BetterDays was founded in 2002 by Chad Karger with a mission to serve the Body of Christ by providing biblical counseling to church pastors and leaders. The context of this counsel not only took place in the office, but outside in the rugged mountains of Colorado on 4 day backpacking trips. Soon the Go Outside motto was formed and became a staple to the counseling work. 


After growing up in the home of a pastor and being a pastor himself, Chad witnessed first hand the weight and stress that comes with being a leader in the church. The heart of BetterDays has always been to provide a safe place for pastors and church leaders find counsel, mentoring, rest, and encouragement. 


In serving those in the trenches of leadership, BetterDays is seeking to strengthen the local church in her gospel mission. BetterDays is strategically positioned to support leaders in this field. In caring for leaders we are impacting the individuals they in turn are caring for and leading!


We are focused on the full spectrum of leaders within the Christian church, including full-time employees, part-time employees, volunteers, ministry leaders, and missionaries.


Although we have a special interest in serving and aiding church leadership, our biblical counseling services are open to all who may be interested.



The Gospel


We believe in the gospel (the good news) that there is nothing we can do to earn God’s love and salvation and nothing we can do to lose His love. We believe reconciliation with God through Christ alone brings rest to the soul. This declaration of peace by the grace of God is accepted by faith. We do not offer a system or a three step process for change, but a person, a Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

The Church


We believe that the church, as the Bride of Christ, exists to proclaim in word and deed the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe the primary context of counseling should be in community. Therefore, we come alongside the church as a partner in ministry and seek to involve them when possible in the process. Our goal is to return counseling to the local church.

The Bible


We believe that the Holy Spirit brings transformation to every area of a believer's life, primarily using the Word of God to teach, correct, rebuke, and instruct. We believe the Bible is inerrant and inspired by the living God and that it is a fountain of living water that consumes the barren soil of self-reliance, and promotes a harvest rooted in the worship of God eternal.

God's Glory


We believe we were created to glorify God by enjoying Him above all else. All our counseling is done with this foundation and goal in mind. Our passion is to see God magnified and clients experience their maximum satisfaction in Christ as they experience the transforming power of the gospel. The more we are transformed by and conformed to the image of Christ, the more equipped we are to glorify God in all things.