ACBC Training Conference

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August 24, 2018 to August 25, 2018

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Location: 25382 MacKenzie St., Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Category: TGCLA Likeminded Events


What is Biblical Counseling?

Biblical Counseling is discipleship. It is the personal ministry of the word through conversation. Every Christian is called to speak the truth in love to his neighbor and help them grow in grace. Believers should desire to apply the Bible to every area of life. The goal of Biblical Counseling is to present everyone mature in Christ by teaching with all wisdom.


Who is ACBC?

For 40 years, the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) has been certifying biblical counselors to ensure doctrinal integrity and to promote excellence in biblical counseling. We offer a comprehensive biblical counseling certification that is rigorous, but attainable by even the busiest pastor. The biblical counseling certification phases include Learning, Exams, and Supervision.


Who is this conference for?

CDTs are designed to help equip disciples of Christ to grow in their faith and help others do the same. The conference will cover a wide range of issues dealing with various problems in the Christian life. Whether you are a pastor, counselor or church member, this conference is for you. The Fundamentals track also completes the training portion of Phase 1 for those pursuing certification.


Why is training important?

You don’t get cardiac surgery from someone with a mere interest in hearts; you don’t want your car repaired by a simple car enthusiast; and it takes more than an affinity for toilets to fix one. In each of these areas you reach out for help to someone who actually knows what they are doing. The same is true for counseling. There are all kinds of people who are interested in counseling, and who are persuaded by the principles of biblical counseling. But interest and conviction alone do not make a faithful biblical counselor. Faithfulness requires equipping.


What is included in the Cost of Registration?

  • 30 hours of training from 6 speakers over the course of three weekends.
  • Conference admission includes a conference booklet and lunch on the Saturday of each weekend.
  • The cost of the conference is designed to be a inexpensiveas possible. It is less than $100 per weekend.
  • For those pursuing certification, this completes the required hours of teaching for phase one.

Fundamentals Track

Advanced Methodology(for those who have already attended the Fundamentals Track)