Our Mission Our mission is to apply the redeeming power of the gospel to reconcile and restore broken relationships.
Our Vision Our vision is to provide counseling, conciliation, education and consulting services while equipping others to do the same
LAPM’s distinct Gospel-centered approach addresses the root causes of human struggles. Our counseling and conciliation service providers view people as created beings, made in God’s image and for His glory, spoiled by the Fall, but redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ. We know that pain and suffering of people is a difficult reality and because of Christ’s finished work on our behalf, we can engage our present sufferings with confidence of His presence and power.
We have several important distinctives. First, we are a unique blend of counseling and Christian conciliation (a process leading to reconciliation). This approach serves to identify core issues that are at the root of struggling relationships and then leads parties in a process that restores and heals their relationship. Secondly, we believe the most effective approach is one that is both intensive and comprehensive. We use story telling over a multi-day period to draw out the core issues that need to be resolved. This process is also highly educational, equipping one for better relational skills as we instruct and lead you through transformation in beliefs and actions. Lastly, we believe in the importance of the church and community in helping the process of encouraging and sustaining the necessary changes needed by individuals and couples.
Everyone draws from a set of core beliefs in what they think, feel, say and do. This includes all LAPM staff members. Because we believe that the Bible is the Word of God concerning faith and life, we strive to base our practices on the principles found in Scripture. Information gained through medical sources, social science research, and psychology is often helpful in identifying problems and appropriate interventions, however all interventions must meet the criteria of biblical faithfulness. For many people, the traditional model of therapy (one hour a week) unnecessarily prolongs the healing process. LAPM uses both traditional and out-of-the-box processes in helping hurting people. Transformation occurs when individuals commit the needed time to focus on the deeper issues of the heart in a redemptive counseling or conciliation process.