Biblical Counseling Training Conference Tracks
Preconference: ACBC specialization*

ACBC has recently implemented the concept of counseling specializations. By the 2019 BCTC, the ACBC's expectations and requirements will be very clear, and over the next year we plan to evaluate this and determine how we might be able to use the preconference to help satisfy specialization requirements. More information to come.

Dates: Friday-Saturday, February 8-9, 2019

Location: Faith East  


  • Friday sign-in at 4:00 p.m.; sessions from 5:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (lunch provided)

*Please Note: The 2019 preconference in under evaluation and so its schedule, topics, and pricing are subject to change. Consequently, we would recommend that you wait until this summer before registering to attend the preconference.  If you do register now, however, your $75.00 registration fee will be applied as a deposit towards the final preconference registration cost.

Live Streamed Sessions

Each year we live stream the evening sessions from Track 1 and the Friday morning Closing Plenary on our Faith Live! channel. Afterwards, you'll be able to view it on demand from our BCTC Video page.

Track 1 - Foundations

2018 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.

Ahora En Español! Track S1 - Los Fundamentos

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

Track 2 - Adding the Structure I

2018 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. 

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

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

Track 3 - Adding the Structure II

2018 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

Track 4 - Advanced Track

2018 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

2018 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 hand-write their test answers are welcome to do so. This track fills quickly; register early!

Track 6 - Women's Track

2018 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.