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One of the most horrifying manifestations of the fall of humanity into sin is the epidemic of abuse. The statistics point to a problem that touches every church and every family. What the statistics cannot capture, however, are the broken lives, the life-long heartache, the fear, and the devastation of relationships. As Christians we know that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ pierces this darkness with hope, compassion, and forgiveness. In 2018, the ACBC annual conference will focus on the problem of abuse and show how the resources of Scripture equip Christians to counsel abused persons and those who have harmed them.

Listen and see how the gospel transforms lives even in the darkest of stories.

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    Heath Lambert

    Plenary Speaker

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    Tim Pasma

    Plenary Speaker

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    Martha Peace

    Breakout Speaker

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    Dale Johnson

    Plenary Speaker

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    Tim Keeter

    Breakout Speaker

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    Andrew Rogers

    Breakout Speaker

TALKS


Heath Lambert  What Every Victim of Abuse Needs to Know
Greg Gifford  Child and Family Abuse
Chris Moles  Domestic Abuse
Pam Gannon  A Testimony of Abuse
Tim Pasma  Emotional Abuse
Dale Johnson  Abuse and the Abuser
Sean Perron Important and Controversial Issues in Pre-Marriage Counseling
Tony Anderson The Biblical Role of a Husband
Brad Bigney Basic Marriage Counseling – Where to Start? What to Do? How to End?
Scott Mehl Love is a Choice….and an Action…and an Affection
Susan Heck Marriage: What does a Spirit Filled Marriage Look Like
Julie Ganscchow Marriage: Counseling Abandoned Women: Teach them to Live by Faith
Armand Tiffe The Husbands Role in the Marriage Relationship
Jim Newheiser Six Keys to Preserving and Strengthening your Marriage
John Lehman Physcial intimacy: God’s Gift to us….our Gift to Each Other
Kevin Carson Helpful Diagrams as Tools for Marriage Counseling
Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird Help and Hope for the Single Woman Longing for Marriage
Jonathan Holmes Resolving Chronic Conflict in Marriage Counseling
Bill Shannon Resolving Conflict: Blessed are the Peacemakers
Tim Keeter Perseverance for the Believer when there is Resistance to Reconcile
Mark Shaw How to Conduct an Addiction Intervention
Stuart Scott Love Covers What and When
Caroline Newheiser Guarding against Gossip
Jill Wamsley Charitable Judgments in Unreconciled Conflicts
Robert Jones Rebuilding a Marriage after Betrayal
Garrett Higbee Resolving Conflict in the Church
Lou Priolo Helping Suspicious People
Rebekah Hannah Loving the Manipulative Person
Pam Gannon Counseling the Fearful Wife
Martha Peace Counseling Women in Abusive Relationships
Jeremy Pierre Collateral Damage: Caring for the Family of an Abuse Victim
Zondra Scott Helping Women with Child Sexual Abuse in their Past
Amber Komatsu Certification Overview
Sherry Allchin Helping Woman who Experienced Domestic Violence
Jim Newheiser Help! Someone I love has been Abused
Steve Viars Handling Child Abuse Reports and Other Legal Issues
Keith Palmer Verbal Abuse: Sword Words
Deborah Dewart Legal Issues and Abuse: Risks and Responsibilities
Pam Gannon Treasuring God
Martha Peace Counseling Tips
Dan Dodds Biblical View on Finances and a Window to Heart Issues
Lisa Anderson Homework to Build Momentum
John Street Data Gathering- The Unspoken Failure of Tons of Counselors
Mark Shaw Counseling an Addict’s Enabler
Amy Baker The Soul of a Child – An Introduction to Counseling Children
Steve Viars Helping Parents of Special Needs Children
Andrew Rogers Homework that Renews the Mind and Effects Biblical Change
Jim & Caroline Newheiser A Biblical Critique of the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy
Ernie Baker Planning your Counseling Agenda
Lisa Schmidt Responding Biblically to Temptation
 Howard Eyrich  Counseling Those Who Are Parenting Their Parents
 George Scipione The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Counseling
Rush Witt Engaging Reluctant Counselees
Susan Heck What are our Responsibilities to those we Counsel
Bob Kellemen Applying The Gospel to Christians with a Tender Conscience
Wayne & Sandra Nieman Ministering to Men and Women Suffering from Dementia
Dr. Ronald Allchin Who is the Counselor’s Counselor?
Kevin Carson Biblical Friendship and Authentic Accountability
Brad Brandt Joy in Sorrow: Helping Families as they Say Goodbye to a Loved One
Andrew Rogers Hermeneutics: How to Read the Bible
David Champagne Discipling, Liturgy, and Biblical Counseling in the Church
+ Plenaries
Heath Lambert  What Every Victim of Abuse Needs to Know
Greg Gifford  Child and Family Abuse
Chris Moles  Domestic Abuse
Pam Gannon  A Testimony of Abuse
Tim Pasma  Emotional Abuse
Dale Johnson  Abuse and the Abuser
+ Breakout 1: Marriage
Sean Perron Important and Controversial Issues in Pre-Marriage Counseling
Tony Anderson The Biblical Role of a Husband
Brad Bigney Basic Marriage Counseling – Where to Start? What to Do? How to End?
Scott Mehl Love is a Choice….and an Action…and an Affection
Susan Heck Marriage: What does a Spirit Filled Marriage Look Like
Julie Ganscchow Marriage: Counseling Abandoned Women: Teach them to Live by Faith
Armand Tiffe The Husbands Role in the Marriage Relationship
Jim Newheiser Six Keys to Preserving and Strengthening your Marriage
John Lehman Physcial intimacy: God’s Gift to us….our Gift to Each Other
Kevin Carson Helpful Diagrams as Tools for Marriage Counseling
Kristen Clark & Bethany Baird Help and Hope for the Single Woman Longing for Marriage
+ Breakout 2: Reconciliation
Jonathan Holmes Resolving Chronic Conflict in Marriage Counseling
Bill Shannon Resolving Conflict: Blessed are the Peacemakers
Tim Keeter Perseverance for the Believer when there is Resistance to Reconcile
Mark Shaw How to Conduct an Addiction Intervention
Stuart Scott Love Covers What and When
Caroline Newheiser Guarding against Gossip
Jill Wamsley Charitable Judgments in Unreconciled Conflicts
Robert Jones Rebuilding a Marriage after Betrayal
Garrett Higbee Resolving Conflict in the Church
Lou Priolo Helping Suspicious People
Rebekah Hannah Loving the Manipulative Person
+ Breakout 3: Abuse
Pam Gannon Counseling the Fearful Wife
Martha Peace Counseling Women in Abusive Relationships
Jeremy Pierre Collateral Damage: Caring for the Family of an Abuse Victim
Zondra Scott Helping Women with Child Sexual Abuse in their Past
Amber Komatsu Certification Overview
Sherry Allchin Helping Woman who Experienced Domestic Violence
Jim Newheiser Help! Someone I love has been Abused
Steve Viars Handling Child Abuse Reports and Other Legal Issues
Keith Palmer Verbal Abuse: Sword Words
Deborah Dewart Legal Issues and Abuse: Risks and Responsibilities
+ Breakout 4: Instruction
Pam Gannon Treasuring God
Martha Peace Counseling Tips
Dan Dodds Biblical View on Finances and a Window to Heart Issues
Lisa Anderson Homework to Build Momentum
John Street Data Gathering- The Unspoken Failure of Tons of Counselors
Mark Shaw Counseling an Addict’s Enabler
Amy Baker The Soul of a Child – An Introduction to Counseling Children
Steve Viars Helping Parents of Special Needs Children
Andrew Rogers Homework that Renews the Mind and Effects Biblical Change
Jim & Caroline Newheiser A Biblical Critique of the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy
Ernie Baker Planning your Counseling Agenda
Lisa Schmidt Responding Biblically to Temptation
+ Breakout 5: Counseling Care
 Howard Eyrich  Counseling Those Who Are Parenting Their Parents
 George Scipione The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Counseling
Rush Witt Engaging Reluctant Counselees
Susan Heck What are our Responsibilities to those we Counsel
Bob Kellemen Applying The Gospel to Christians with a Tender Conscience
Wayne & Sandra Nieman Ministering to Men and Women Suffering from Dementia
Dr. Ronald Allchin Who is the Counselor’s Counselor?
Kevin Carson Biblical Friendship and Authentic Accountability
Brad Brandt Joy in Sorrow: Helping Families as they Say Goodbye to a Loved One
Andrew Rogers Hermeneutics: How to Read the Bible
David Champagne Discipling, Liturgy, and Biblical Counseling in the Church

WORSHIP


“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,

singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

(Colossians 3:16 ESV)​

EVENT SCHEDULE


Light in the Darkness

Biblical Counseling and Abuse

Countryside Bible Church

250 Countryside Ct. | Southlake, TX 76092

 October 1-3, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

7:30am-8:30am | Registration and Check-In
9:00am-4:00 pm | Pre-Conference
2:30pm-5:30pm | Registration and Check-In
6:00pm-7:15pm | #1 Plenary Session
7:15pm-7:45pm | Break
7:45pm-8:45pm | Breakout Session #1

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

8:00am-8:45am | Coffee with a Counselor

9:00am-10:15am | #2 Plenary Session
10:15am-10:45am | Break
10:45am-11:45am | Breakout Session #2
11:45am-1:15pm | Lunch (Off Site – Meal Not Provided)
1:15pm-2:30pm | #3 Plenary Session
2:30pm-4:15pm | Members Meeting
2:30pm-4:30pm | Free Time for non-members
4:30pm-5:30pm | Breakout Session #3
5:30pm-7:30pm | Dinner (Off Site – Meal Not Provided)
7:30pm-8:45pm | #4 Plenary Session

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

9:00am-10:00am | Breakout Session #4
10:00am-10:30am | Break
10:30am-11:45am | #5 Plenary Session
11:45am-1:30pm | Lunch (Off Site – Meal Not Provided)
1:30pm-2:30pm | Breakout Session #5
2:30pm-3:00pm | Break
3:00pm-4:00pm | #6 Plenary Session

Women’s Luncheon


On Tuesday at 11:45am we will be hosting a women’s luncheon with a panel on the topic of counseling other women who have been abused. This is a ticketed event with limited seating and we expect to sell out soon. Tickets are $5.

Register for the Women's Luncheon

CONFERENCE PRICING


We have sold out of Annual Conference tickets

We do still have tickets left for our Pre-Conference, God is Light: A Counseling Exposition of 1 John. This is events is selling tickets quickly as well! You won’t want to miss out, so click the link to register below.
REGISTER NOW
Registration:

Annual Conference

7/31/18 Additional

On-Site

General Registration  200 150
Married Couple (Per Person)  190 150
Student 180 150
ACBC Certified  170 150
Pre-Conference  100 150

*Refunds up to 90% can be given before Sept. 1, 2018. After Sept. 1, refunds can not be given.

**Groups of 5 or more will receive a 10% discount at checkout. (Must be registered together)

TRAVEL INFORMATION


*If you have already booked your flight to the Dallas/Fort Worth area, our new conference location – Countryside Bible Church – is within half an hour from both Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), so you will not need to change your flight plans.

Accommodations

Cambria Hotel Southlake DFW North


2104 E State Highway 114
Southlake, Texas | 76092

SOLD OUT

Comfort Suites DFW N/Grapevine


1805 Enchanted Way
Grapevine, Texas | 76051

For reservations: call 972-471-1900 and ask to make a reservation for the “ACBC Annual Conference 2018”

OR

Click here to make reservations online

Comfort Suites Near Alliance


801 Byron Nelson Blvd
Roanoke, Texas | 76262

For reservations: call 817-490-1455 and ask to make a reservation for the ACBC Annual Conference

OR

Click here to make reservations online

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-DFW Airport North-Grapevine


1750 North Highway 121
Grapevine, Texas | 76051

SOLD OUT

Hampton Inn & Suites Trophy Club – Fort Worth North


525 Plaza Drive
Trophy Club, Texas | 76262

SOLD OUT

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth – Northlake


13501 Raceway Drive
Northlake, Texas | 76262

SOLD OUT

Holiday Inn Trophy Club


725 Plaza Drive
Trophy Club, Texas | 76262

For reservations: call 817-490-9700 and ask to make a reservation for “ACBC Annual Conference”

OR

Click here to make a reservation online

Home2 Suites by Hilton Fort Worth Northlake

SOLD OUT


13351 Raceway Drive
Northlake, Texas | 76262

Super 8 Grapevine/DFW Airport Northwest


250 E State Hwy 114 at Main St
Grapevine, Texas | 76051

For reservations: call 817-329-7222 and ask to make a reservation for the ACBC Annual Conference

Food Options

For a list of restaurants close to our venue, click here.

FAQ’s


Check here for answers to questions pertaining to registration (cancellation, transfers, etc.), the location of the conference, who can attend, and more.