Crossroad’s Counseling Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Statement of Faith

Crossroad’s Counseling Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Statement of Faith

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“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8

Crossroad’s Counseling Mission

Our mission is to help couples, families, and individuals connect with God, self, and others in authentic and vulnerable relationships by utilizing the discipline of psychotherapy as a tool to bring hope, healing, and growth.  Through counseling, coaching, and group intensives we strive to help our clients experience freedom from brokenness through the transforming grace and truth of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Crossroad’s Counseling Vision

Our vision is to be a dynamic group of “wounded healers” (Henri Nouwen) “full of the Holy Spirit and anointed to bring good news to the afflicted, healing to the brokenhearted, and to set the captives free” (Isaiah 61:1); Crossroads counseling strives to be the premier Christian counseling agency and relationship center in Arizona.  

Crossroad’s Counseling Core Values

Compassion

As an agency, Crossroads Counseling believes in and practices compassion for others. We strive to treat our clients with dignity, respect, empathy, and warmth.

Competence

As an agency, Crossroads Counseling is committed to providing empirically validated and research-based models of therapy such as EFT and EMDR.  The therapists at Crossroads Counseling are highly skilled, trained, and effective at what they do.

Truth and Grace

John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Like Jesus, who is the ultimate Healer and Counselor, the therapists at Crossroads Counseling seek to be “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). 

As an agency, Crossroads Counseling is a place where others can experience God’s truth (all have sinned) and His grace that He has given us salvation through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Connection

Genesis 2:24 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”

We are created for connection/relationship.  First and primary is our relationship with God.  Second, our relationship as husband and wife.  Third, our relationship with family and community.  The therapists at Crossroads Counseling seek to help others connect in an authentic relationship with God, self, and others. 

As an agency, Crossroads Counseling creates and fosters a culture of community, family, and team.  We believe that in order to effectively help others we must be connected and supporting one another as Galatians 6:2 reads, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

Transformation

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Transformation is only possible through God.  Humankind is lost, powerless, and “dead in our sins and trespasses” Ephesians 2:1.  The starting point of change is to recognize that “God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5.  

As an agency, we are conduits of the transforming and healing power of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We recognize that it is through the Holy Spirit that transformation and growth occurs both in us and in our clients.  We are invested in our own growth and in the growth of our clients.  We are being transformed to be more like Christ (Romans 12:1-2) and to cultivate the fruits of the spirit: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23

Crossroad’s Counseling Key Statements of Faith

As an agency, we have set forth these statements of faith that are foundational principles which guide and lead all that we do.

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God.  We acknowledge that all psychological principles are to be weighed against the Bible and that Scripture is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks.

WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He has revealed Himself in creation, history, and in Jesus Christ.  

WE BELIEVE in the person and work of Jesus Christ, including His deity, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His true humanity, His miracles, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father, and in His coming personal return in power and in glory.

WE BELIEVE that for salvation of lost and sinful people, the regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe that the Holy Spirit is fully God and is worshipped and glorified with the Father and Son. He divinely inspired the scriptures, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, leads Christ’s Church in truth and is the Teacher and Comforter sent by Jesus Christ.

Our beliefs are best summed up in the The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

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