September 9, 2021

Hebrews 10:25 (KJV)
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

As a Christian, we need community. In fact, we were created to exist within community. God said in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good for man to be alone.” As people, we thrive when we are in healthy relationships with other believers.

This past year, as a ministry, we have focused on what it means to Cultivate Christian Community.  We have looked at our Identity and how we were created to reflect the image of God.  We have looked at God’s design for the family unit and how Christian community exists and functions within the family and we have been looking at how cultivating Christian community ought to exist among the believers.  

This is our last blog article for this theme:  Cultivating Christian Community.  Over the course of this past year we have experienced many difficulties that have challenged our understanding of Community: COVID-19, Racism, Riots, Political unrest, natural disasters, and many other things.  While there are many opinions and ideas about all of these things, one thing remains true and constant, we must continue to Cultivate Christian Community.  This generation needs it now more than ever.  

It is God’s design that within the borders of Christian community, we will grow.  In Ephesians 4:11-12 we read, “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: It is when we come together and work together that the whole body is edified (strengthened) and where people will grow both emotionally and spiritually.  

As we transition from our 2020-21 theme of Cultivating Christian Community to our new 2021-22 theme of “Battle Plan for the Family”, we invite you to begin to think about all the ways satan attempts to destroy Christian community.  With his divisive strategies, we must be ready to engage in the battle.  The battle is for our brethren, our sons, our daughters, our wives and our homes. (See Nehemiah 4:14). 

fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses”
(Nehemiah 4:14)

Training and Discipleship

The Cord of 3 training and discipleship program serves the community by offering educational seminars on various mental health and related topics (parenting subjects, coping with loss, warning signs of addiction) as well as conferences, retreats, and seminars for area churches on matters that pertain to God’s design for the family.

Counselor Education & Supervision

Cord of 3’s Counselor education and supervision program is deigned to support interns who are completing their master’s degree, counselors who are working toward licensure, and professionals who are working to integrate their Chritian faith into their clinical practice.

Equine Therapy

Cord of 3’s equine therapy program is designed for individuals ages 7 and up as well as women ages 13+ and families. Equine therapy can help individuals and families overcome challenges, cuiltivate healthy relational skills, build trust, improve interpersonal and behavioral functioning, and create positive self-concept and identity in Christ.

Play God’s Way

A Christ-centered play therapy model to meet teh spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of children. Through play therapy, children learn to accept responsibility for behavior, engage in healthy coping strategies, acquire problem-solving skills, develop empathy for others, and gain an understanding of identity in mChrist.


Addictions always originate in pain… The question is never ‘why the addiction?,’ but rather ‘why the pain?’” (Dr. Gabor Maté). Counselors can help those struggling with addictions address underlying painful issues and then break the addictive patterns.

Child & Adolescent

Behavioral issues at home or in school often have an underlying cause, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. The experienced staff at Cord of 3 meets each child with love, builds trust, and applies effective treatment that approaches the root cause of the behavior.

Marriage & Family

As in couple’s counseling, family counseling focuses on the relationship and dynamics within the family unit and between the individual members of it. Counselors will help clients identify unhealthy or unhelpful patterns, and to address them by developing healthier communication and conflict resolutions skills, create realistic expectations, and restructure familial roles to benefit everyone. The ultimate goal is to help the family be better able to thrive as a team.


Every person will at some point have at least one potentially traumatic experience, but this doesn’t impact everyone in the same ways. When struggling to process and move on from negative life experiences, therapy offers a powerful method of finding support and healing.


Individual counseling can help overcome the sometimes overwhelming fear and hopelessness by helping you better understand the conditions that led to the emotional brokenness you are experiencing, and applying healthy coping skills against them.