The counseling care provided by Simple Grace Ministries is, ideally, a week of concentrated ministry which may include personal history, Biblical principles of truth, forgiveness, communication, recognizing spiritual blind spots, emotional healing, repentance and prayer. Counselees meet with Jim for three to five hours each day, and are requested to accomplish some study assignments, if appropriate. Additionally, although not necessary, taking the opportunity to get away from daily demands or distractions (home, work, children, etc) and focus on God and restoration provides the best results from counseling. This time, devoted to healing, has proven to be a life-changing experience, bringing joy and peace, and intimacy with the Lord and one another.
In our passion to impact as many hurting people as possible with solid Biblical restoration, Simple Grace Ministries also schedules weekend conferences to assist people to identify and resolve personal and relationship problems, and to equip churches and communities to minister to brokenhearted people. Jim and Kathy share their own story with poignancy and transparency, and present a lively, sometimes humorous, and heartwarming program for couples, singles and leaders. Following the conferences, Jim will be available for individual ministry to a limited number of those wanting personal counseling. Jim and Kathy are both also available for guest speaking and sharing the principles of healed relationships and restoration of damaged hearts.
Simple Grace Ministries is a non-profit corporation, and continues to be supported through tax-exempt donations. Counseling is offered without charge, dependent upon the love-gifts of those burdened to see others set free and healed, and those who experience healing in our office. We have been able to raise faithful monthly support from brothers and sisters in Christ who share our concern for hurting hearts, but until the base support is sufficient to provide for full-time ministry, Jim is working for a local business, in addition to the counseling ministry. We are actively pursuing support so that we can offer counseling on a permanent full-time basis.
Simple Grace Ministries is affiliated with Caring For The Heart Ministries, based in Colorado Springs, CO. Jim completed his counseling training and internship under John Regier, the founder of Caring For The Heart, and a gifted and proficient leader in the field of Biblical Counseling. Jim was ordained into the ministry in June of 2012. He has been counseling clients in Nebraska, and we are honored to affiliate with CFTH and participate in the comprehensiveness of that ministry’s wisdom, experience and resources.
We invite you to call or email our office! If you would like more information about a confidential, restorative week of Biblical counseling, please contact us. If you would like to discuss a visit to your church or community, we would be honored to talk with you about that also. Our ministry is dedicated to serving the Lord Jesus Christ as He provides opportunities to us. It is our desire to build up the Church of Jesus Christ, one family at a time, through the redemption of each person as a result of the power and love of the Spirit of God. This walk, hand-in-hand with the Lord Jesus, is exciting beyond expression!