Pastoral Care

 

Counseling

How thankful we are that one of the names of the Holy Spirit is “Counselor” (John 14) At BCOC, we have licensed and ordained ministers who welcome the Holy Spirit to come and bring not only His wonderful presence, but also His counsel, comfort and direction to people in the midst of life’s struggles and problems.  We offer Biblical counseling based on the Word of God to members of our church body at no cost. Our pastoral care team is available to help you in areas such as:

  • Marriage and Family
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Addictions
  • Relationships
  • Health and Physical Challenges
  • Death of a Loved One
  • Finances and Budgeting
  • Career Guidance

We value the protection of your privacy and all sessions will be held in strict confidence. Counseling appointments may be made by calling 512-321-2273 during regular office hours Tuesday through Friday from 9:00-5:00 p.m.

Pre-Marital Counseling

The miracle of two becoming “one flesh” in Christ is a great and beautiful mystery. We celebrate with you during this joyful time of preparation for your life together as husband and wife. We are honored to invest into your future by providing pre-marital counseling sessions with a BCOC pastor. Our pre marital counseling includes 5-6 counseling sessions with a pastor. This is a requirement that must be met to be married by one of the BCOC pastors. For members of BCOC, there is no fee for these sessions.

Scheduling

Please call the church office at 512-321-2273 to set up an appointment for your first session and to arrange to pick up a copy of the wedding information packet. You will need to return the wedding data sheet to the church office by fax or mail to begin the planning process. You may choose to have one of our pastors marry you here at the church or at another location.

Baby Announcements

Bastrop Christian Outreach Center wants to celebrate with you and share in the excitement of the birth of your baby. Please call the church office at 512-321-2273 or email us the details of the birth of your child.

Baby Dedications

Baby Dedications take place at various times throughout the year during our Sunday morning service.  Please call the church office at 512-321-2273 if you would like to have your baby dedicated and to find out the date of the next dedication.

Altar Prayer

At BCOC we believe “the earnest, heartfelt continued prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available dynamic in its working” (James 5:16 AMP). At the close of each service altar prayer ministers are available to pray with you about any emotional, financial, physical or other specific need you may have.

Crisis

A pastor is always on call for spiritual guidance and prayer during a time of crisis. When an emergency occurs after business hours please call the church office at 512-321-2273 and follow the emergency calling instructions. A pastor will then be paged and return your call.

Hospital Visitation

If you or a loved one is hospitalized or dealing with an illness and you would like a visit or a phone call from a pastor, please call the church office at 512-321-2273 or email us. We are here to offer strength and encouragement through this difficult time and to extend the hands and heart of Jesus to you.

Funerals and Memorials

In the event of the death of a loved one, we are here to provide support and help make arrangements for a service or memorial. Please call the church office at 512-321-2273 to set up a meeting with one of our pastors. We are here to surround you with God’s peace and comfort during this time.

Benevolence

If you are a member of BCOC and have either lost a job or are experiencing a temporary financial difficulty, we are here to help you.  Please call 512-321-2273 during regular office hours or email us to set up an appointment.  You are not alone through this time.  We offer help to our church family on a case by case basis.

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