Counseling & DiscipleShip Training

What is Counseling and Discipleship Training?

This program was designed by ACBC to train pastors, missionaries, and lay people in the church with biblical counseling principles and practice. Its purpose is to get everyone counseling and discipling--parents, Sunday school teachers, youth and children volunteers, senior adults, and many more kinds of people in various roles

When is this Training?

March 20-21, April 24-25, & May 15-16

Friday Evening & Saturday Morning and Afternoon.

For more information click this link to see the speakers, the schedule, and how to register:

Welcome to Woodlawn Biblical Counseling

Need Counseling?


We understand that there are times in life where you just need a helping hand.

In fact, many people are doing very well in some parts of their life while struggling in others.  Now might be the time when you need someone to come alongside and encourage you from the Bible.  

Woodlawn Biblical Counseling Ministries


Woodlawn Biblical Counseling Ministries exists to help you in your struggle.  We believe that the Bible has answers for all of the problems we face in life.  Most of all, we believe in a Savior, Jesus Christ, who stands ready to help us in our time of need. 

  • About Our Ministry:

    1. Is there any hope for biblical counseling to work?

    We believe that God has given us all we need to know Him and to live in a way that is pleasing to Him.  All our difficulties may not evaporate.  However, when a person willingly submits to God's instructions and clings to his promises there is hope and help.


    There are answers for dealing with whatever you might be facing. In fact, many of our counselees see significant progress in 8-12 weeks.


    We see people with all kinds of problems, but the most common would be those struggling in their marriage, helping parents with their children, those dealing with sexual sin, and those struggling with their emotions (e.g. depression or anger). In all cases, we use the Bible, God’s Sufficient Word, to answer the problems of life.

  • 3. Are the counselors qualified?


    All of our counselors, whether they are pastors or laypersons, go through a rigorous training program in biblical counseling.  The training includes multiple training classes, successfully completing two comprehensive exams, and over 50 hours of supervised counseling.  All of our counselors are certified or are in the process of certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).


    4. Are the counselors medical doctors?


    No.  Our counselors are not medical doctors.  If you have a medical problem, please contact your physician. 

  • 5. What does counseling cost?

    Woodlawn Biblical Counseling Ministries is a ministry of Woodlawn Baptist Church.  Our commitment is to offer counseling that is free of charge as a service to our community.


    6. How do I get started?


    For more information or questions regarding the counseling we offer, please call our church office at (225)-753-1667  or send an e-mail to

Counseling Testimony Videos

Below are a number of short testimonials as to the value of training in discipleship and biblical counseling. Take a moment to watch one to help you determine taking this step of growth into becoming a better disciple-maker.