Scope Ministries International believes God provides His written word for guidance as to what a Spirit-filled life looks like, with the real focus being a relationship with Him. We believe this is accomplished by Holy Spirit-led counseling.
The staff members and group facilitators are not state-licensed counselors, partly because the state of Oklahoma does not license pastoral counselors, but also because they perform a different function. We are not “counselors” in the secular sense of the word. Instead of attempting to counsel individuals as to how they should conduct themselves, we teach understanding of themselves from God’s perspective, the character of God, and their relationship with Him. From this service, changes in thoughts and behaviors naturally flow. What we offer is Biblical ministry, as opposed to secular counseling.
Our staff does not possess the ability to change your life or fix your problems. Greater understanding and a different approach to life come through participation with Holy Spirit.
While careful listening and empathy are a part of our process, the type of ministry offered by Scope is not passive, but directive in nature. Homework will occasionally be assigned based on the teachings of Scripture. Assignments may include reading, Bible studies, videos, etc.
Under normal circumstances, everything you discuss will be held in strict confidence. However, there are some situations where we may be required by law to report information without your permission or knowledge. These situations include, but may not be limited to: (1) indication of bodily harm to others, (2) involvement in a felony, (3) suicidal intentions, (4) knowledge of child or elder abuse/neglect. We might also be required to disclose information in response to a subpoena issued by a court of law.
Please be considerate and on time for your appointments. Any cancellations require a 24-hour notice or a full session fee will be charged. Because we are also a training center, a Scope Ministries International trainee may occasionally participate in the process. Trainees are subject to the same confidentiality guidelines as staff.
Scope Ministries is an independent, inter-denominational, non-profit ministry. We ask all who receive ministry from Scope Ministries to read and sign this informed consent and to release Scope Ministries International, its agents and employees from any claim whatever arising from the undersigned’s participation in Scope’s ministry.