Mission and Core Values
Mission Statement: Helping hurting people discover hope and comfort through God’s Word.
Key Verse: For we are his workmanship (masterpiece), created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
God’s Word is sufficient for assessing and addressing the difficulties of life. (1 Peter 3:16, Hebrews 4:12) and
God is actively doing a work of sanctification in the life of every believer. (1 Thessalonians 4:3, John 15:1- 4, Hebrews 12:7-11, Philippians 1:6, Ephesians 2:10, 3:14-20)
We first seek to provide the counselee with a biblical framework for understanding the difficulty they are experiencing, and to point them to biblically-based hope and comfort.
The long-term goal of counseling will be to help the counselee develop a stronger faith and a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the Lord that will serve them far beyond the term of the current crisis.
Christ-Centered: A dynamic personal relationship with Jesus Christ is key to experiencing freedom from overwhelming despair, discouragement, anxiety, besetting sins and the difficulties of life. (John 15, 16:33, Col 1:20)
Biblically-Based: The Scriptures are the primary source of wisdom for all counsel and assigned homework. (Hebrews 4:12, 1 Peter 3:16)
Spirit-Lead: The Holy Spirit dwells within all believers granting wisdom and discernment, teaching and helping them understand spiritual truth. (John 14:16, 26, Ephesians 3:20)
Prayer-Saturated: Every counseling session will begin and end with prayer, and counselees will be prayed for on a regular basis through intercessory prayer. (James 5:16)
Jodi Kushner, M.A.
Founder & Lead Counselor
Jodi Kushner is the founder and lead counselor of Masterpiece Biblical Counseling, LLC. She holds a master’s degree in theology/biblical counseling from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, MN. Jodi has been a believer for more than 40 years and brings a broad spectrum of ministry and practical experience to her counseling ministry. Her experience includes serving on staff at a large church as counselor and coach, leading/teaching bible studies, discipling/mentoring women, and several years as ministry coordinator for The Biblical Counseling Coalition.