SPARE Counseling Centers are unique, blending traditional psychotherapy expertise along with principles taught within the Christian faith to bring about healing for the individuals under our care. All counselors treating SPARE clients integrate their Christian faith with professional psychological training.
At SPARE our approach is client-directed, allowing the client to initiate Christ-centered counseling as a matter of choice. Although SPARE counselors are all Christians, our clients are not necessarily people of faith, and we seek to assist all clients with the same level of integrity and grace.
SPARE Ministries is designed to be representative of the teachings of Jesus Christ. SPARE was created in response to Matthew 25: 35-40
35 ‘For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
37 Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
40 And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
We believe that the provision of information and services to groups in our society who might otherwise be neglected is representative of the teachings of Jesus Christ. As Christians, the board and staff of SPARE are bound together to answer this call through the establishment of SPARE Ministries’ programs.