ALCC believes the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and because it is true, there is nothing the nearness of Christ cannot overcome. We look for and expect the Holy Spirit to reveal genius solutions to any issues we are facing, and we look for and expect his Holy Spirit to do for us what we have not been able to do for ourselves. Jesus promised full life to those who came to him (John 10:10). When we are not experiencing full life we rely on his Spirit to show us how to enter full life. Our problems have value. We do not merely seek solutions to our problems; we seek to experience abundant life as Jesus becomes more real and present to us. We walk through this process together, realizing that everyone who participates in it is both a disciple and a discipler of others. We know that each one of us is equally loved and valued by God, and that each one of us is created to experience and share his love. We affirm that anyone who honestly enters this process, regardless of their starting point – belief in Christ or no relationship with Christ at all – is welcome and has an equal opportunity to find healing and full life.
Ron Jones I am the founder of Abiding Life Counseling and Coaching. My wife, Tina, and I have been married over 35 years and raised two children while I served as an enlisted man and Officer in the Navy and as a minister in local churches. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s in Biblical Studies and a Master’s in Human Services Counseling. I am the author of the book The Elephant in the Bar: How the Sexual Revolution Broke Sex and Marriage and How to Keep It from Breaking You. Tina is a successful business owner, running a home-based daycare for over thirty years, where she has cared for hundreds of children from 6 weeks old to school age. We live in Chesapeake, Virginia and work out together at the local YMCA where I teach a 515AM bootcamp 5 days a week. We have a cat named Mowgli.