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Christian Counseling Services

Christian Counseling Services
1804 N. Wheeling Ave., Suite #5
Muncie, Indiana 47303

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Christian Counseling Services is a Bible-based not-for-profit counseling ministry ministering to the needs of hurting people. It offers individual, family and group counseling.  It is the goal of this ministry to help people who are dealing with issues of many kinds.

Christian Counseling Services has Offices in Muncie, Kokomo, and Markle:

MUNCIE, INDIANA Private, Secluded Office 1804 N. Wheeling Ave. Suite 5 765-289-1631

KOKOMO, INDIANA Macedonia Christian Church 1532 South 500 East, Kokomo, Indiana 765-452-4898 MacedoniaChristian.org

MARKLE, INDIANA Markle Church of Christ 455 E.  Morse Street, Markle, Indiana 260-758-2171 MarkleChurch.org

CICERO, INDIANA Cicero Christian Church 1715 Stringtown Pike, Cicero, Indiana 317-984-4653 CiceroChristianChurch.org

Types of problems treated in counseling:

Marital and Family Difficulties

Pre-Marital Counseling

Communication

Fear, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks

Self-abuse issues

Career exploration

Study Skills

Depression

Anger

Parenting Skills Enhancement

Self-esteem

Stress Management

Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

Guilt

Forgiveness for Others and for Self

Divorce Recovery

Lonliness

Grieving and Loss

Drug and Alcohol Dependency

Sexual Abuse

Types Of Counseling

Our Dynamic List of Counseling Services includes:

  • Individual Counseling

  • Group Counseling

  • Couples Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • Workshops

  • Support Groups

  • Consulting

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS CHRISTIAN COUNSELING SERVICES?  Christian Counseling Services is a counseling ministry of the independent Christian Churches/ Churches of Christ in Central Indiana.  It began in 1983, and was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985.  The main office for C.C.S is located at 1804 N. Wheeling Ave., Suite #5, Muncie, Indiana 47303.  C.C.S also has offices located in Kokomo, IN at Macedonia Christian Church and in Markle, IN at the Markle Church of Christ.  Besides counseling, C.C.S also offers a wide variety of seminars and workshops.  These are ideal for retreats, revivals, and fellowship gatherings for all ages from Jr. High to Adult.

WHO IS THE COUNSELOR AT C.C.S?  Charles Gerber received his Masters in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in 1981.  Charley has experience in individual, family, and group counseling. He started C.C.S when he saw the need for a Christian counselor in the area.  Charley has spoken in many states across the country.  He has made a number of appearances on television and radio.  Charley is not just a counselor who is Christian — he is a Christian Counselor.  He uses the Bible as his basis in all counseling.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THESE SERVICES?  The counseling fees are based on two things:

1) Whether the client attends or is a member of a supporting church.

2) The client’s income.

Appointments can be arranged by calling (765) 289-1631.  All calls are totally confidential.  Both day and evening appointments are available. Some Saturdays are also available.

HOW CAN I PRAY FOR Charley and CCS?   Pray for the clients that I work with.  Pray that they would be open to God’s guidance through their issues.

Pray that CCS meets the needs of those people seeking help. Strength is gained knowing that people are praying for this ministry.

How are problems viewed?

  • Scriptural causes of the problem will be addressed
  • Scriptural symptoms of the problem will be addressed
  • Scriptural solutions of the problem will be addressed

Biblical Counseling Works

I am not just a counselor who is a Christian — I am a Christian Counselor.  This ministry is based on the Bible and how it applies to the problems of man. This ministry is to bring healing to the Christian community as well as the non-Christian community.

WHY A CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR?  Christian Counseling Services believes that Christians should seek guidance and help from people who share their same Christian values (Proverbs 20:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).  Because Charley is a committed Christian, he will view the client’s problems, and their solutions, from a Biblical, Christian perspective.

I believe that God is willing to heal people (Matthew 8:3). God wants to heal the whole man: body, soul and spirit (John 7:23). Scripture brings healing in people’s lives (Psalm 107:20).

There are four emotional strongholds used by the devil to devour, destroy and detour people (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

These strongholds are:

Guilt (which is an emotional torment — Proverbs 28:17)

Fear (which is a snare –Proverbs 29:25)

Bitterness (which comes from ancient angers held in past sunset — Ezekiel 35:5; Ephesians 4:26-27)

Inappropriate self-esteem (either low or high).  This inappropriate self-esteem (which is self-deception often taught by Satan — Galatians 6:3; 1 Corinthians 3:18).

These strongholds hinder people, preventing them from becoming what God wants them to be (Hebrews 12:1). They destroy relationships, come from negative past experiences, are taught by Satan through events and people, are used by Satan to control, have physical complications, have related behaviors and emotions, grow with time and are often mis-diagnosed or ignored by psychology.

Four promises in counseling

  • Everything is for your good and healing
  • Everything will be legally confidential
  • Everything will be Scriptural
  • God is invited and present in all counseling sessions