Scripture teaches us to “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2). It also instruct us to “comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing” (1 Thess. 5:11).
Southwestern encourages every student and staff member first to invest personally and eagerly in his local church as his biblical and authoritative fellowship in Christ. This is God’s plan, and the local church must be the heart of the life and ministry of the student, not simply a goal and place of ministry after graduation. While Southwestern Seminary is not the local church, we are a community of God’s people serving together according to His calling upon each life individually and all of us corporately. We pray for one another, encourage one another, and exhort one another in the lives we live in Christ.
We all need wisdom in applying the Scriptures to our daily lives, especially in the rough places and in times of crisis. When that need arises among us, our students may find great resources of wisdom and encouragement among our godly faculty members. Often our students find that the men and women of our seminary faculty provide sufficient insight under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to overcome that rough place or crisis.
Our faculty members who teach counseling and who have been called by God to the counseling ministry can be contacted individually or through the Walsh Center for Biblical Counseling. Southwestern faculty members never charge or expect financial payment in exchange for sharing the riches of the wisdom and encouragement of God’s Word in order to help others in their struggles.
Students may request counseling through Student Life and the Walsh Center for Biblical Counseling by completing the following forms and submitting them to JHofecker@swbts.edu.
Counseling services are available for students and immediate family of students only.