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Adult Ministry pastoral search team

INTRODUCTION

Purpose & Importance of the Pastoral Search Process

SEARCH PROCESS

1. Preparation
2. Search
3. Interview
4. Calling

SEARCH COMMITTEE

1. Jared Holley, Chair
2. Amy Walker, Vice Chair
3. Bruce Devers, Secretary
4. Meagan Johnston
5. Jamie Miller
6. Chad Shelton
7. Mike West

Want to reach out to the search team?  Email connect@hhbc.net

UPDATES

April 21, 2024
“Hello Church family, my name is Jared Holley, I am a member of the Adult Ministry Pastor Search Team. Since the church commissioned our team on Sunday, February 11th we have jumped right into action. We have already met a couple of times and received the training from SBCV. We are so excited to be on this journey. As we begin the work, we wanted to share with you the 4 steps in the process - prepare, search, interview, and call. And also to remind everyone this process is not super quick. We are currently working through the preparation phase. Our ask at this point, is that you would be praying for God to lead us through all parts of this process and begin praying for the man God is preparing to call for this role. “

  • Who can receive counseling at Hyland Heights Counseling Center?
    We work with individuals, couples, and families. We are able to see children (ages 5+), teens, adults, and senior adults. Premarital counseling is also available from our SYMBIS-trained providers. Additionally, you can check our HHBC counseling page to see what types of group counseling we currently have available.
  • How is this different from Pastoral Counseling?
    Our counselors are not pastors. They provide Clinical Mental Health Counseling services. Pastoral counseling can be pursued alongside our clinical counseling, if desired.
  • Is there a limit to how long I can attend counseling?
    Yes. For no-cost counseling, 12 free sessions are offered. During your time in counseling, your provider will help to determine if other programs, groups, or referrals could benefit you following your counseling sessions. For paid counseling services, length of counseling will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the counselor and client.
  • Can I choose my therapist?
    Counseling interns are provided clients based on mutual appointment time availability, so unfortunately you are not able to choose your therapist for our no-cost counseling services. You are welcome to write who you would like to work with in our additional comments section of the application, but there are no guarantees you will be placed with that particular counselor.
  • I want a specific type of counseling. Can my counselor provide that?
    Possibly! You are more than welcome to write your request in the comments section of the application or ask your counselor if they are willing/able to provide a certain type of counseling, however, we cannot make any guarantees.
  • Is there a waitlist for counseling?
    Our free counseling services typically have a waitlist. When completing the application for no-cost counseling, we recommend that you list as many possible times you are available, increasing the possibility of more quickly finding an intern counselor who meets your availability. Additionally, you can choose to utilize our paid counseling services, which may have a shorter wait time.
  • What should I expect for my appointment?
    Appointments are typically scheduled to reoccur at the same day & time each week. For your first appointment, you will bring your completed paperwork with you, or your counselor will give you time to complete it in your session. From the start of your appointment time, individual counseling sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes, and family & couple sessions are scheduled for 75 minutes.What should I expect for my appointment? A: Appointments are typically scheduled to reoccur at the same day & time each week. For your first appointment, you will bring your completed paperwork with you, or your counselor will give you time to complete it in your session. From the start of your appointment time, individual counseling sessions are scheduled for 50 minutes, and family & couple sessions are scheduled for 75 minutes.
  • I live too far away. Can I still see a counselor online?
    All of our clinical counseling services are only available to those who reside in the state of Virginia, permanently or for school. With our paid counseling services, you are able to attend counseling sessions fully virtual! However, our free counseling services require you to attend the first session in-person, and after that, you can attend sessions virtually through telehealth. If you would like to find a counselor in your area, you can search the American Association of Christian Counselors HERE.
  • How can I support the mission of the Hyland Heights Counseling Center?
    We appreciate your interest in helping us reach our community! You can make a donation HERE. Your donation will help us continue to provide free services, make efficiency and appearance updates to our building, expansions to our services, and provide reimbursement of weekly supervision costs for our student counselors. Additionally, we would love for you to partner with us by praying for our center, counselors, and clients.
  • Still have questions about our clinical services at Hyland Heights Counseling Center?
    Contact connect@hhbc.net. *Please understand that we cannot ensure the security of your emails. Email communications are not encrypted, therefore it is inadvisable to send private or sensitive information by email.
  • What step in the process are you currently in?
    We are currently in the PREPARATION step.
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