At some point in our lives, all of us need to talk with someone who can help us sort out the puzzle pieces of life. We need to talk to someone we can trust.  Our lay counselors help individuals with a variety of non-clinical concerns that may include grief and bereavement, fear, life wounds, loss of faith or identity, self-esteem, anxiety, marital concerns, parenting issues, anger, recovery, or similar issues.

Individual Counseling
The Lay Counseling ministry provides a safe, confidential place for an individual to tell their story and work through various life issues.  Lay counselors offer encouragement, support, biblical insight, and prayer, and help connect the individual to resources available at Chapel Hill and the community.

Marriage Counseling
Chapel Hill has created a program designed to stabilize the marriage relationship and strive to provide hope for couples longing for their marriage to be restored.  Each married couple are paired with highly qualified marriage lay counselors, who create a safe place to work through struggles, foster an environment of trust and security and help couples master healthy communication.

Pre-Marriage Mentoring
Marriage is a journey with many ebbs and flows.  Before you decide to embark on this voyage with your beloved, take time to explore what makes a healthy marriage before you say “I do.” The Pre-Marriage Mentoring program begins with couples completing an assessment, which generates a comprehensive evaluation.  Areas assessed include personality, spiritual beliefs, role expectations, money matters and other marital topics.  Discussion of the evaluation is facilitated by skilled and experienced marriage mentor couples.  The mentors guide the engaged couple through several sessions, with the hope of building a strong relationship foundation.  Total cost is $35 for assessment and materials.


What is lay counseling?  Lay counseling is made of up lay people, trained specifically to offer brief, non-clinical counseling services to Chapel Hill Church attendees and the surrounding community. Get answers to your questions below.


To schedule a session, contact the Counseling Office at 253.853.0291.


Lay Counselor Training

Lay Counselors need to have faith in Jesus Christ, a heart for helping people, acknowledged spiritual gifts, surrender to God’s will, and a call to demonstrate God’s grace and mercy.  Learn more about becoming a Lay Counselor below.