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Many claim that they model their counseling after Jesus Christ, but their theology and methodology are devoid of Christ and His care. Join us in Fort Worth, TX on October 7-9, 2024, for our Annual Conference, Care of Christ, as we examine how the Wonderful Counselor provides a complete model of counseling and care for Christians to follow.


  • 75+ hours of lecture content covering topics like Counseling Children, Abuse and Trauma, Contemporary Issues, etc.
  • Opportunity to watch the conference live and interact with other attendees

  • Over 40 different speakers, including Dale Johnson, Heath Lambert, Carl Hargrove and more
  • Conference bookstore with discounts on top biblical counseling books


  • Dale Johnson

    Plenary Speaker
  • Omri Miles

    Plenary Speaker
  • Heath Lambert

    Plenary Speaker
  • Sean Perron

    Plenary Speaker
  • Tom Pennington

    Plenary Speaker
  • Carl Hargrove

    Plenary Speaker

Event Schedule

  • Care of Christ

    The Counseling Ministry of Jesus

  • Location

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    2001 W Seminary Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76115

  • October 7-9, 2024

Monday, October 7

7:15 am – 9:45 am – Registration and Check In
8:45 am – 9:45 am – Pre-Conference Session #1
9:45 am – 10:15 am – Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am – Pre-Conference Session #2
11:15 am – 12:45 pm – Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm – Pre-Conference Session #3
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm – Break
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm – Pre-Conference Session #4
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm – Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Pre-Conference Session #5

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Registration and Check In
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm – Plenary Session #1
7:15 pm – 7:45 pm – Break
7:45 pm – 8:45 pm – Breakout #1

Tuesday, October 8

8:45 am – 9:45 am – Breakout #2
9:45 am – 10:15 am – Break
10:15 am – 11:30 am – Plenary Session #2
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Plenary Session #3
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm – Break
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm – Breakout #3
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm – Break
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm – Plenary Session #4
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Member Meeting
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – ACBC Ministry Update Dinner*

Wednesday, October 9

8:45 am – 9:45 am – Breakout #4
9:45 am – 10:15 am – Break
10:15 am – 11:30 am – Plenary Session #5
11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Breakout #5
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Break
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Plenary Session #6

*Pre-purchased tickets required (includes dinner)


This year’s breakouts include sessions on the following topics:

  • Abuse and Trauma
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Counseling Children
  • Counseling from The Gospel of John
  • Crafting Homework
  • Spanish Session

You can select a session in each time block on a single topic or mix it up!

** Indicates that these sessions are offered in person and virtually

  • Plenaries

    Dale Johnson

    Omri Miles

    Heath Lambert

    Carl Hargrove

    Sean Perron

    Tom Pennington


  • Breakout 1

    Abuse and Trauma
    John Babler-Overcoming Trauma
    Jim Fain-The Wonderful Counselor: Jesus’ Words to Those in Great Affliction
    **Ernie Baker-Isaiah 26:3-5 and Creative homework for the traumatized

    Contemporary Issues
    Spencer Harmon-Shepherding Families in Technology, Screen Time, and Social Media
    Omri Miles-Potential Pitfalls of Gospel-Centered Counseling
    **Daniel Berger-A Biblical Perspective on the Construct of Schizophrenia
    **Daniel Dionne-A Biblical Approach to Transgenderism: First Do No Harm

    Counseling Children
    Aaron Brewster-Counseling Sorrowful Children
    (Women Only) Caroline Newheiser-How to Help Angry Kids
    **Robert Jones-Counseling Difficult Teens and Their Parents

    Counseling from the Gospel of John
    Charles Hodges -When it is your turn to be sick: Finding Hope and Help in the Gospel of John!
    **Kevin Carson-A Model for Grief Counseling from John 13-17
    **Sean Perron-A Complete Methodology from the Gospel of John

    Crafting Homework
    Andrew Rogers-Learn to Develop Your Own Homework
    **Keith Christensen-Incorporating Scripture Meditation into Homework

    Spanish Session
    **Eric Abisror-(ES)Wounded Hearts and Resurrection Hope-Finding Grace in Jesus’ Encounter with Lazarus

  • Breakout 2

    ACBC Process
    Nathan Currey
    – How to become a certified Training Center

    Abuse and Trauma
    (Women Only) Julie Ganschow-Trauma- The Medicalization of Suffering
    **Ernie Baker-Counseling Julie–A Case Study on Biblical Care for Extreme Abuse
    **Mark Shaw-Medicating the Emotions by Microdosing Hallucinogenics

    Contemporary Issues
    Sybrand de Swardt-Counseling Across Ethnic and Cultural Divides
    (Women Only) Martha Peace-Woke or Awake? The Attack on Complementrianism
    **Mark Mann-The Way of Peace; From Conflict to Conciliation at the Cross of Christ; John 14:27
    **Scott Mehl-The Biblical Theology of Sex
    **Jim Newheiser-Cancel Culture — Are Boundaries Biblical?

    Counseling Children
    Juan Moncayo-Is it just about attachment?
    (Women Only) Lisa Schmidt-Hope for the Fearful and Anxious Child

    Counseling from the Gospel of John
    Stuart Scott-Helping the counselee understand the Holy Spirit and guidance – Jn 16:12-15
    **Adam Tyson-The Sin of Comparison-Directly from John 3:22-30
    **Edward Wide-Pursuing the Glory of God: Avoiding Self-Centered Biblical Counseling

    Crafting Homework
    **Joshua Greiner-Homework to Cement and Launch Your Counseling Sessions
    Jeremy Pray-Practical Approaches to Assigning Homework
    **Nicolas Ellen-Understanding How To Apply Homework to the Phases and Stages of Spiritual Growth

    Spanish Session
    **Manuel Herrera-(ES)More than medicine-Sufficiency of Scripture in the Face of Sickness and Pain

  • Breakout 3

    ACBC Process
    Abby Bearden-
    How to Become ACBC Certified

    Abuse and Trauma
    Nathan Currey-Are you Prepared to Handle Abuse in Your Church?
    **Tony Anderson-Counseling the Abuser
    Lee Edmonds-Sleep, Trauma and PTSD

    Contemporary Issues
    Darrell Rose-Key Truths to Guide Wise Practice in Overcoming Grief After Suicide
    Dan Nah-Biblically Evaluating “Midlife Crisis”
    **Adam Tyson-The Myth of Adolescence in Counseling

    Counseling Children
    (Women Only) Suzzanne Bonn-Involving Parents in the Counseling Process of their Children
    **Kenneth Schultz-How to Creatively Minister Bible Verses to Anxious Children
    **Cody Newcome-Counseling the Heart of An Adoptee
    **Mark Shaw-Family Dynamics in Addiction Counseling

    Counseling from the Gospel of John
    (Women Only) Susan Heck-Teaching our Counselees to be Content
    **Terry Enns-Counseling Like the Shepherd: Leading Counselees to Rest in Jesus
    **Sean Perron-How Jesus instructs from the Gospel of John

    Crafting Homework
    Roger DePriest-The Book of James as a Homework Manual for Biblical Counselors
    Howard Eyrich-Utilizing Crafted Homework
    **Tom Sugimura-Assigning Homework from the Psalms

    Spanish Session
    **Kike Torres-(ES)Creating a Culture of Mutual Care

  • Breakout 4

    Abuse and Trauma
    Brian Sayers-Abuse, Neglect, and Divorce: Considering the Options
    (Women Only) Diane Schwan-Caring for the Abused

    Contemporary Issues
    Brad Bigney-Biblical Sorrow vs. Sinful Complaining – What’s the Difference?
    Lee Edmonds-AI (Artificial Intelligence), how should I view it?
    **Jim Berg-Unmasking Addiction—With Science Rightly Interpreted
    **Brad Brandt-Straight Talk about Overcoming Sexual Sin
    **Jim Fain-The Trust Trap
    **Brent Osterberg-Counseling Expressive Individualism

    Counseling Children
    **(Women Only) Kelli Dionne-A Biblical Look at “Gentle Parenting”
    **Jim Newheiser-Helping Adult Children to Navigate Difficult relationships with their parents

    Counseling from the Gospel of John
    Jim Koerber-Grounding Life’s Circumstances in the Eternal Purposes of God – John 9
    (Women Only) Shelbi Cullen-The Cost of Discipleship-Lessons from John 12:20-26 and other Key Texts
    **Tim Pasma-The Good Shepherd & Your Counseling Ministry (John 10)

    Crafting Homework
    Bryan Gaines-Scripture Memory for All of Life
    Matt Mumma-Hermeneutics and Homework
    **Keith Palmer-Constructing Effective Homework

    Spanish Session
    **Arturo Valdebenito-(ES) Union with Christ and its Effect on a Believer’s Relationships

  • Breakout 5

    Abuse and Trauma
    John Street-How Sin Silences the Conscience
    **(Women Only) Lisa Anderson-Counseling Those Traumatized by Sexual Crime
    Lance Quinn-The Biblical Counselor as a Theologian

    Contemporary Issues
    Glenn Dunn-Why, O Lord?-The Cry of the Helpless
    Trevor Komatsu-Awakening Ambition: Helping Young Men Overcome Video Game Addiction and Laziness
    Matthew Statler-Terror by Night, Dread by Day
    **J. Stephen Yuille-The Danger of Mysticism
    Jon Okinaga-Fear and Worry: A Biblical Approach for Overcoming what the DSM calls Anxiety

    Counseling Children
    Seth Leeman-Counseling Gender-Confused Youth
    **Lucas Pace-Wisdom and Technology
    **(Women Only) Amy Baker-Children of Divorce

    Counseling from the Gospel of John
    **Marshall Adkins-The Good Shepherd and the Care of Souls
    **Randy Patten-Evangelizing Counselees Using John: The Gospel of Belief

    Crafting Homework
    (Women Only) Cheryl Bell-Sanctifying Homework: Using Ephesians 4:22-24 as a Guide
    **Tim Keeter-Music as Counseling Homework
    **Ben Marshall-The Fear of Man: Scripture, A Diagram, and Homework

    Spanish Session
    **Brian Warne-(ES) Counseling Heart Issues

**Indicates that these sessions are offered in person and virtually

Conference Pricing

If Registered By 11:59 PM Central Time on –>July 31, 2024August 31, 2024Full Price
Annual and Pre-Conference (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
General Registration$320$340$360
ACBC Certified$260$280$300
Annual Conference Only (IN-PERSON Only)
General Registration$265$275$285
ACBC Certified$205$215$225
Pre-Conference Only (IN-PERSON Only)
General Registration$105$115$125
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[Spanish] Pre-Conference Only (IN-PERSON Only)
General Registration $80$90$100
Annual Conference & [SPANISH] Pre-Conference (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL)
General Registration$235$255$275
ACBC Certified$185$205$225
Group Watch (VIRTUAL)
Group Watch for 10 attendees to watch on one screen$2,060$2,060$2,060
For each addition attendee above 10 $206$206$206
For each additional room above 1$50$50$50

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All cancellation submissions must be made by logging into your Cvent account or contacting our office. Please note that refunds will only be given up to September 1st.

Cancellation Fees:

· No refunds will be given after September 1st, 2024

· Prior to that up to a 90% refund will be given


During registration you can add members to your registration group (spouse, fellow church member etc.); however, each attendee will need a unique e-mail address.

Group Watch Virtual Discount

To make our 2024 Annual Conference as accessible as possible to local churches, ACBC is offering deeply discounted group packages for church and ministry groups of 10 or more.


ACBC has secured discounted room rates for hotels near the conference venue. Simply click the links below to book a room using the discounted rates. The room rates allow for a October 3, 2024 arrival through October 12, 2024 departure. You must book before September 16, 2024 to secure the prices below.


Giving hope is an essential element of faithful biblical counseling and requires counselors to exercise wisdom and care in the need of the moment.

Drawing from Hebrew 6:19, our 2024 Pre-Conference, Our Steady Anchor will examine how to minister the hope of Christ and how the work of Christ serves as an anchor of hope.

The Pre-Conference takes place on Monday, October 7th from 9:00 am til 4:00 pm and includes 5 plenary sessions.

Pre-Conferencia en Español

Cuidamos de las almas porque Dios dio a la iglesia como su comunidad de cuidado, su Palabra como nuestra guía para el cuidado, y su Espíritu como el poder de nuestro cuidado. Nuestra visión del cuidado debe estar moldeada por lo que Dios nos ha revelado en su Palabra y en la persona de Cristo, no por lo que nuestra cultura terapéutica pretende que es el cuidado legítimo de las personas que se enfrentan a dificultades. 

Acompáñenos a “el cuidado de las almas en la iglesia” en octubre 2024 para explorar esta importante tarea del cuidado de las almas en la iglesia.

La pre-conferencia tendrá lugar el lunes 7 de octubre, de 9:00 a 4:00pm e incluye 5 sesiones plenarias.