Counseling Support Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide access and assistance in funding for a Christian counselor to be available to pastors, church planters, staff and families.  It also is to bring a counselor to the Dakotas to consult, lead workshops in churches and associations, both regionally and state-wide.

The fund is to help financially with the cost of counseling based on financial need utilizing a sliding scale.

Guidelines for this fund:

  1. When a pastor, church planter, staff or family member indicates through the below form, phone call or personal request his desire for a counselor, a confidential request form will be mailed to him.
  2. The form will be directly submitted to the Christian counselor with the counselor being responsible for contacting the person requesting help.
  3. If the person requesting help has a counselor he or she prefers, the DBC Executive will contact the individual and assistance will be arranged.
  4. The DBC will cover the cost of four sessions with a counselor and consider more at the recommendation of the counselor.
  5. After four sessions, the counselee will be asked to assume some part of the cost for counseling on a sliding scale to be determined by financial need.
  6. Any counseling assistance provided will be approved by the chairman and vice-chairman of the Executive Board upon recommendation of the Executive Director.  Names will be shared in strictest confidence.