Here’s a conference coming up in October that I would highly recommend. Mental illness and PTSD are growing concerns in our area and probably yours too. I pray for the day when our church will have a team of skilled counselors (some of our own members!) who can minister the gospel and help the needs of our neighbors struggling with mental illness.
2014 Annual Conference
Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (formerly NANC)
Grace Community Church — Sun Valley, CA
October 6-8, 2014
We live in a broken world, beset with overwhelming problems: disease, pain, death, sorrow, sin and mental illness–clinical depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and panic attacks. Our culture assumes people diagnosed with mental illness are stuck, doomed to struggle for the rest of their lives against a problem without ever experiencing real and lasting change.
As Christians we know better. The world is broken, but God has invaded that world with the power, light, and hope of his Son Jesus Christ. Whether you’re tormented with panic attacks or thinking of committing suicide, Jesus can help. We want to show the church how Jesus brings healing to those experiencing the most extreme problems of mental illness.
- Dr. John MacArthur
- Dr. Heath Lambert
- Dr. Charles Hodges
- Dr. David Powlison
- Dr. Bob Somerville
Breakout Sessions include:
- Child Discipline that Disciples
- Dealing with Anger in a Godly Way
- Fear and Worry – the “Acceptable” Sins
- Understanding Emotions Biblically
- Seven Ways God Uses Trials to Lovingly Transforms Us
- Singles and Their Relationships
- Understanding Depression
- And Much More!
Early Bird Registration for this three-day conference is as low as $131 for ACBC Certified Members and $156 for Full-time Students. For details and pricing, check out the conference website.