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Shawnee Bible Church offers one-on-one, marriage, or family counseling that helps people come to know Christ and to grow in a relationship with Him by receiving specific guidance from God's Word. Counseling is available by appointment. If you would like to talk with us about scheduling counseling, contact us:

(913) 268-7953

Philosophy of Counseling

LampLight Biblical Counseling finds its identity in Psalm 119:105. We truly believe that God's Word is the "light" for the path that we call life. Our counseling approach is based upon the presupposition that the Bible is sufficient to help man address his (non-organic) problems of living. The Holy Scriptures (as found in the Old and New Testaments) offer help and hope to those who are interested in learning how to solve personal and relational problems God’s way (2 Peter 1:2-4). By applying biblical truths to life’s problems, followers of Jesus Christ can learn to please God (Ephesians 5:10), all by the help and enabling of God's Spirit. By interpreting personal problems through the lens of Scripture, biblical counselors, as ambassadors of Christ, seek to ensure that others are “not taken captive through false teaching, philosophy and empty deception according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8). Biblical counselors seek to lovingly share one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:1-10) and to proclaim Christ, admonishing and teaching with all wisdom, that we may present everyone complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28). Our goal is to help others solve problems in such a way that they discover and become useful and fruitful "in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 1:2-11). Our counseling approach is "nouthetic" and is not a form of psychotherapy.

Certified Counseling

At LampLight, we value training and accountability. That's why we align ourselves with two biblical counseling certification bodies that oversee our training and certification process. They include the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors ( and the International Association of Biblical Counselors ( Our counselors are either certified with one or both of these organizations, or they are actively working toward that goal.

From the Director

Welcome to LampLight Biblical Counseling Center! Life can be difficult, and many people are looking in many places for answers to life's problems. At LampLight, we are committed to sharing God's answers to life's problems because we believe that God's Spirit, through His Word, can truly restore the soul (Psalm 19:7).

Feel free to contact us to find out more about how the Bible can help you with whatever problems you are facing.

Jon Gohdes, M.A. (ACBC & IABC Certified)
Director of Counseling
Associate Pastor

About: Jon grew up in north central Wisconsin, and he came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age. Since then he has actively studied the Bible and served in Christian ministry. He graduated from Calvary University in 2012 with a BA in Pastoral Studies, and again in 2017 with a MA in Biblical Counseling. His biblical counseling studies included a year-long residency internship under biblical counselor and author Dr. Lou Priolo in Birmingham, AL. He is certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and by the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC).

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."
(Psalm 119:105)