390 Calle de Alegra, Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88005
In an effort to put God’s love in to action, Cornerstone Christian Counseling provides high-quality, evidence-based and Christ centered outpatient psychotherapy services to anyone in need. It is our desire to create an atmosphere of love and grace by which clients feel safe to explore thoughts, emotions and issues affecting them. Our vision is to help client’s experience their purpose and identity in Christ as well as foster healing by empowering the acceptance of God’s Grace through holding pain and instilling hope.
Statement of Faith
“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.” 1 Corinthians 1:10
At Cornerstone Christian Counseling, we hold a biblically based, Christian worldview. While it is extremely difficult, at times, to be “perfectly united,” we acknowledge that being united in Christ is what matters most. We observe the numerous denominations and understand there may be gaps in theology, however, you can be assured, that as your therapist, we recognize the importance to choose love and agree to acknowledge the following core beliefs:
The AACC Statement of Faith
- There exists only one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 ESV).
- The Scriptures, both Old and New testaments, are the inspired, inerrant and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of human beings, and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks (“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV)
- Human nature derives from two historical personas, male and female, created in God’s image. They were created perfect, but they sinned, plunging themselves and all human beings into sin, guilt, suffering, and death. “In the day that God created man, He made him in His own likeness. Male and female He created them, and He blessed them. And in the day they were created, He called them “man.” (Genesis 5:2).
- The substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and his bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and salvation for all who believe. Only those who trust in Him alone are born of the Holy Spirit and are true members of the Church; only they will spend eternity with Christ (“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV).
- The Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for believers in Jesus Christ. He makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers, and He comforts, guides, convicts, and enables believers to live in ways that honor Christ. (“God poured out the Holy Spirit abundantly on us through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Titus 3:6 “The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all.” 1 Corinthians 12:7).
- Ministry to persons acknowledges the complexity of humans as physical, social, psychological, and spiritual beings. The ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to help others move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity. “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (I Col. 3:16-17).
1American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)