View of Personhood:
A person is an "embodied soul" made in the "image of God" with complex, intertwined spiritual, biological, psychological and sociocultural facets. Polis aims to provide embodied soul care through loving attention to the whole person.
A collaborative, explorative journey in “self-awareness, story and relationships” in Christ (DeGroat).
DeGroat, C. (2015). Wholeheartedness. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.
Dynamics of Approach:
union with Christ (coram Deo)
distinctively reformed Christian worldview (creation, fall, redemption, restoration)
collaborative role with local church
psychology of worship
theology of desire (rightly ordered love)
collaborative and evocative, relational approach
complex, multi-faceted view of person as embodied soul made in God's image
theo-dramatic emphasis on story
nuanced distinction between sin & suffering
sin as pervasive and progressive (corruption, perversion, pollution, disintegration)
transformative change motivated by the beauty, truth and goodness of God's love
progressive sanctification (repentance, faith, obedience)
model of empowerment, resilience and sustainability
evidence-based, recovery-oriented systems of care
culturally competent and contextualized
Augustinian theological anthropology
transtheoretical model (stages of change)
community reinforcement and family training
acceptance and commitment therapy
sexual identity therapy
(West Seattle office & Polis' mailing address):
7551 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
(Trinity West Seattle Church - Ida St. entrance)
Polis is a 501c3 nonprofit organization financially supported through the charitable giving of individuals, families and churches, who believe in the vitality, wisdom and Kingdom impact of Christian counseling. As a nonprofit organization, we strive to make resources available to all people, so that finances are not a barrier in seeking help. In order to sustain the viability of the ministry, the suggested rate of donation per session is $75. Some give more or less, and others are supported by their family and/or local church. Polis gives away 5% of all donations to support church planting.
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