Three Weekends of Life-Changing Biblical Counseling Training
Biblical Counseling Training Conference in Oswego, IL
2020: Sept 18-19, Oct 16-17 and Nov 13-14

Please note that, due to COVID-19 the Oswego Conference has been postponed until 2021.

A Unique 3-Weekend Format

Fridays: 5:15 pm to 9:45 pm | Saturdays: 8:30 am to 4:45 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.

"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

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

Brad Bigney

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

Johnny Kjaer

Pastor of Student Ministries and Skate Park Ministries at Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); Junior High and High School ministries; married with three children; B.A., Church Ministries (Youth Emphasis), Maranatha Baptist Bible College; M. Div., Faith Bible Seminary.

Johnny Kjaer

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: Harvest New Beginnings Church

On behalf of Harvest New Beginnings, I invite you to join us for the Biblical Counseling Training Conference in Oswego, Illinois. God has been doing great things at our church through the ministry of biblical counseling: healing individuals, marriages and families, as well as bringing people to saving faith in Him. We are committed to increasing the impact of the Gospel by prioritizing biblical teaching and spiritual growth and we are pleased to be able to give the greater Body of Christ the opportunity to join us for this conference.

~ Pastor Scott Poling


Travel & Accommodations
Directions to Church
Hotel

AmericInn Lodge and Suites

1050 Douglas Road
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 554-9090

Conference Rate

Meals

Lunches are provided on Saturdays.

Childcare

As a courtesy to the other attendees, this event is for adults only.

Cost and Registration

Total price includes conference notebook, breaks, and lunch on Saturdays.

Single

Married Couple

Full-time Student*

Postmarked BY August 21, 2020

$265

$455

$205

Received BY September 4, 2020

$290

$480

$230

AFTER September 4, 2020**

$315

$505

$255

*High-school or full time college student with a full course load
**If you register after 9/4, you may receive a copy of weekend 1 notes, with a full notebook on weekend 2