About

Welcome to Steve Barns & Associates, a biblical counseling ministry of Denton Bible Church. For past decades, it has been our privilege and desire to offer, by the grace of God, biblical counsel to the Denton community and surrounding areas. We pray and strive to offer encouragement and comfort that is fully conformed to the Word of God, gratefully exalting of Jesus Christ, wholly dependent on His Spirit for change, and graciously loving of one another.

“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.”
(Colossians 1:28-29)

Please feel free to peruse our website in order to answer any questions you may have, whether questions about this counseling ministry or biblical counseling training or even biblical counseling as a whole. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using the information provided.

Mission Statement

The counseling ministry of Denton Bible Church exists to display the glory of our God, advance the interests of His kingdom, and edify the souls of His people by enlisting, equipping, and encouraging His people to live and counsel the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Word according to the power of His Spirit.

Philosophy

At Steve Barns & Associates, we believe preaching and counseling are the two primary ministries of God’s Word, both essential to the spiritual health of the body of Christ and her members. We believe all the claims of Scripture asserting the sufficiency of God’s resources in counseling people and living as His saints, “Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” (2 Peter 1:3)

Thus, we believe the grace of God in Jesus Christ, the true knowledge of God through His Word, and the power of God delivered by the Holy Spirit are sufficient resources for understanding the human estate and transforming the human estate into the image and glory of God. “For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.” (2 Peter 1:4, italics mine)

We define biblical counseling with these truths in mind.
Biblical counseling is a fluid event and process, as part of the Great Commission, whereby one or more theologically and relationally qualified persons provide spiritual, emotional, and behavioral service, comfort, and guidance in love to one or more persons through the truth and power of God’s Word under the ministry of His Holy Spirit.