Three Weekends of Life-Changing Biblical Counseling Training
Biblical Counseling Training Conference in Eden Prairie, MN
2019: Feb 22-23, March 22-23, and April 26-27

A Unique 3-Weekend Format

Fridays: 5:00 pm to 9:45 pm | Saturdays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Our unique, three-weekend format allows you to return home and practice what you learn, then come back with comments, questions, and experiences to talk about. Our goal is to help you become a better Biblical Counselor, and we believe this is the most effective way to do that. 

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"The three-weekend format was extremely helpful in being able to go home and ‘practice’ what I learned, then go back with questions the next weekend."
- Bill Owens, Counselor

Your Conference Instructors

Brent Aucoin

Pastor of Seminary and Soul Care at Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); ACBC certified; instructor and counselor at FBCM; married with two children; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University; M.S., Engineering, Purdue University; M.Div., Central Seminary; Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Baptist Bible Seminary (Clarks Summit, PA).

Dr. Brent Aucoin

Brad Bigney

Senior Pastor of Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church (Florence, KY); ACBC certified; instructor and counselor in biblical counseling at Grace Fellowship Church; author; conference speaker; married with five children; B.S., Bible Teaching, Columbia Bible College; M.Div., Columbia International University

Brad Bigney

Kevin Carson

Department Chair of Biblical Counseling at BBC/TS (Springfield, MO); Pastor of Sonrise Baptist Church; ACBC certified; council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition; counselor at Sonrise Biblical Counseling Ministry; conference speaker; married with four children; B.A., Pastoral Theology, Baptist Bible College (Springfield), M. Div., Baptist Bible Graduate School (Springfield); D. Min., Biblical Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary

Dr. Kevin Carson

Cheri Dobbs

Cheri is a gifted speaker and teacher with a passion to bring God’s Word to life in principled ways. She feels called to mentor young women and to teach them about their identity in Christ. She holds a BS degree in English/ Ed and Masters in Theology. She is the wife of Pastor Troy Dobbs at Grace Church in Minnesota, mother to 3 and grandmother.

Cheri Dobbs

Nicolas Ellen

Professor of Counseling at the College of Biblical Studies (Houston, TX); Senior Pastor of Community of Faith Bible Church; President of Expository Counseling Center; frequent conference speaker; part-time missionary for Oversees Instruction in Counseling Organization; ACBC Fellow; author of many workbooks and books; married with two daughters and four grandchildren; B.B.A., University of Houston; M.A.C.E., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A.B.C., The Master’s University; D. Min., Biblical Counseling, Southern Baptist Seminary; currently finishing a PH.D., Biblical Counseling, Southwestern Theological Seminary.

Dr. Nicolas Ellen

Dustin Folden

Pastor of Discipleship and Extension Ministries at Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); ACBC certified; instructor and counselor at FBCM; married with two children; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University; M.Div., Faith Bible Seminary.

Dustin Folden

Rob Green

Pastor of Counseling and Seminary Ministries at Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); ACBC Fellow; instructor and counselor at FBCM; conference speaker; author; married with three children; B.S., Engineering Physics, The Ohio State University; M.Div., Baptist Bible Seminary (Clarks Summit, PA); Ph.D., Baptist Bible Seminary (Clarks Summit, PA).

Dr. Rob Green

Randy Patten

President of the newly formed TEAM Focus Ministries; Director of Training Emeritus of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC); ACBC Fellow; former pastor and consultant to pastors and churches; instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries for 24 years; founding board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition; married with two children and six grandchildren; B.A., Cedarville University; M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary. 

Randy Patten

Steve Viars

Senior Pastor of Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); ACBC Fellow and board member; Biblical Counseling Coalition and Vision Of Hope board member; instructor and counselor at FBCM; conference speaker; author; married with three children and two grandchildren; B.S., Bible, Baptist Bible College (Clarks Summit, PA); M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary; D.Min., Biblical Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary.

Dr. Steve Viars

Dan Wickert

Board Certified Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology; member of Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); ACBC certified; instructor and counselor at FBCM; conference speaker; currently working in Senior Administrative role as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Franciscan Alliance Lafayette; Vision of Hope and Faith Christian School board member; married with two children and one grandchild; B.S., Biology, Bradley University; M.D., University of Illinois.

Dr. Dan Wickert

Host Church: Grace Church

"Our ministry team has experienced firsthand the blessing of seeing people’s lives transformed through the discipleship of God’s Word. We cannot do this on our own; it takes a God-empowered change. Hence, we envision an entire community impacted by the power of God’s Holy Spirit one family at a time, one marriage at a time, and one person at a time."

- Pastor Troy Dobbs

Travel & Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn

6330 Point Chase
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Conference rate

$115 for a King or 2 Queen beds

To secure this rate, contact the hotel directly and mention our event or make your reservation online.

Cost and Registration
Single Married Couple Full-time Student
Postmarked BY January 25, 2019 $260 $445 $200
Received BY February 8, 2019 $285 $470 $225
AFTER February 8, 2019 $310 $495 $250
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