Associate Pastor Bill Gibbs          

For Appointments:  913-334-7777 Ext #221             

bll.gibbs@gmail.com

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PRE-MARITAL

Pastor Gibbs provides counseling in various areas of addictions, or life dominating sins. Premarital counseling including, learning styles, temperament assessment. He uses Dennis Rainey’s Premarital Counseling workbook. Pastor Gibbs believes that marital problems are more reflective of a person’s walk with God, which means that having a bad relationship with a spouse reflects a bad relationship with God. Pastor Gibbs seeks to teach his counselees how to approach circumstances, relationships and situations of life from a biblical perspective and to experience victory and contentment in all of life’s trials, testings, and problems.

God’s plan for you to change in a biblical way centers on His Son, Jesus Christ.

Because God’s standard is one of perfection (Leviticus 19:2, Matthew 5:48)

You cannot meet it by your own efforts (Psalm 143:2; Romans 3:23)

You cannot save yourself (Prov. 20:9)

Nor depend on any other human being to redeem you (Psalm 49:7)

You need to recognize your helplessness to meet God’s standard (Isa. 64:6)

And need to repent of your sin (Luke 15:7; 2 Peter 3:9)

By God’s grace and mercy, you recognize your lost condition and believe wholeheartedly and sincerely on the Lord Jesus Christ to receive the gift of eternal life. (John 3:16; 1John 5:11-13)

And forgiveness for your sins (Mark 16:16; Eph 1:7)

OPEN DOOR BAPTIST CHURCH

COUNSELING POLICIES

The counseling services provided at Open Door Baptist Church are a ministry to Open Door Baptist Church members. The purpose of this ministry is to provide biblical counseling services for you and education for lay counselors of Open Door Baptist Church. Bill Gibbs is on staff with the Calvary University and is an adjunct instructor with Calvary University teaching several courses in the Undergraduate Dept.

As a teaching counselor Mr. Gibbs is responsible for training new counselors. It is possible that with your permission a counselor trainee or lay counselor will be observing the counselor and the counseling process. Trainees and lay counselors are subject to the same guidelines in regard to confidentiality as our counselors.

Open Door Baptist Church through the regular tithes and offerings of its members supports the counseling ministry. Counseling services are available to those who are not members as a ministry to the community. A donation to this ministry would show support of these counseling services. If you choose to make a donation, you may make a check out to Open Door Baptist Church for any amount.

The counselor will not normally be available for telephone conversations due to scheduled appointments. However if you have a life-threatening situation please call 911. Otherwise, please leave a message and the counselor will return your call as soon as possible.

Due to the increasing need for our counseling services, we ask that in the event that you need to cancel an appointment that you do so at least two days in advance in order that we can offer the time to someone on the waiting list.

Bill Gibbs has a Master’s degree in Bible and Counseling from Calvary Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, but is not state licensed as a professional counselor in Missouri or Kansas, and is not a psychologist or psychiatrist. Bill is an adjunct instructor at Calvary Bible College teaching several courses in the Non-Traditional Students department.

Bill has been married to Martha for 45 years, and they minister together at Open Door Baptist Church.. They have two married children and five grandchildren. They reside in the Kansas City North area of Kansas City, Missouri.

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