How to Respond to Difficult Family | Caroline Newheiser (Women Only)
The Bible gives examples of many difficult relationships within families. This talk encourages the listener to examine her own contributions to conflict, encourages reconciliation while recognizing the limits she faces, and points to Christ as her example. Helpful resources are listed at the conclusion.
Radical Forgiveness | Ernie Baker
Do we need to wait to forgive until a person repents? Is unilateral forgiveness possible or is it always transactional?
Philemon: A Case Study of Reconciliation | Andrew Rogers
Philemon is a short letter in the New Testament, yet it provides a profound example of reconciliation. In this seminar, we will see the elements of reconciliation on display and learn how we can use Philemon to practice reconciliation in their own lives
Avoiding Legal Conflicts With Your Counselees | Deborah Dewart
This is a workshop to review the policies and written “informed consent” form that every biblical counseling ministry should have in place. In a highly litigious society, it is vital to avoid conflicts before they occur. Informed written consent is designed to do just that. You can avoid misunderstandings through clear disclosures, e.g., what you are doing—biblical counseling, not psychotherapy—and who you are—biblical counselors, not state-licensed psychotherapists. A well-drafted informed consent will also cover important issues such as confidentiality, church discipline, biblical dispute resolution, and release of records
Bringing Reconciliation within the Body of Christ | Jim Koerber
In this session we will explore how the Gospel which reconciles us to God is the means for reconciliation between brothers and sisters within the body. Special attention will be given to Paul’s first letter to Corinth, Matthew 18:15 – 20; 22:37 – 39; and Luke 17:1 – 4.
Understanding and Resolving Conflict | Stuart Scott
Helping others resolve conflict can be more than challenging without a clear understanding of why conflicts arise, as well as all the facts involved. There are at least 6 different sources of conflicts we may face in counseling. Each of these has its own biblical resolution process addressed or portrayed in Scripture. This seminar will look at all 6 types in detail, and explore how not to answer a matter before we hear it to our folly and shame, but instead, do our homework and practice effective peacemaking for the glory of God (Proverbs 18:13, Rom 12:18).
Beginning, Continuing, or Ending a Dating Relationship | Sean Perron
This session is designed to help dating couples think biblically about whether or not they should remain together, break up, or put a pause on a romantic relationship. It will also give practical biblical ways to begin and end a relationship.
Counseling People to Respond to Conflict Biblically | Kevin Backus
God wants Christians to handle conflict very differently from the world. An overview of how to coach Christians to do that will be presented.
Selfishness – Another Stubborn Sin | Bill Winton
Ever have a counselee you thought would win the Worldwide Selfish Competition? Have you noticed selfish people frequently are in conflict? This engaging workshop will assist the counselor with Biblical, effective tactics to counsel those that Paul called “lovers of self.”