My name is David Flowers. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Christy, since 1988, and we have three daughters. I have been in the ministry since 1994, serving since 2002 in a church I planted. I also teach part-time in Spring Arbor University’s Master of Arts program in Counseling and run a small private counseling practice.
I served in youth ministry for eight years before planting a church (denominationally, Free Methodist). My practical experiences in ministry are the soil for my observations about church, church life, God, and all things theological, though I always keep theology light and accessible.
Education, Training, Memberships
I have a B.S. in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint, and an MA in Counseling from Oakland University. I am an ordained minister in the Free Methodist Church of North America and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I am certified to use the Prepare/Enrich premarital and couple counseling programs and have nearly fifteen years of experience using them successfully.
I am a member of the Michigan Counseling Association and the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Counseling.
I am a clinical supervisor for post-graduate counselors. I received my supervision training at The Mentoring Institute in 2015.
I currently teach almost exclusively in the M.A. in Counseling program, preparing aspiring counselors for careers in the field. Classes I teach include:
- Theories of Counseling
- Techniques of Counseling
- Career Counseling
- Aspects of Grief and Loss
- Mental Illness and Families (for Master of Family Studies program)
I do not offer therapy online or through email, and my posts and communications via all media should not be construed as therapy. If you would like information about my private practice, it is available here.
Ways to Connect
Samples of my Work
These posts will familiarize you with the stuff I write and think about.