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Can I Make Money as a Christian Counselor?


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Potential Counseling Academy students often ask me this question as they contemplate beginning studies. They need a viable source of income and wonder if pursuing a Christian Counseling ministry call can pay their bills,
The simple and truthful answer is, "Yes, indeed!”

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Can I Make Money as a Christian Counselor?

  1. 1. Donald J. Ibbitson, PhD Dean http://AandBAcademy.comv Can I Make Money as a Christian Counselor?
  2. 2. Potential Counseling Academy students ask this question
  3. 3. Some need a full time profession to pay the bills
  4. 4. The answer is "Yes indeed!"
  5. 5. Every Counselor must know that God is not angry about them making money from counseling
  6. 6. People will say that Jesus did not charge to help people
  7. 7. You must have an answer for that
  8. 8. No need to be apologetic or embarrassed
  9. 9. Those with degrees and licenses have studied to show themselves approved (2 Tim 2:15.)
  10. 10. Develop an entrepreneur's mindset
  11. 11. Most graduates will have to get their own clients
  12. 12. Some believe that because they obey God that He will bring the business to them
  13. 13. 127:1-2: Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.
  14. 14. Yes, we can do all things as He strengthens us
  15. 15. Prayer, faith and hard work are critical elements of growing the business
  16. 16. We are junior partners, and they do the heavy lifting in business
  17. 17. David is not saying God will do all the work
  18. 18. God will bless what He initiates and where we seek and act on His will
  19. 19. Strenuous human efforts alone will yield little fruit
  20. 20. It is perfectly acceptable to view your counseling venture as a business too
  21. 21. Failure to do that can lead to heartache and broken dreams
  22. 22. God values order, creativity, and discipline
  23. 23. Fashioning solid plans to attract clients, make contacts to gain referrals and utilizing social media resources will bear fruit
  24. 24. If you lack expertise in an essential area, learn it, try to find some volunteer help or pay for it.
  25. 25. The world needs more competent, committed Christian Counselors who are not ashamed or afraid of being blessed financially