The core principles of the Imani Temple of Temecula Biblical Counseling Ministry is hinged upon, "What does God's Word say?" As we seek to address the needs in people's lives.
In biblical counseling the heart is the target. The simplest, most biblical answer to the question "Why do people do the things they do?" can be found by asking this question, "What is controlling the heart?" Our goal is heart change. Any help that fails to reach the heart is no help at all. A therapeutic culture may offer insights into the shadows, but it cannot dispel them. Only the gospel can do that.
The Imani biblical counseling ministry believes that the Bible is sufficient and necessary in addressing the root issues in the lives of people of all ages. We believe the Bible's own testimony: "All Scripture is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" (2 Tim 3:16,17). God wrote of Himself, "...His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us..." (2 Pet. 1:3).
Imani’s Biblical Counseling Ministry provides confidential, in-depth counseling sessions led by seminary-trained, and qualified lay counselors. To ensure counseling sessions are the most beneficial, if possible and when needed, male and female counselors will be assigned to counseling teams to bring the male and female perspective to your counseling experience. Members seeking biblical counseling will learn how to share values, trust, and build intimacy in relationships through fellowship with the Holy Spirit; and how to become reconciled in spirit, mind and love by reflecting the attitude of Christ in relationships with others.
By applying Biblical truths to daily living problems believers can learn to live their lives in a way that is pleasing to God. By exposing their problems to the Word of God, Biblical counselors, as ambassadors of Christ, seek to “ensure that Christians are not taken captive through false teaching, philosophy and empty deception according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8). Imani Temple’s Biblical Counselors seek to proclaim Christ, “admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ.” (Colossians 1:28).
Imani’s Biblical Counseling Mission is to be used by God to help Christians become more like Christ. We work to help brothers and sisters deal with difficulties with the tools of the Word to help those seeking counseling to simultaneously grow in spiritual maturity.
Imani’s Biblical Counseling Ministry maintains a referral list of many professional Christian, and other counselors, for referral if needed in the Riverside and Inland Empire area.