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And you will know the

truth, and the truth

will set you free.


John 8:32

 

About Us

 

God tells the truth. Since Jesus said the truth sets us free (John 8:32), then it must also be true that lies keep us in bondage. Here at Crossway, we believe our “problems” are often not the real problem at all. Rather, our greatest problems are results of lies we’ve learned to believe. Therefore, our relationships with our clients focus less on ethical issues of right and wrong and more on the lies we believe concerning God, ourselves and others. Our goal is to move our clients from solution focused thinking to focus on Jesus Christ and his life within as sufficient for every need. 

Since 1990, God has worked through Crossway Ministries to help countless numbers of people learn how God’s grace is sufficient in supplying practical and lasting solutions to many of the problems of life.  Some have termed our method of counseling as the "Exchanged Life." The message of the Exchanged Life is that as Christ was our substitute on the cross, now He’s our substitute for daily life (Romans 5:10). Jesus Christ gave His life for us, in order to give His life to us, so that He can live His life through us. As we trusted Christ for salvation, "much more" can we trust Him for every life situation. Find out more by viewing our Statement of Beliefs

Having counseled hundreds of hurting people, we’re convinced a Christian’s ability to enjoy God and life hinges upon walking in the truths of the New Covenant, a promise God made to all humanity (Jeremiah 31:31-34). Most of us know that Jesus died and was raised for the forgiveness of sins, but less people understand that “as Christ was raised from the dead...so we too might walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). Dear Christian, the New Covenant truth is that Christ has both cleansed you of your sins and filled you with His new life! The rest of the gospel, the part we sometimes neglect, is that we now have the daily option to cooperate with Christ’s life within and experience freedom from life’s many hang-ups. This is not only good news, it’s the best news going!

As we learn to recognize and draw from Christ's life in us, we experience God’s miraculous power in ways such as:

  • Being able to accept and love God, ourselves, and others without expectations or disappointments.
  • Gaining victory over sinful habits and destructive patterns of living.
  • Being content in our present jobs, homes, and relationships no matter how busy or difficult the circumstances may seem.

We’re excited to share how God, working through Jesus Christ, can transform a Christian’s life forever! We can’t wait to walk alongside as you experience how God’s grace really does heal! Whether you’re a pastor, church, a couple, or an individual, Crossway can help. To find out how, view more about Counseling & Events

 

Meet Our Team

 
Richie Reese - Director

Richie Reese

Director

Angel Reese - Ministry Assistant

Angel Reese

Ministry Assistant

Butch Morrison - Discipleship Counselor, Conference Speaker

Butch Morrison

Discipleship Counselor, Conference Speaker

Decima Morrison - Discipleship Counselor

Decima Morrison

Discipleship Counselor

Vivian Hayes - Discipleship & Marriage Counselor

Vivian Hayes

Discipleship & Marriage Counselor

Nan Stephens - Bookkeeper

Nan Stephens

Bookkeeper

Emily Watts - Designer & Ministry Assistant

Emily Watts

Designer & Ministry Assistant

 

Jim Stephens
Founder (1946 - 2014)

Founded by Jim Stephens in 1990, Crossway Ministries was designed as a “storm shelter” where hurting people in the Anderson area could find grace and healing from the storms of life. The name Crossway reflects Jim’s desire to “provide Biblical counseling only...to start at the cross and go from there.”

Counseling

 

Crossway offers counseling based on sound Biblical truths and principles. Our approach reflects the forgiving and understanding heart of Christ while lovingly confronting deceptions in thoughts and behaviors with accuracy. Our warm and accepting office atmosphere will provide you the opportunity to experience God’s love in a secure and confidential environment. We offer 3 types of Biblical counseling services:

 

Christian Counseling for individuals

Individual Counseling

God has worked through the staff at Crossway to successfully meet a variety of adult needs including problems resulting from abuse, addiction, and depression. If you’re struggling with difficult relationships or any other variety of personal issues, Crossway can help. We provide a nonthreatening environment where you can be open and still feel safe. We specialize in discipleship counseling through which you will discover how practical and sufficient Jesus really is to heal your hurts in any situation.


Marriage Counseling

Marital Counseling

We are available for pre-marital and marital counseling to help couples form a Biblical foundation concerning God’s plan for marriage with Christ as the centerpiece. In marriage counseling we trust God and His Word to reveal underlying issues needing healing and restoration, and we’ll help you see how God’s grace makes you and your spouse better together. All of the staff at Crossway have personally encountered marriage difficulties and have been in your shoes. The answer we’ve found is the same solution we’re excited to share with you - God’s grace heals!


Skype Counseling

Skype Counseling

If you live outside the Anderson area, we can still help! We offer individual and marriage counseling through Skype. All you’ll need is a computer or tablet device that supports live video and an email account where you can receive handouts.

To request Skype Biblical counseling, call 864-224-5557 or email us.

 

Biblical Counseling FAQ's

Who can receive counseling services?
Our counseling services are available for adults ages 21 and older. Child and adolescent needs are handled on a case by case basis. If possible, we will offer referrals to other offices who can help. Contact us for more information.

How do I begin counseling?
To begin the counseling process, contact us to set up an initial consultation. Call our office in Anderson, SC at 864-224-5557 email us and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

What is the length of a counseling session?
Typical counseling sessions are approximately 50 minutes in length. We ask clients to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment in order to maximize the time. Double sessions may be scheduled in unique circumstances to accomodate particular needs (with client’s approval).

What is the cost of counseling?
Our counseling services start with an initial consultation at no charge. Subsequent individual and marital counseling sessions are offered on a sliding monetary scale based on income. Contact us for the details.

What if I have an emergency or need crisis care?
Crossway Ministries is not equipped for emergency crisis care. Our discipleship counseling process can take time, and people who need emergency care may not be able to wait. If you are in need of crisis care for any reason:

  • Emergency situations: Dial 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453

What if I don’t live near Crossway’s office?
We can help no matter where you live! Crossway offers confidential, online biblical counseling for out-of-area clients who wish to engage with a discipleship counselor on a regular basis. Contact us to begin counseling through Skype.

 

Events

 
 
More information coming soon ......

Seminars

We know the Bible can sometimes be overwhelming and even confusing. The Exchanged Life Seminar is a 2-day live event designed to help Christians know God better through His Word and to gain a greater understanding of their new identity in Christ. The Seminar will give you a bird's eye view of God's greater purpose for creating you unique, and why He sent Jesus to earth to die in your place. From beginning to end, this Seminar will present the truth that Jesus Christ gave His life for us, so He could give His life to us, and then live His life through us!

More information coming soon ......


Romans 5 - 8 "the heart of the gospel"

The book of Romans is a concise and comprehensive presentation of the good news concerning Jesus Christ, who is God in human form (Romans 1:1-3). In this letter the apostle Paul masterfully outlines God's overarching plan for redeeming the human race by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Romans 5-8 is a 3-day study designed to walk you verse by verse through the heart of the gospel. You'll discover what it means to be "right with God" and what true righteousness looks like in your daily life.

More information coming soon ......

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Resources

 

Recommended Reading

The Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson

Love Is ... by Bob Christopher

The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley
God Without Religion by Andrew Farley
Heaven is Now by Andrew Farley
The Hurt & The Healer by Bart Millard and Andrew Farley
Relaxing with God by Andrew Farley

Classic Christianity by Bob George
Faith that Pleases God by Bob George

Lifetime Guarantee by Bill Gillham
What God Wishes Every Christian Knew by Bill Gillham
A Confident Woman by Anabel Gillham
No Mercy by Preston Gillham

God's Astounding Opinion of You by Ralph Harris

Unfiltered Grace by Joe Langley

The Shackling of Grace by Lee LeFebre

The Cure by Thrall, McNicol, and Lynch
On My Worst Day by John Lynch

Grace Walk by Steve McVey
Grace Rules by Steve McVey
Helping Others Overcome Addictions by Steve McVey & Mike Quarles

Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray

The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee
Sit, Walk, Stand by Watchman Nee
The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee

Birthright by David Needham

Fight for Grace by Andrew Nelson

The Rest of the Gospel by Dan Stone & Greg Smith

Handbook to Happiness by Charles Solomon

The Green Letters by Miles Stanford

The Gospel Uncut by Jeremy White