The Integrated Approach
BFM offers counseling to individuals, couples, and families. We have an integrated approach that we describe as being Clinically Sound, Spiritually Minded, and Gifting Oriented. It is important to us that each of these components are present in the midst of finding healing, health, and establishing a sense of well-being. We say often, “It’s all connected.”
All of our counselors have a degree and are either fully or provisionally licensed in the field in which they are practicing here at Battlefield. Our therapists have expertise in navigating a treatment plan in collaboration with the client and an understanding of clinical diagnosis. All of our counselors are committed to best practice, growing in lifelong learning, and keeping CE (Continuing Education) requirements up-to-date.
Our counselors are careful to remain in the area of practice in which they have expertise. We know that the care we offer is only part of what a person may need to be healthy. When it is in the person’s best interest to get another type of care, we help to connect them with others who can continue treatment on the next part of their journey. Because of our commitment to providing the best care, we have a network of trusted, qualified medical and mental health professionals and counseling organizations to whom we refer as needed.
We are a Christian ministry that weaves spiritual principles into clinically sound therapy. We integrate the resources God has provided for us, including the Holy Spirit and the Bible, which give credence to the fact we have an enemy. These dynamics are at play in each counseling session. We believe there is a targeted effort against the gifting God has entrusted to us. Satan’s work in our lives is to rob, kill, and destroy the family and individual. Our team “clocks in” at the gate to the entrance of the valley of the shadow of death. While we believe we have a real enemy, the Christian has the right to claim, with authority, the truth “Greater is He that is in me than He that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
Battlefield Ministries, Inc. exists to expose the enemy and equip the Body of Christ to thrive for the Lord’s name and His renown. God is our counselor, defender and healer. The counselor’s role is to remind people of and engage them with the truth of God in the healing process. According to their desire, we lead people to enrich and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Strong connection with, and listening to, guidance from the Lord through prayer is a deeply held and practiced value at Battlefield. This value is intertwined in everything Battlefield says, does, and accomplishes.
Battlefield Ministries helps people recognize they are made in the image of God with unique gifts which we refer to as “gifting.” From the foundation of the world God chose, on purpose, parts of Himself to entrust to us when He knit us together in our mother’s womb (Genesis 1:27, Ephesians 1:4, Psalm 139:13). Though the gifting may be covered up, distorted, or unredeemed, it remains pure, powerful, and eternal. It is pure because the Father is perfect and without blemish and cannot be disqualified. It is powerful because the Father of the heavenly lights is powerful and cannot be diminished. It is eternal because the Father does not change like shifting shadows and cannot be lost. James 1:17 tells us, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows.”
There is gifting that lies within every person. Many do not realize this. Further, our hearts have the capacity to have messages written on them. The events in our story often serve to write a message on our heart that sets itself up directly against our gifting. This shows up in our behavior and how we experience life and relationships.
A person may have a sense of this thing we call gifting, but has not identified nor fully understood it. To most, the idea of “releasing their gifting” is a brand new concept. We approach every person with a curiosity and desire to celebrate and release their unique and powerful gifting. For all that is in us to show up the way it was intended, we need God’s truth written on the tablet of our heart. The hope we walk in at Battlefield Ministries is that this leads to their discovery of the unique contribution they can bring to any situation or experience. What we recognize is that the unencumbered living out of that original deposit in us is our highest probability to walk out the fullness of the life God has for us.
The BFM life coach is trained and certified to help clients get focused on what matters and to discover passions, roles, and goals. Similar to counseling, coaching helps individuals discuss purpose and direction. Unlike counseling, coaching is not informed by diagnosis, but the coach comes alongside fellow travelers to inspire and encourage them to discover and live out their gifting while giving accountability for forward progress. We love to help people recognize Meaningful Moments, Gifting, and Original Deposits. In addition to these core components of Battlefield culture, BFM coaching educates believers on the Power of Speaking Life.
Principles of Life Coaching from Ephesians 4:29
- NO UNWHOLESOME TALK – Steer clear of “advice” or “shoulds.”
- ONLY WHAT IS GOOD – Work towards the client’s goals, passions, and desires.
- FOR BUILDING OTHERS UP – Accountability, discovery, and encouragement.
- ACCORDING TO THEIR NEED – Coaching is about the client’s journey, direction, and hopes.
- THAT IT MIGHT BE A BENEFIT TO THOSE WHO HEAR- Listen well to understand the client’s goals and desires. Work to ensure the client realizes real, significant results and meaningful moments.
Who We Serve
We believe that each person seeking counseling is an individual with individual needs. Each person has their own story and their own heart that is suffering or celebrating due to the people and events in their story.
Battlefield offers marriage counseling for couples who are in crisis, who are struggling, or who simply want to go deeper in their relationship. We offer premarital counseling which builds a solid foundation for communicating and connecting in preparation for a lifelong marriage.
We place a high value on the opportunity to minister to a whole family. Battlefield is a safe place, inviting children and adolescents, individually and with their family, into a supportive counseling relationship. We can help each person put their own words on their perspective while monitoring how their words are affecting other members of the family, working to make all things hearable for all parties involved.
Serving, Since 1996
Since 1996, we've been providing Christ-centered, Biblically-based counseling services in Rome and Cartersville, GA. We covet your prayers and we are always appreciative of new and ongoing financial supporters.
Rome GA Office
5 E 6th Ave
Rome, GA 30161
Cartersville GA Office
650 Henderson Drive #435
Cartersville, GA 30120