621 Depot Street North Harwich, MA 02645
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Welcome to Hope and Peace Biblical Counseling

Our Counseling Ministry

Do you need help?

Hope and Peace Biblical Counseling is a ministry of Cape Cod Bible Church    Our desire is to help you as you deal with the circumstances of your life.   Life is fraught with difficulties.  Sometimes Christians face problems that are overwhelming.  Hope and Peace Biblical Counseling offers biblical counseling at no charge to anyone desiring help in dealing with life’s problems.  Our ministry’s goal is to help Christians live life in such a way that they experience God’s blessings of hope and peace.  The application of God’s word to life’s struggles is the means to that end.  We believe that God has given us the Bible and in it is all we need to know Him.  The Scriptures are sufficient to inform us of all that is necessary for us to live in a way  that is pleasing to Him.  All our problems may not instantly go away, but when those problems are handled in a way consistent with God's instructions God promises to impart hope and joy and peace.

Biblical Counseling Distinctives

Biblical counseling is different from other methods of counseling.        Some of the distinctives of biblical counseling are:        Biblical counseling is God-centered.  Biblical counseling applies the Scriptures to life.  Biblical counseling exalts Christ (Col 1:28).  Biblical counseling seeks to facilitate change (Eph 4:22-24).  Biblical counseling is compassionate.  Biblical counseling relies on the work of the Holy Spirit and prayer

Location/Appointments

Hope and Peace Biblical Counseling offers counseling to those in the greater Cape Cod area.  Our office is located at:

Cape Cod Bible Church

621 Depot Street

North Harwich, MA 02645

Further information or to request an aappointment please use the Contact Us page.

Who We Are

Who we are:

Hope and Peace Biblical Counseling Ministry provides Biblical counseling to those interested in working on the challenges of life from a Biblical perspective.  Our desire is to help those who seek to understand what God is doing in their lives and to respond to their circumstances in a manner that is glorifying to Him.   


Hope and Peace Biblical Counseling is a Ministry   

The Bible calls all Christians to be involved with others to help them deal with life (Romans 15:14; Col 3:16; 1Thes 5:14).  Sometimes life becomes so complicated and difficult that we need that help from those God has equipped to provide it.  For that reason we have established Hope and Peace Biblical Counseling Ministry. The range of problems with which Biblical counselors deal includes marriage related issues, parent-child conflict, depression, alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety, fear, worry, and any number of other problems resulting in distress.   We believe the Bible alone is sufficient to address all of life’s problems.  It is the only source of truth we will use.  The ideas and opinions of man are not part of our counseling.  Our counselors are not trained in psychology but rather are trained in the use of the Scriptures as they apply to life.    


Our Counselors  

The counselors at Hope and Peace have all been trained in the principles of Biblical Counseling.  We typically conduct counseling in teams and often have both a lay counselor as well as a pastor in the session.  Our counselors provide their time and energy as a service to God and as a ministry, each counselor serves without any charge or fee, or any financial requirement, actual or implied.  



Confidentiality  

It is important to understand that our Biblical counselors are considered trustworthy.  Confidentiality is therefore a commitment made to each counselee.   However there may be times when it is necessary to talk with our pastors and elders or the pastor of your church about your particular situation.  The goal is only to help in the resolution of a complex issue.  Never would that be done without the counselee’s prior knowledge.  


Counseling Appointments  

Counseling times are by appointment.  In some cases we may make exceptions if the need is urgent. Even though we do not charge for our time that does not mean it is not valuable.  We ask that you keep all appointments unless something unforeseen arises.  Failure to show up or notify us in advance may be cause to discontinue counseling.   Normally, counseling sessions will last one to one-and-a-half hours each week and will continue for eight to ten weeks. As you respond to Biblical counsel, the number of counseling sessions may be shortened.  You will need a notebook and a Bible at all sessions, including the first session. Homework will be assigned at each session and you are responsible to complete it before the next session.                       

Confidentiality   

It is important to understand that our Biblical counselors are considered trustworthy.  Confidentiality is therefore a commitment made to each counselee.   However there may be times when it is necessary to talk with our pastors and elders or the pastor of your church about your particular situation.  The goal is only to help in the resolution of a complex issue.  Never would that be done without the counselee’s prior knowledge.  


     Counseling Appointments    

Counseling times are by appointment.  In some cases we may make exceptions if the need is urgent. Even though we do not charge for our time that does not mean it is not valuable.  We ask that you keep all appointments unless something unforeseen arises.  Failure to show up or notify us in advance may be cause to discontinue counseling.   Normally, counseling sessions will last one to one-and-a-half hours each week and will continue for eight to ten weeks. As you respond to Biblical counsel, the number of counseling sessions may be shortened.  You will need a notebook and a Bible at all sessions, including the first session. Homework will be assigned at each session and you are responsible to complete it before the next session.


Dr. Jim Stewart

 Hope and Peace is a ministry founded by Dr. Jim Stewart.  Jim earned his Master of Divinity from the Master’s Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.   Jim has served as Pastor-Teacher of Cape Cod Bible Church for 22 years.  He also served as an adjunct professor at The Expositors Seminary in Jupiter FL, teaching courses in Biblical Counseling.  He is a member of ACBC and The Association of Biblical Counselors and has been involved with biblical counseling for nearly 30 years.  


Jim has been married to Jan for 47 years and they have two married sons and five grandchildren.       

Contact Us

Hope and Peace Biblical Counseling

621 Depot Street, North Harwich, MA 02645

508-430-2737