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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.
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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
Pam Gannon
Greg Gifford
Chris Moles
Tim Pasma
Dale Johnson
Sean Perron Important and Controversial Isssues 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 Sprit Filled Marriage Look Like
Julie Ganscchow Marriage: Counseling Abandonded 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
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 ther Past Part 1
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
Zondra Scott Helping Women with Child Sexual Abuse in ther Past Part 2
Martha Peace Counseling Tips
Dan Dodds Counseling Instruction: A Biblical View on Finances
Lisa Anderson Homework to Build Momentum
Dr. 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
Caroline Newheiser A Biblical Critique of the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy
Ernie Baker “Planning your counseling agenda (a time tested methodology)”
Lisa Schmidt Responding Biblically to Temptation
Lance Quinn The Biblical Counselor and the Doctrine of Illumination
George Scipione The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Counseling
George Sanders Uppers, Downers, and All-Arounders: How to Psych Meds Fit into the Christian Life?
Rush Witt Engaging Reluctant Counselees
Susan Heck Counseling Care: What are our Responsibilities to Those we Counsel
Bob Kellemen Applying The Gospel to Christians with a Tender Conscience
Wayne & Sandra Nieman Ministering to the Forgotten Sheep: Men and Women Suffering from Dementia
Dr. Ronald Allchin Who is the Counselor’s Counselor
Kevin Carson Biblical Friendship and Authentic Accountablitly
Brad Brandt Joy in Sorrow: Helpful Families as They Say Goodbye to a Loved One
Andrew Rogers Who is Herman Neutic?
David Champagne “20:20 Disciplining the local church through the Liturgy and Biblical Counseling “
+ Plenaries
Heath Lambert
Pam Gannon
Greg Gifford
Chris Moles
Tim Pasma
Dale Johnson
+ Breakout 1: Marriage
Sean Perron Important and Controversial Isssues 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 Sprit Filled Marriage Look Like
Julie Ganscchow Marriage: Counseling Abandonded 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
+ 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 ther Past Part 1
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
Zondra Scott Helping Women with Child Sexual Abuse in ther Past Part 2
Martha Peace Counseling Tips
Dan Dodds Counseling Instruction: A Biblical View on Finances
Lisa Anderson Homework to Build Momentum
Dr. 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
Caroline Newheiser A Biblical Critique of the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy
Ernie Baker “Planning your counseling agenda (a time tested methodology)”
Lisa Schmidt Responding Biblically to Temptation
Lance Quinn The Biblical Counselor and the Doctrine of Illumination
+ Breakout 5: Counseling Care
George Scipione The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Counseling
George Sanders Uppers, Downers, and All-Arounders: How to Psych Meds Fit into the Christian Life?
Rush Witt Engaging Reluctant Counselees
Susan Heck Counseling Care: What are our Responsibilities to Those we Counsel
Bob Kellemen Applying The Gospel to Christians with a Tender Conscience
Wayne & Sandra Nieman Ministering to the Forgotten Sheep: Men and Women Suffering from Dementia
Dr. Ronald Allchin Who is the Counselor’s Counselor
Kevin Carson Biblical Friendship and Authentic Accountablitly
Brad Brandt Joy in Sorrow: Helpful Families as They Say Goodbye to a Loved One
Andrew Rogers Who is Herman Neutic?
David Champagne “20:20 Disciplining the local church through the Liturgy and Biblical Counseling “

EVENT SCHEDULE


Light in the Darkness

Biblical Counseling and Abuse

Southwestern Theological Seminary

2001 W Seminary Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76115

 October 1-3, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018

7:30am-8:30am | Registration and Check-In
9:00am-3:45pm | 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
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
1:30pm-2:30pm | Breakout Session #5
2:30pm-3:00pm | Break
3:00pm-4:00pm | #6 Plenary Session

CONFERENCE PRICING


Registration:

Annual Conference

10/31/17  1/31/18  3/31/18  5/31/18  7/31/18 On-Site
General Registration  160  170  180  190  200 210
Married Couple (Per Person)  150  160  170  180  190 200
Student  140  150  160  170  180 190
ACBC Certified 130  140  150  160  170 180
Pre-Conference  60 70  80  90  100 110

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

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