Virginia Beach Training

Colonial Baptist Church

2221 Centerville Tpke | Virginia Beach, VA

The first weekend of this event has been cancelled due to hurricane Florence. All registered attendees will receive an email with information about how we will proceed with training. We are praying for safety for everyone in the area.


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    Jim Newheiser

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    Dale Johnson

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    Sean Perron

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    Randy Patten

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    Jim Fain

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    Stuart Scott

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    Trevor Komatsu

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    Keith Palmer

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    Dan and Pam Gannon

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Fridays | 4:00 – 6:00pm


Fridays | 5:00 – 9:45pm

Saturdays | 9:00am – 5:00pm

“I view the time spent over three weekends in the ACBC Fundamentals Training as a great personal investment in my walk with Christ. It has helped me to be more fluent in God’s Word as I seek to grow and be renewed by His truth… the ACBC CDT is useful for all Christians in their normal calling to disciple, encourage and love the household of God.” – Gary H. | CDT Attendee


Registration Type* Until July 31, 2018 Full Price
Individual   $270   $300
Married Couple** (Per Person)   $260   $290
Student   $250   $280
ACBC Certified Counselor   $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

Registration Details

  • 30 Hours of Training

    Taught by 9 speakers over the course of three weekends

  • Conference Booklet

    Each attendee will receive a conference booklet at check in

  • Meals

    Lunch on Saturdays is provided each weekend

  • Cost

    The cost of the conference is designed to be as affordable as possible; less than $100 per weekend

  • Phase 1 Training

    For those pursuing ACBC certification, the Fundamentals Training Track satisfies the Phase 1 Training requirement

  • CEUs

    Our training is eligible for Continuing Education Units. For more information, contact Caroline Haley at

  • Registration Closing

    Registration is online and will close September 7th, 2018. After September 7th, attendees will be required to register at the door.

  • Groups

    Groups of 5 or more people can register together and receive 10% off

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Available Tracks

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Chesapeake | 1560 Crossways Boulevard | Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Quality Inn | 100 Red Cedar Court | Chesapeake, VA, 23320

Extended Stay America | 1540 Crossways Blvd. | Chesapeake,  VA  23320

*This is not a comprehensive list; there are several additional hotels in the surrounding area that you are welcome to book.

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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.