The  American Association of Christian Counselors
Doctrinal Statement

As an organization of dedicated counseling professionals the AACC believes:

  • In one God, creator, and sustainer of things, infinitely perfect and eternally coexisting in three persons Ė Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of human beings, and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks.
  • That the human nature derives from two historical persons, male and female, created in Godís image.  They were created perfect, but they sinned, plunging themselves and all human beings into sin, guilt, suffering and death.
  • That the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and his bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and salvation for all who believe and only those who trust in Him alone are born of the Holy Spirit, true members of the church, and will spend eternity with Christ.
  • That the Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for believers in Christ, that He make the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers, and that He comforts, guides, convicts and enables believers to live in ways that honor Him.
  • That ministry to persons acknowledges the complexity of humans as physical, psychological, social and spiritual beings.  The ultimate goal of  Christian counseling is to help others move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability and spiritual maturity.

I have personally adopted this statement of Faith by the AACC,

George S. Thompson, M.Th., LPC, LMFT