True and lasting life transformation is a two-fold process involving the whole person; body, mind and spirit. Secular counseling deals primarily with the conscious and/or subconscious mind with the hope of changing unhealthy patterns of behavior.
Our desire is not just external behavioral change but lasting internal heart change effecting both the emotions and the thought process (logic). This is accomplished by leading people to an experiential connection with Christ through the application of biblical principles, prayer and the working of the Holy Spirit. Receiving forgiveness and healing through Christ is the key to lasting transformation and effects every other earthly relationship. To learn more click one of the PowerPoint presentations below.
- What is Christ-Centered Counseling
This is an article I wrote to give a clear definition of Christian Counseling
- Two-Fold Process of Transformation
- The Iceberg Method
I think of George as a person who is not just a theologian, but also a believer who leads by example. His personal relationship with the Father has brought him through the many struggles that we all face, in a way that is an example to everyone with whom he has come in contact.
Our meeting with you last week was very beneficial. I personally felt like you were delivering a message directly from God, straight into our hearts.
George went above and beyond what anyone could expect in using the gifts and abilities God has equipped him with to help guide our family through the healing process at such a traumatic time in our life.
George was extremely helpful. He empathized with my struggles and really cared about my future. He was a great listener, but also offered so much practical advice and wisdom. Each week I felt like I left with something to work through which would draw me closer to functioning effectively in Christ.
I knew that I needed to speak to someone as I was really hurting and needed to talk but it was very difficult for me to admit that my marriage had sunk to an all-time low like it did. . . He hit me between the eyes with a statement that really caught my attention. It is a statement I will never forget as long as I live. This was my true wake up call, literally — George stated that “if you lose your family because of ministry, you have already disqualified yourself from ministry.” Wow! By now the… Read more
For any and all who have a need for Godly counsel and spiritual direction, George would be among those at the top of my list of recommended providers.
Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your message this morning. You were right on target and your illustration was exceptionally effective.
God used you in our lives in a powerful way. Your presence, counsel, prayer, and phone calls have been a source of healing and hope.
In 2008 I hit my rock bottom… Your faithfulness to Christ’s calling most likely saved my life, marriage, and family… You gave us a lot of guidelines that were extremely helpful in giving us hope, and which turned my behavior and habits around… Had you not been there, I’m pretty sure I might be dead by now.
George was warm and friendly and always put us at ease. He was extremely encouraging and transparent, which helped us in discussion. We were given some valuable insights for our upcoming marriage.
God used your prayers and encouragement to help us not give up and to continue to stay faithful to God’s work. We genuinely appreciate you.
Thank you so much for your prayers, support with wisdom, counsel and guidance. May our Lord give back to you more in every aspect of your life for the time spent guiding us wounded sheep. You have been a tremendous blessing.
It was a great first meeting with you. I’m so glad my spouse consented to join us. You have come up in conversation several times today as we have reflected on what God did through you last night. You are being used mightily by Him in your counseling. Thanks again.
You have a gift. I definitely felt the Holy Spirit working through you. Using scripture and keeping God at the center was awesome.
I want to let you know that my husband and I renewed our vows in June 2014. (44 years) Your counsel and encouragement for me to take some time for God to work in his life and mine really helped me. God opened Bill’s eyes to his blind spots and renewed our love for one another during the nearly four months that I stayed in Colorado. Thank you! And Praise the Lord!
He has a pastor’s heart, is trustworthy, a gifted communicator, a loyal husband and father, but most of all a devoted follower of Christ.
George Stahnke is caring, knowledgeable, professional, and sincere. What everyone needs when they are having a hard time.