Before completing a request form for support through Triad’s Life Support Counseling Ministry, please read the following information…

What issues we’re best able to help with…

The ministry is a small counseling and coaching/mentoring ministry that provides short-term, Bible-based support for people who are struggling with typical life challenges (e.g., anxiety, depression, grief/loss, communication, relationships, self-worth, stress-management, etc.). The ministry is not designed to provide mental health diagnoses, long-term mental health treatment, or court-related assessment services. It also is not staffed or designed to handle emergency support needs.

Who serves in the ministry…

Jodie Anker has been the director of women's ministry since 2020. Before moving to Kernersville, she worked in several churches as a lay-counselor, mentor, and director of children's ministries. Her husband's career in the United States Marine Corps opened doors for her to use her talents with PTSD, trauma, and counseling around the world while they were stationed in various locations.  Since taking her position at TBC, she has counseled women in various states of crisis. She works part-time for TBC and provides a few hours of counseling at the church most weeks. 

Jeff and Kelly Larrimore are not licensed or professionally trained counselors but volunteer with the counseling ministry as “lay counselors” and often meet with one or two couples per week in a marriage coaching/mentoring capacity. They have extensive training through the American Association of Christian Counselors and are certified to administer the SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) and the SYMBIS+ (for couples who have been married any length of time), which are simple but helpful assessment tools that help couples who are considering marriage and couples who are already married but want to improve their relationship. Jeff and Kelly do not have daytime or weekend availability but do have limited availability on weekday evenings.

Various other individuals occasionally volunteer through the counseling ministry, and unless otherwise documented, they are not licensed professional counselors. They do, though, have some related counseling training and are trusted to provide limited, Bible-based, counseling-related support through the counseling ministry.

When we are available…

Availability varies. Jodie is only available during the day and does not have evening or weekend availability. Jeff and Kelly have limited evening availability during the week. Other volunteers' availability varies but is typically daytime during the week. If you need additional availability, including weekend availability, you should consult with your medical doctor or insurance company for recommendations. 

We often have a waiting list…

Because we tend to have a waiting list, if you have a life-threatening or other emergency need, please either consult with your medical doctor, call 911, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. If your need is not necessarily an emergency, you may still either want to consult with your medical doctor or insurance company for referral ideas so that you can move ahead with receiving counseling or support. 

Ours is a short-term support ministry…

Triad’s Life Support Counseling Ministry runs on a short-term basis. The first meeting is an assessment meeting to better determine if and how the ministry may be able to assist. If the ministry is a good match to the person’s unique needs, then up to 2 additional meetings may be possible for a total of 3 meetings overall. After the 1-3 sessions, our goal is to offer support by linking you with a ministry within our church, a mentor within our church, or professional counseling outside TBC.  At any time while working together, a person (the counselee) and/or a Life Support Ministry team member (the counselor) can choose to terminate the counseling or coaching/mentoring relationship. Jodie can provide referral ideas if additional assistance is needed outside the ministry’s capabilities.

We help church members and non-members at no cost…

Services received through the Life Support Counseling Ministry are covered through the tithes and offerings given through Triad Baptist Church. This means that you cannot pay for the services received or purchase additional sessions. If, however, you are able and desire to do so, you may privately make a donation to Triad Baptist Church on behalf of the counseling ministry. Your gift will be anonymously credited to the ministry.

How to submit a request for counseling/support…

You can complete our online request form that, once completed, will come to Jodie, who will review your information and make contact within a few days. She typically will either, 1) attempt to schedule based on the availability you’ve listed in your request form; 2) provide you with referral suggestions if the waiting list is longer than usual or if she believes your unique needs are outside the scope of the Life Support Counseling Ministry.

You can also request support by calling 336-996-7573 (ext. 7) and leaving a confidential voice mail with your name, phone number, and brief description of your need for assistance. This is a good option for people who do not have internet access.

Again, it may take Jodie as much as a few days to respond to your request whether by internet or voicemail. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Other excellent sources of support at Triad Baptist Church…

The Life Support Counseling Ministry is one of many wonderful sources of help and healing at Triad. We encourage you to visit Triad or check out our website to get more information about the many resources available through the church. And, if not at Triad, we hope you will consider getting involved with another church of your choice where you can grow in your relationship with God and experience the help and healing that only He can provide.

Thanks for your interest in the Life Support Counseling Ministry of Triad Baptist Church!

Like more information about Life Support Counseling Ministry? Contact us
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Please fill out our request for counseling form if you are interested in counseling.

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