Ministry continues to provide support to members who have experienced a death in the family through phone calls and cards. The ministry also provides much needed long-term follow-up to bereaved members who may be struggling to adjust to life without their loved one.