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Huntsville Training 2018

ACBC is heading to Alabama. This year we will be offering the Fundamentals Training track and the Advanced Training track in Huntsville, Alabama. Join us to become equipped to counsel and disciple others.

Location:

Grace Community Church

4554 Research Park Boulevard, Huntsville Alabama 35806

Registration:

  • 30 hours of Training from 9 speakers all over the course of three weekends.
  • Each attendee will receive a conference booklet and lunch on the Saturday of each weekend.
  • The cost of the conference is designed to be as inexpensive as possible. It is less than $100 per weekend.
  • For those pursuing certification, Fundamentals completes the required hours of teaching for phase one.
  • Registration is online and will close March 9th, 2018. After March 9th, attendees will be required to register at the door.
  • Groups of 5 or more people can register together and receive 10% off

 

 

Registration Type* Until November 30, 2017 Until January 31, 2018 Full Price
Individual   $240   $270   $300
Married Couple (Per Person)   $230   $260   $290
Student   $220   $250   $280
ACBC Certified Counselor   $210   $240   $270

*A 90% refund will be given if cancelled a full month (30 days) before the conference begins. After that date, we are unable to offer refunds. **Couples must register individually

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Dates:

March 16-17, April 20-21, May 11-12

The training on Fridays is from 5:00-9:45 pm. The training on Saturdays is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Registration is Friday from 3:00-6:00pm.

We recommend registering even if you are unable to attend one of the weekends. We will be glad to email you the audio from any sessions you are unable to attend due to extenuating circumstances.

Hotel

Homewood Suites by Hilton | March

Homewood Suites by Hilton | April

Homewood Suites by Hilton | May

Speakers:

Sean Perron

Jim Newheiser

Kevin Carson

Tim Keeter

Nicolas Ellen

Brad Bigney

Randy Patten

Tim Keeter

Stuart Scott

Randy Patten

Fundamentals Track

Why is Training Important?

You don’t get cardiac surgery from someone with a mere interest in hearts; you don’t want your car repaired by a simple car enthusiast; and it takes more than an affinity for toilets to fix one. In each of these areas you reach out for help to someone who actually knows what they are doing. The same is true for counseling. There are all kinds of people who are interested in counseling, and who are persuaded by the principles of biblical counseling. But interest and conviction alone do not make a faithful biblical counselor. Faithfulness requires equipping.

Advanced Methodology Track

Why is Training Important?

In Isaiah 9:6 Jesus was foretold as the Wonderful Counselor.  Throughout his life on earth Jesus lived up to that reality.  We often think of Jesus as a preacher, but in the gospels we see Jesus counseling far more than preaching.  Jesus knew how to respond with wisdom and skill to all the conversational challenges that were placed before him.  He knew how to respond to the sorrowful, the immoral, the weak, and the self-righteous in ways that reflected grace and truth.

 

ACBC offers counseling and discipleship training events because we want people to grow in the counseling skill that Jesus had. Everyone who attends our advanced track will receive more rigorous training in the kinds of complex skills we need to match complex problems.

 

Sessions will include topics in methods of counseling such as:

  • Biblical Strategies for Building a Counseling Relationship
  • Biblical Counseling and Self-Harm
  • Biblical Counseling and Homosexuality
  • Biblical Counseling and Domestic Violence
  • Biblical Counseling and Church Discipline
  • Biblical Counseling and Personal Ministry
  • Biblical Counseling and Eating Problems
  • Biblical Counseling and Suicide
  • Biblical Counseling and Sexual Assault
  • Biblical Counseling and Medication
  • Assigning Homework
  • Marriage Counseling Case Study
  • A Case Study in Sin and Suffering
  • A Case Study in Biblical Counseling and Divorce
  • A Biblical Evaluation of Cognative Behavioral Therapy
  • Counseling with Effective Homework
  • Concluding a Counseling Case
  • How to Pray When the Pain Will Not Leave
  • How Not to Counsel
  • Common Diagrams in Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Biblical Counseling?

Biblical Counseling is discipleship. It is the personal ministry of the word through conversation. Every Christian is called to speak the truth in love to his neighbor and help them grow in grace. Believers should desire to apply the Bible to every area of life. The goal of Biblical Counseling is to present everyone mature in Christ by teaching with all wisdom.

Who is this conference for?

CDTs are designed to help equip disciples of Christ to grow in their faith and help others do the same. The conference will cover a wide range of issues dealing with various problems in the Christian life. Whether you are a pastor, counselor or church member, this conference is for you.

Why is training important?

You don’t get cardiac surgery from someone with a mere interest in hearts; you don’t want your car repaired by a simple car enthusiast; and it takes more than an affinity for toilets to fix one. In each of these areas you reach out for help to someone who actually knows what they are doing. The same is true for counseling. There are all kinds of people who are interested in counseling, and who are persuaded by the principles of biblical counseling. But interest and conviction alone do not make a faithful biblical counselor. Faithfulness requires equipping.

Who is ACBC?

For nearly 40 years, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) has been certifying biblical counselors to ensure doctrinal integrity and to promote excellence in biblical counseling. We offer a comprehensive biblical counseling certification program that is rigorous, but attainable by even the busiest pastor. The biblical counseling certification phases include Learning, Exams, and Supervision.