Out of Fear and Into Love
Our mission is to show the love and mercy of God by providing aid and assistance with the Christian goal of restoration with God, self, and others. Our vision is to see every captive set free through God's mercy.
We have been a vital part of providing counseling for more than 20 years; establishing Discovering MErcy in 2016. We were founded to serve a growing segment of our community in desperate need of inaccessible services due to the severity of trauma. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers that make our mission possible. Through all these years our purpose still remains the same: to journey out of fear into love.
For more specifics about Discovering MErcy's counseling, read our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Understanding the Journey Out of Fear into Love
We are created to journey with “others.” Even our nervous systems are made to develop in relationships. A child’s nervous system synchronizes with their parents and mirrors the “on” of the parent(s) that is with them. A matched pair. We learn how to be in this space shared with another. In this space love is the connection. Love is being seen past the messiness, known by another when you've lost yourself and fully accepted in the midst of it all.
At Discovering MErcy, we help adults understand the language of the (inner) child who is captive in fear and when that language is recognized and understood, the child can begin the journey out of fear into love. No longer living in a defensive posture, protecting from relationships with a nervous system “on”.. they can live in love knowing that they are accepted and able to live out of their heart and live from love.
Does this sound familiar? Recognize a child's journey via our blog, and read more about how we help.
Statement of Faith
Our statement of faith is quite simple: It is our faith in Jesus Christ, the work of the cross as defined in The Holy Bible, the leading of the Holy Spirit in counseling sessions as well as direction for the non-profit with a strong emphasis on a solid base of sound biblical theology. Discovering MErcy is a Christian organization whose doctrinal commitment follows the Apostles’ Creed--however--we want to make it clear, that we in no way proselytize our beliefs onto those we counsel.
While we are a faith-based organization that has served hundreds of trauma survivors, we are very much aware of the spiritual and church abuse that exists where churches, religious authorities, or leadership misuse their power to harm others. We also help those who have unknowingly been retraumatized by well-intentioned Christian deliverance ministries.
We believe the complexity of trauma and the adaptive nature of the human mind to survive under duress can create a lifestyle built around fear. Counseling to trauma survivors is a relational process that includes addressing dissociation, attachment fears, developmental trauma, as well as addressing spiritual captivity. In a relational context, we extend unconditional love to the most vulnerable, sharing the true gospel of mercy rather than laws, shame, and directives.
We value continuing education, which includes, but is not limited to, the study of scripture and theology, and the current understanding of developmental trauma and its effects during a person’s lifetime. We are passionate about counseling survivors as our mission is to help the hurting and discarded and empower the body of Christ to help survivors of trauma.