Mount Calvary Baptist Church - Counseling Ministry
One Church two locations, A Multi-Ethnic Ministry

Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14 (AMP)

Every now and then, even for people of God, life can throw a punch that is so shocking that it shakes us at our very core.  When this happens, it can be extraordinarily healing and helpful to have a safe place to sort through the many factors and fall-out from such unsettling or devastating situations.  A combination of wise counsel, spiritual guidance, the Word of God, and prayer can help someone to regain their footing and move forward again.

Keeping in line with God's Word, the mission of the Mt. Calvary Counseling Ministry is to provide Christ-centered, Bible-based counseling and support to the members and the local community.  This ministry is designed to address the needs of people in varying degrees of emotional distress by assisting them to develop more effective copying skills to handle problems, resolve relationship issues, get beyond their crisis , and heal deep emotional wounds.

Those that seek counseling will be challenged to change self-defeating behaviors, thought patterns and mindsets.  They will be guided and supported to replace them with new found hope, strengthened Christian values and beliefs, a lifestyle reflecting a stronger Christian walk and dynamic personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Counseling Ministry is staffed by master and doctorate level counselors who are licensed by the State of California or registered with the state to obtain their licensure.  We provide services that include individual therapy, family therapy, marriage counseling, couples counseling, and spiritual guidance and coaching.  We also offer workshops, support groups and a "Rejoicing In Recovery - RIR" program for all forms of addiction.

Meetings for Rejoicing In Recovery - RIR" are held on every Friday, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in the Zoe Building located at 1745 Enterprise Drive. (Directly across the parking lot from the main sanctuary.)


Additional Information

Faith Hope Love Brochure - Click on the link to obtain detailed information about our Christian Counseling Services.  Following is a synopsis of our services, seminars and workshops:


Our Services


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Group
  • Marriage
  • Couples

Christian Mentoring

Pre-martial Counseling

Psycho – social and educational Groups

Information and Referral Services

Conflict Resolution

Anger Management

Girls’ Empowerment Ministry

Interpersonal Relationships

Rejoicing In Recovery  (RIR) – A Bible Based Recovery Program  (meets weekly)

Anchor of Hope – for families with incarcerated love ones


Seminars and Workshops

     Throughout the year the MCBC Counseling Department offers workshops and seminars to increase awareness and assist the faith based community in maintaining its mental, emotional, and social well-being. Some of the topics covered are:

  •       Recovery from Divorce
  •           Grief and Loss
  •          Forgiveness
  •           Letting Go of Your Past
  •           Breaking the Silence and Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
  •           Stress Management
  •          The reality of Domestic Violence in the Church
  •           Dealing with Sexual Harassment in the 21st Century Church
  •           Parenting challenges, today’s issues and your teen
  •       Self-Care, Compassion, Fatigue and Ministry


Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Reporting

Mount Calvary Baptist Church is a safe and dynamic place to work and to worship.

However, if at any time you believe that sexual harassment or misconduct has taken place, please complete and submit the printable complaint form below.  This form may be mailed or delivered to the church office in person.  The form must be in a sealed envelope marked……………. “Report Form – Confidential.”

In addition to the form, we also recommend the following steps be taken:  If you are a member of a ministry, all inappropriate behavior is reported to the ministry leader.  

  • The ministry leader will take all such reporting to the Director of their Division
  • If you are not part of a ministry, please feel free to call the confidential line (707) 399-2495 to report.  Your call will be returned within 48 hours.
  • An alternative to reporting to your ministry leader is to call the confidential voicemail of (707) 399-2495.
  • All reporting is discussed with the Pastoral Care Director.
  • Please be assured that all reporting will be thoroughly investigated  within a timely manner
  • The reporting party will be appropriately notified.

Printable Complaint Form


2018 Upcoming Events

Rejoicing in Recovery 
Every Friday Evening
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

A Bible Based Program of Recovery

Rebuild Hope Together!

Strategies, tools and support to gain control over: alcohol, drugs, eating disorders, sexual additions, gambling, shopping/overspending, prescription medications, etc. --- any unresolved hurts and pain that “show-up” through compulsive behaviors and dependencies.

Support, resources, and tools: if you have a loved one dealing with any of the challenges listed above.

Click here for a printable flyer. 


Girls Empowerment Workshop

Ages 11-1/2 to 15 & 16-18

Meet for 4 week intervals (weekly)

Monday evenings - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m (every other month)


Did you know? There are Empowerment Workshops and Groups just for you!

ENLIGHTEN – learn more about who you REALLY are

EQUIP --- with tools for healthy physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being

EMPOWER – to walk in who you have been destined to be

Come out, have fun, join other girls, and enjoy exciting topics and activities such as dynamic panels, stories of encouragement from un-sung heroines/heroes, spa night, powerful video viewing and discussion, etc.

Meeting Dates:

November 5, 12, 19, 26

These groups are open-ended.  You are invited to join us any Monday!

For registration and additional information, please call the MCBC Counseling Office at (707) 399-2495. 


To learn more about our Counseling Ministry or to make an appointment, please contact

 Sis. Debbie Butler at (707) 399-2495 or email

If you plan to meet with one of our counselors, please complete the Pre-Screening Counseling Questionnaire

We strictly honor your privacy and confidentiality.

Youth Ministry Bible Study