DDCommunity Counseling for Christian Leaders
Welcome to Desperately Dependent Community. DDCommunity exists to engage and encourage Christian leaders* to find Christ relevant to every area of life thereby promoting effective, sustained ministries. While cultivating a community of compassionate caregivers who desire to serve the body of Christ, our ministry motivates spiritual maturity.
The DDCommunity Counseling for Christian leaders* offers Christ-centered solutions to life’s issues and struggles arising in Christian ministry. Our counseling is founded upon the belief that Jesus Christ is the center of wellness, that the Bible is our authority for practice, and that psychology is defined as the applied aspect of theology. We do not profess or adhere to any secular perspective, nor do we seek to advise anyone in the ways of these secular practices.
The building of trust and the maintaining of confidence is an intricate part of the helping process. Ordinarily, information about a counselee will not be given to anyone without his/her consent. However, there are specific exceptions to this: (1) When, in the counselor’s judgment, a counselee appears to be a danger to himself/herself or others, (2) When a minor, handicapped, or elderly person is endangered by abuse or neglect.
As a religious, charitable organization DDC counseling confidentiality is protected by Tennessee law; therefore, we refrain from participation in the legal process, even when being solicited by a subpoena or court order. Additionally, any record generated by our counselors constitutes the personal notes of the counselor concerning your case, existing for the purpose of providing optimal care to you. These notes will not be given to the counselee, nor given to any legal representative, nor tendered to any other professional practitioner.
Desperately Dependent Community operates as a 501(c)3 religious non-profit organization. Gracious financial gifts enable the ministries of DDC to continue. To be accessible to all Christian leaders* we do not set a standard counseling rate, but rather ask you to prayerfully consider how the Holy Spirit directs you to support our on-going ministry. Because many ask, the fair market value for counseling averages around $120.00 per hour. You may contribute online through our website www.ddcommunity.org.
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment so we may be wise stewards of His time.
“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”John 8:31–32 NASB
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*Christian Leader: anyone who is in a position to lead another toward spiritual maturity.