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Creative Teaching Center in Charleston provides non-denominational biblical counsel
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By JENNIFER BROWN, For the JG/T-C | Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 5:01 am | (0) Comments

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CHARLESTON — Creative T eaching Center in Charleston has a passion and dedication to help those who are in need of God’s love. Formerly known as Creative Ministries, the counseling, restoration and resource center has been in the area since 1997. The organization works closely with clients to offer non-denominational biblical counsel. Karen Sutliff, executive director of the teaching center, is a licensed pastoral counselor who had a calling to start a ministry. She has done former ministry work and has gone where her services are needed the most. The Creative T eaching Center is a nondenominational and non-profit mission ministry operated by Sutliff and her husband, Ron Sutliff.

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“The mission of this ministry is to encourage, counsel, teach and train people in areas of life that can bring healing and help for their future. CTC is designed to assist churches and pastors in Central Illinois when their case load is beyond what they can contain,” Sutliff said. Sutliff’s passion is to help people who are hurting. The ministry is about making people feeling loved and accepted for who they are. The seven lay staff members are trained and certified with Creation Therapy certification. CTC will work with children and teens who are having social or academic struggles. There are also counselors for marriage, divorce and family. They additionally counsel individuals in teen pregnancies and eating disorders. “CTC offers budget counseling, marriage restoration, family restoration,” Sutliff said. Two years ago, Sutliff and her staff added the Creation Therapy Profile to their program.

Submitted Photo Pictured from left to right are Ryan Spitz (officer), T alitha Spitz (certified counselor), Ron Sutliff (co-owner of ministry), Karen Sutliff (co-owner of ministry), Angie Rhodes (board officer), Evan Smith (back, missionary certified counselor), T eara Smith (missionary certified counselor), Keri Clapp (certified student in training), Dulcy Dawson (back, missionary caregiver) and Christine Clark (certified counselor in training).

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“It shows the individual their God-given inborn temperaments in the areas of social, control and affection,” Sutliff said. The one-on-one counseling co-pay averages around $15-$20. Clients will not be turned away if they are unable to meet this requirement. The counseling service will try to locate the funds to make it possible to counsel each client. “Our slogan is ‘A little bit of time and a little bit of love.’ If we do anything less than that, then our efforts are in vain,” Sutliff said. The ministry works with churches throughout Central Illinois. They will often assist pastors and ministers with counseling case loads. “We offer missionary care programs for the missionaries that are entering in or being sent out to different countries,” Sutliff said. Volunteers assist the ministry as mentors and tutors. The ministry is always in need of volunteers. The economic struggle has brought in more clients and needs. “My philosophy is, ‘What’s one hour of my week to someone who is in need?’” Sutliff said. The center at 516 Sixth St. is open most weekdays by appointment only at 218-4188.
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The office also has a website: www.creativeteachingcenter.org.

Contact Jennifer Brown at jebrown2@eiu.edu.
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Posted in Lifestyles, Faith-and-values, Religion on Friday, May 28, 2010 5:01 am Updated: 5:02 pm.

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