Biblical Counseling Training Conference Tracks
Note: 2018 schedules will be posted in November.
Preconference: Starting a Counseling Ministry in Your Church

2017 Preconference Schedule

Is your ministry ready to begin counseling hurting people in a meaningful and God-honoring manner? We developed this training to assist ministries desiring to begin a structured Christ-honoring counseling program. A counseling ministry can be one of the best ways to expand ministry influence and make a difference for the cause of Christ.

Dates: Friday-Saturday, February 9-10, 2018 

Location: Faith East  


  • Friday sign in at 5:00 p.m.; sessions from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Track 1 - Foundations

2017 Track 1 Schedule

Track 1 lays the foundation of biblical counseling principles and practices. Because its focus is on the definition of biblical counseling, how to do biblical counseling, and the most common counseling subjects, such as marriage and family matters, we ask that this track be taken first. This track is required for ACBC certification.

Topics include:

  • Key elements of biblical counseling
  • What makes biblical counseling biblical
  • Comparison of counseling philosophies
  • Doctrine of spiritual growth
  • Marriage roles and parenting
  • Rules of communication
  • Depression
  • Forgiveness
  • Anger, fear, and worry
  • Video case observation

Ahora En Español! Track S1 - Los Fundamentos

Track 2 - Adding the Structure I

2017 Track 2 Schedule 

Tracks 2 and 3 add the structure to the foundation built in Track 1. Both tracks cover a wide range of subjects and concerns. Tracks 2 and 3 build on Track 1 to further develop the all-important counseling framework. 

Topics include:

  • Eating disorders
  • Chemical imbalances, genetics, and hormones
  • Freedom from life-dominating sin
  • Pornography
  • Handling problem people within the church
  • Superiority of Bible answers
  • Building spiritual maturity in others
  • Biblical priorities
  • Video case observation

Ahora En Español! Track S2 - Construyendo sobre el Fundamento I

Track 3 - Adding the Structure II

2017 Track 3 Schedule 

Track 3 continues to bring in additional training and topics relevant to the practicing biblical counselor, including the use of case studies.

Topics include:

  • Idols of the heart
  • Working with a physician
  • Handling the past biblically
  • ADHD
  • Hermeneutics
  • Finances
  • Counseling teens
  • How to live with a bitter person
  • Video case observation

Ahora En Español! Track S3 - Construyendo sobre el Fundamento II

Track 4 - Advanced Track

2017 Track 4 Schedule 

This advanced track is designed for those who have taken Tracks 1-3. The array of session topics will vary from year to year according to the relevant counseling issues of the day and the specialties of the instructors.

Ahora En Español! Track S4 - Módulo Avanzado

Track 5 - ACBC Certification/Exam track

2017 Track 5 Schedule 

This track helps attendees work toward completion of the certification exams. We ask that all guests in this track complete Track 1 from us or from another ACBC-approved center. This week will be devoted to understanding the questions and to actually writing answers to exam questions. If you have a laptop, you are encouraged to bring it; however, those who would prefer to handwrite their test answers are welcome to do so. This track fills quickly; register early!

Track 6 - Women's Track

2017 Track 6 Schedule

Our desire is to see more women deployed in counseling ministries worldwide. Therefore, this track builds on the foundation of Track 1 helping women be equipped to help other women. This track could be renamed the “Titus 2 Track” and will focus on some of the common struggles that women face, including dealing with childhood abuse, challenges with their identity, eating disorders, marital struggles, parenting difficulties, and spiritual growth. Our week together will help you apply Titus 2 through equipping in Christ-centered biblical counseling.