Join Us For a Week of Life-Changing Biblical Counseling Training
The Biblical Counseling Training Conference
February 12-17, 2023

Equipping ministry professionals and lay leaders to skillfully, confidently, and lovingly minister God's Word to those looking for answers.

You'll Grow as a Counselor

The week is packed with practical Biblical Counseling Training from men and women who have counseled for decades. We promise you'll go home a more equipped counselor.

As you interact with the 2,000+ counselors, and listen to our experienced speakers, you'll be challenged to become a more faithful disciple and disciple-maker.

At the end of the week you'll not only have grown as a counselor, but you'll also have grown in your walk with Christ.

"I came away from the conference... with a new, re-defined, re-organized, clearer vision of what our counseling could be and should be. Your conference probably was the difference between success and failure for our counseling ministry."
- Dennis Herrington

"[Your BCTC] was by far the most practical conference I have been to in my 13 years of ministry. The basic tools I’ve gained have been keeping me from becoming overwhelmed with people’s problems and keep hoping in the power of the Gospel, the Word, and the Spirit of God."
- Josh Kappes

"My wife and I both attended and were thrilled with the depth of theology and practical application. The sessions impacted my own walk and marriage in so many ways. If I had known how great it would be, I would've recruited many more from my and other churches to join us!"
- Any Kotko

"We were blown away by your servant hearts - you guys are so in love with our Savior and it SHOWS! After returning from your conference, we felt much more equipped to encourage [our hurting church members] in Christ, and we had so much hope after seeing how your church operates."
- Chelsey Kayse

"My husband and I have been blessed by your ministry for several years. We remember our first year, probably day 2, looking at each other in awe, praising God that he had been gracious to keep us together despite the wrong heart attitudes we were now discovering we had. Track 1 revolutionized our marriage and our hearts for ministry."
- Julie Bittle

Conference Speakers

Dr. Baker serves as the Resource Director for Faith Church Ministry in Lafayette, IN. She is the author or co-author of over a dozen books and booklets. Dr. Baker is an ACBC certified biblical counselor; an instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries, and a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Dr. Amy Baker

Brad Bigney is the Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY. Brad is a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He counsels individuals and trains others in counseling.

Brad Bigney

Dr. Carson is the department chair for Biblical Counseling at Baptist Bible College (Springfield, MO) and Pastor of Sonrise Baptist Church (Ozark, MO). Pastor Carson is a Council Board member for the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He is certified with ACBC and IABC. Dr. Carson has contributed to seven books. Kevin and his wife, Kelly, have three children.

Dr. Kevin Carson

Lawrence & Charlotte Hoover Professor of Biblical Counseling and Chair of the Department of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY); Pastor of Executive Leadership at Clifton Baptist Church; conference speaker; author; married with five children; B.A., History and English, Cedarville University; M.A., English Literature, Cleveland State University; M.Div., Christian Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Biblical Counseling, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Jeremy Pierre

Dr. Steve Viars has served as a pastor and counselor at Faith since 1987. He is an international speaker and a board member of both the Biblical Counseling Coalition and Vision of Hope. He is the author of Putting Your Past in Its Place and was a managing editor of Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling

Dr. Steve Viars

Director of Women's Ministries at Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); ACBC certified; counselor at FBCM; teacher in Faith Community Institute; retreat and conference speaker; wife of Pastor Brent Aucoin; married with two children; B.S. Human Resources, University of South Florida.

Janet Aucoin
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Travel & Accomodations

There are several options for traveling to/from Lafayette and accommodations overnight when you get here, including discounted rates at select hotels. Free housing is also available on a limited basis for those who otherwise cannot attend the conference, and that option, if still available, will be presented during the registration process.