Help...Hope...Healing

 "Therefore strengthen the hands that hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather healed."                                     Hebrews 12:12-13

On this page you will find the following information:

  • A Personal Word From Bob Nix

  • Education & Professional Background

  • Our Approach  

  • Cost Information

  • The Abiding Place Doctrinal Statement

  • A Special Note Concerning Christian Counseling


 A Personal Word From Bob Nix

 Thank you for considering The Abiding Place Christian Counseling Ministry. It is my prayer that our Heavenly Father will guide your steps to find the help and assistance you are seeking.

     I want you to know that this ministry is unashamedly Christian and the primary source of counsel we seek comes from the Word of God. This is very important for you to consider before making a decision about where you will go for counsel. God tells us His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. When we are seeking to resolve some of life's most perplexing dilemmas and problems it is important, no, imperative we stay rooted and grounded in the Truth of His Word. The truth and principles of God's Word have, and will continue to stand the test of time. We can do no better, we can go no higher than the Word of God and the God of the Word.

     There are three words that best describe the path of restoration and renewal that is provided through Jesus Christ our Lord. The first is the word -

Help

. We have complete confidence that it is our God's desire to help His people. The second is the word -

Hope.

God delights in restoring hope where there once was none. There is hope for you, your marriage, your family, your heart! The third is the word -

Healing

. With the help of our God and the hope He alone can provide, there is great potential for healing in all dimensions of life. May He grant you perfect peace as you seek His will!

Grace & Peace,
Bob Nix


 Education and Professional Background

  • 1973 - graduated from D.W. Carter H.S., Dallas, TX.

  • 1975 - Licensed to the Gospel Ministry -  First Baptist Church, Oak Cliff.

  • 1977 - B.S. Degree in Education from Texas A&M - Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) -  Commerce, TX. 

  • 1978 - 80 - Full-time vocational evangelist - SBC.

  • 1981 - Ordained to the Gospel Ministry - Ovilla Rd. Baptist Church - Ovilla, TX.

  • 1982-84 - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - Ft. Worth, TX.

  • 1986 - Master of Religious Education - Luther Rice Seminary - Jacksonville, FL.

  • 1998 - To Present - Certified Christian Counselor (Certified Christian Counselor Association.)

  • 1999 - To Present - Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors 

  • 2002 - To Present - ACSI Professional Educators Certificate - Bible Endorsement

  • Pastored five congregations over the span of 22 years. (Four denominational congregations and one non-denominational congregation.)

  • 2002 to Present - Ex. Director of Kingdom Heart Ministries, Inc/The Abiding Place

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Our Approach

Our approach to Christian counseling is three tiered:

Tier One - Interrogative

The first step in the counseling process is to do a general assesment of the need that is being presented to determine the best course of action. The Interrogative involves the client completing a Personal Client Profile (sent via e-mail, FAX, or regular mail.) Once the PCP has been received and assessed we will contact the client via personal interview, either in person or by phone. The purpose of this visit will be to determine the next level of interaction. The goal here is to make sure that both the client as well as the counselor are comfortable before progressing to the next level.

Tier Two - Intensive

After the initial consultation, if both counselor and counselee are in agreement, the next step will be to schedule a one, two, or three day Intensive at The Abiding Place Retreat & Conference Center in Centerville, TX. Over many years of counseling hundreds of individuals we believe this environment provides the best opportunity to deal specifically and intentionally with the issues and areas that have caused you to seek counsel in the first place. At the end of the Intensive we develop together a Strategic Plan of Action pinpointing specific steps of action, goals, and accountability.

Tier Three - Intervention

In the most extreme cases, when circumstances warrant, we might recommend what is referred to as an Intervention. This would have to be done in concert with family members, church leaders and others who might be able to directly impact a deteriorating situation in a positive manner. Interventions must be carried out after careful, prayerful consideration from all affected parties.

This is a general overview of our approach to the counseling ministry. If, after considering the information above, you would like to talk further, we would be honored to hear from you. 

Cost Information

NOTE: Payment arrangements should be made prior to each consultation, intensive or intervention. Payment can be made via PayPal using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

You can also pay with cash or personal check at the time of appointment. We do not accept insurance payments at this time.)

The Interrogative: (Individual)                                                                                     

* One TIme Assessment/Consultation - $100  (This assessment/consultation would take place in person in Centerville, by phone or we can travel to your location. This would require additional travel expense.)

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The Intensive: (Individual)

Add $100 for couples       

* One Day Intensive/No Lodging - $300 - The One Day Intensive would require that you travel to The Abiding Place and be prepared to spend 6-8 hours before departing for home. All materials and meals will be provided.  

* One Day Intensive/One Night Lodging - $350 - The One Day Intensive w/Lodging is for individuals who do not wish to travel at night or who might have a longer distance to travel in order to get home. Lodging includes all linens and breakfast before departing for home.  
         
* Two Day Intensive/One Night Lodging - $650 The Two Day Intensive would require 2 full days of sessions, one nights lodging and departing for home at the close of the 2nd day. 

*Two Day Intensive/Two Nights Lodging - $700 - The Two Day Intensive w/two nights lodging allows for two full days of sessions and departing for home the morning following the 2nd day. 

* Three Day Intensive/Two Nights Lodging - $950 - The Three Day Intensive allows two full days of sessions and an abbreviated session on the third day that will allow for ample travel time returning home. We do not offer a third night of lodging.

NOTE: Intensives can be conducted in your location but would require a secure/accountabie environment ( such as your home with a spouse or family member present at all times or in your local church facility with a staff or church member on site at all times. This would also require addtional travel/loding expense.)

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The Intervention - $1,500 - Should an intervention be required there would need to be 2-3 days of preparation, coordination and instruction for all parties involved, the actual intervention, and follow up ministry depending on the outcome of the intervention. Interventions will be done in your home or church setting and additional travel/lodging expenses would apply. 

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To Make an Appointment or for more information regarding The Abiding Place Christian Counseling contact us at: 

or Call

903-626-5848

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 The Abiding Place Doctrinal Statement

  •        We believe in one God, creator, and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  •        We believe The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the final authority for all of His children.

  •        We believe that human nature derives from two historical persons, male and females created perfect in God's image; they sinned, plunging themselves and all mankind into sin, suffering and death.

  •        We believe that the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and His bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and salvation for all who believe.

  •        We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for Believers in Christ, that He makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in the life of the Believer, and that He comforts, guides, convicts, and enables Believers to live in constant communion and fellowship with Father God.

  •        We believe that ministry to persons acknowledges the complexity of humans as physical, psychological, social and Spiritual beings.  The ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to help others move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.

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A Special Note Concerning Christian Counseling

In the State of Texas there are two avenues for practicing legally as a Counselor. The first is to fulfill the requirements set forth by the State as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). For those who do not posess their LPC certification the second avenue is to counsel in a non-profit environment. (An LPC may practice in either arena.) The Abiding Place Christian Counseling Center has been established as an integral part of Kingdom Heart Ministries, Inc. a 501(C)3 Non-profit Organization. Bob is not an LPC but operates in the arena of "pastoral counseling."