Our mission is to bring wholeness through the healing presence of Jesus Christ
Through the centuries the Christian community has provided pastoral counseling, guidance, healing prayer, spiritual direction for people who are hurting, seeking insight, or wanting help in their spiritual pilgrimage. We want to partner with you on a healing journey through online Soul Care. The care we offer is rooted in the Christian Mystery of “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Soul Care is defined as the support and restoration of the wellbeing of persons in their totality (mind, body & spirit) with particular concern for the inner life. The goal of Soul Care is to foster psychospiritual growth that consists of 4 elements: Healing, Sustaining, Reconciling & Guiding.
Just make an appointment and Rev. Joseph K. Acton will meet with you on Zoom or a platform of your choosing.Our goal is to listen, pray, guide and counsel you toward greater awareness and wholeness in Jesus Christ.Each session is 50 Minutes and is free of charge, though a donation of 50 dollars is suggested and appreciated. You will find this to be a meaningful time of spiritual discovery and healing.
Note: Soul Care/Pastoral Counseling is not professional clinical therapy. However, if there is a need, you will be referred to a professional psychotherapist who also works via an online platform.
Joseph regularly confers with a licensed psychologist for the purpose of supervision. He is a cerified pastoral counselor the National Association of Christian Counselors and the American Association of Christian Counseling.
Recently, when I was given an opportunity for Soul Care provided by Josh Acton, it could not have come at a better time, and I leapt at the chance. My soul felt withered and dry; I seemed to be stuck in desert sands. In just three sessions, Soul Care has been like an oasis where I have found refreshment and rest for my soul. Josh is biblically grounded, sensitive to the Spirit of God, and an excellent listener. When he speaks it is with wisdom that comes from a profound relationship to the Lord. His training as a counselor serves him and his clients well. If this is the spiritual direction you desire, look no further. You won’t be disappointed.
" I have found that over the years, pastoral counseling was perhaps the most fruitful, and transformative experiences of my life. I want to help people discover who they really are, and who Jesus Christ really is for them."
The Rev. Joseph Acton is a seasoned ordained pastor with over thirty years of experience. He earned a BA in Religious Studies with "High Honors" from UCSB and received graduate training in counseling from Chapman University and Texas A&M - Commerce. He also holds an MDiv from General Theological Seminary in New York City. In addition to being a pastor of churches, he also served as a Hospice Chaplain/Spiritual Counselor for patients and families with The Elizabeth Hospice in San Diego, and worked as a practicing pastoral counselor (under supervision) at Walnut Valley Counseling Center in Walnut, California. He has been certified as a pastoral counselor (CPC). Joseph currently serves St Paul’s Church in the Temecula Valley of California, and is the North American Director of OSL, an International Healing Ministry. For more on healing ministry go to OSLToday.org. For info on Joseph’s church go to stpaulschurchmurrieta.com
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