My wife, Jeni, and I are in Jacksonville, FL for the national conference for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, the ACBC. What is that? It is a nationwide network of counselors committed to helping people deal with life’s problems from a thoroughly biblical approach. Those counselors have been trained and certified by the organization founded by Dr. Jay Adams formerly named NANC, National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, now ACBC.
Since biblical counseling has become such an important part of our church’s ministry, I hope to pass along some blog posts to benefit those who cannot be here. Last night the conference began with the executive director, Heath Lambert’s address in the plenary session and a breakout session on the topic of anger.
You may go here to watch the plenary sessions live. I hope you will and be prepared to take notes! You will be very encouraged by what you hear. There is a very encouraging trend among our churches of leaders committing themselves to a gospel centered approach to counseling people in need. And as you can see by the graphic, above, this years theme is in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation’s beginning at the Whittenberg church door. The reformation’s commitments greatly shape the way we think about the impact of sin up on people’s lives as well as the all-sufficient Scripture that helps them.
Here’s the schedule for remaining sessions.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
8:30am-9:45am | Christ Alone and Biblical Counseling | Paige Patterson
1:00pm-2:15pm | Grace Alone and Biblical Counseling | Ligon Duncon
5:00pm-6:15pm | The Glory of God and Biblical Counseling | Brad Bigney
8:00pm | Special Event: Truth in Love Live with Heath Lambert and Sean Perron
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
9:45am-11:00am | Faith Alone and Biblical Counseling | Keith Palmer
2:00pm-3:00pm | Scripture Alone and Biblical Counseling | Jim Newheiser