Virtual BCTC: Preconference

Welcome to the 2021 VIRTUAL BCTC Preconference: Starting a Counseling Ministry Training Conference! Bookmark this page so that you can refer to it whenever necessary.

Overview | Resources | Schedule

Virtual Preconference Instructions

Getting Started

Use these instructions to learn how to access the preconference in the easiest way possible by using just a web browser:

Live Microsoft Teams Meetings

To join each morning's live welcome meeting and each afternoon's live wrap-up meeting, use this link:

Preconference Session Videos

To watch the preconference videos, go to the Preconference Videos section at the bottom of this page.
This section will open on Friday with the commencement of the Preconference.

Preconference Schedule

Please Note:

  • All Times Reflect Eastern Standard Time (EST).
  • Hyperlinked recordings of the LIVE sessions will be added below as they become available.
  • Go to the Preconference Videos section at the bottom of this page for the on-demand videos.

Friday, February 5, 2021

5:00 pm to 5:15 pm

LIVE Welcome and Devotional

Green

5:15 pm to 6:08 pm

History and Current Status of the Counseling Ministry

Green

6:10 pm to 7:15 pm

(1) Why Start a CM? (2) How to Lead a Church to Adopt a Heart for Counseling

Viars

7:15 pm to 7:30 pm

Break

7:30 pm to 7:40 pm

LIVE Session Wrap Up and Introduction to Next Phase

Green

7:40 pm to 8:38 pm

Important Legal Matters

Viars

Saturday, February 6, 2021

8:00 am to 8:15 am

LIVE Welcome

Green

8:15 am to 9:10 am

Choosing Leaders and Getting them Trained

Smith

9:10 am to 10:10 am

Determining the Key Steps

Green/Smith

10:10 am to 10:20 am

Break

10:20 am to 10:30 am

LIVE Intro to Next Phase

Green

10:30 am to 11:32 am

Importance and Blessing of Lay Leader Involvement

Blake/Wickert

11:32 am to 12:05 pm

Managing the Counseling Office

Green

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 pm to 1:32 pm

Developing Meaningful Advertising

Olson, A.

1:32 pm to 2:00 pm

LIVE Question and Answer

Green/Olson E.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Evaluating Progress and Looking for Potential Growth Opportunities

Green

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm

LIVE Wrap Up

Green


Manual for Starting a Counseling Ministry | Session Notes
Book Specials & Audio Orders

We have put together a Digital Flip Book of selected resources for this conference.

  • Flip through this digital catalogue to browse great Biblical Counseling resources and click on them to go directly to our online store.
  • Helpful Hint: Open the Table of Contents at the bottom of the Flip Book to quickly navigate from section to section.

This is also how you can purchase Audio Orders.

Coupon Code: be sure to use coupon code 'BCTC2021' to get free shipping on orders over $7.99

Faith Ministry Connections

Faith Bible Seminary

Faith Bible Seminary is accredited by The Association for Biblical Higher Education. Our church-based model eases financial burdens, allows families to grow stronger during ministry training, and provides real ministry experience—all within the context of a solid academic program.

Virtual Booth Stop by the virtual booth and video chat with a representative from Faith Bible Seminary at times listed below.

  • Virtual Booth Times 1:30 to 3:30pm (EST) Mon thru Fri

Virtual Info session Join a virtual call out meeting to learn more about the MABC and MDIV programs.

Key Links

Vision of Hope

Vision of Hope (VOH) is a faith based residential treatment center that recognizes the worth and sanctity of human life by ministering to women ages 14 and over needing hope and help as they face life-altering challenges.

VOH Internship Meeting Join a virtual call out meeting to learn more about the VOH internship program.

  • Thursday 2/11 - 11:00am – 1:00pm (EST)

Virtual Booth Stop by the virtual booth and video chat with a representative from VOH at times listed below.

  • Monday
    • 9-10:45am (EST)
    • 11:30am-1:45pm (EST)
    • 2:45-4:30 pm (EST)
    • 5:15-7:00 pm (EST)
  • Tuesday & Wednesday
    • 9am-1pm (EST)
    • 2:30-7pm (EST)
  • Thursday
    • 9-10:45am (EST)
    • 11:30am-1:45pm (EST)
    • 2:15-4:30pm (EST)

Key Links

Restoration

Restoration is a faith based residential treatment center serving single and married men, ages 18 and over, seeking to overcome addictions.

Virtual Booth Stop by the virtual booth and video chat with a representative from Restoration at times listed below.

  • Monday – 1:30-3:30pm (EST)
  • Tuesday - 12:30-2:30pm (EST)
  • Wednesday – 12:30-2:30pm (EST)

Virtual Info sessionJoin a virtual call out meeting to learn more about Restoration Men’s program and application process.

  • Restoration virtual info session: Tuesday (2/9) & Thursday (2/11) at 6:00 pm (EST)

Key Links

Regional Conferences

We'd love to have you either join us at one of our regional conferences or partner with us to host a conference in your area.

Virtual Booth Stop by the virtual booth and video chat with a representative from Faith Regional Conferences at times listed below.

  • Tuesday 2/9 - 12:00pm – 1:00 (EST)
  • Thursday 2/11 - 11:30am – 12:30 pm (EST)

Virtual Info session Join a virtual call out meeting to learn more about bringing this training to your church and your region by hosting a regional biblical counseling conference.

  • Regional Conference Info Session – Wed 2/10 - 6:30pm (EST)

Key Links

Preconference Videos