Parents often feel anything but confident. They know they are shaping lives, but feel they are only learning as they go. They also know the Bible is supposed to guide them, but feel uncertain how a handful of verses help them with this years-long task. The temptation is to be intimidated by both the importance and the complexity of the task.

The 2015 Counsel the Word Conference will address how guiding children well in a turbulent world requires confidence. This confidence is not ultimately in the parents’ own abilities, but in the God whose ancient wisdom keeps us grounded for the challenges of modern life.


Tedd Tripp

Tedd Tripp is the pastor emeritus of Grace Fellowship Church in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. A frequent conference speaker and an author, he authored the popular child-rearing book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart. His latest release, Instructing a Child’s Heart, is co-authored with his wife, Margy.

Heath Lambert

Heath Lambert is executive director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He also serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical counseling at Southern Seminary and is a founding council board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC). He is a frequent conference speaker, serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Family Ministry and The Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and is the author of Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace.

Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott is the executive director and founder of One-Eighty Counseling & Education. He also serves as Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling at Southern Seminary. He has over thirty years of experience in counseling and pastoral ministry and is a fellow and board member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He is the author of several books, including The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide for Parenting, co-authored with Martha Peace.


SATURDAY | May 2, 2015
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Conference check-in
1 p.m. Session I: Tedd Tripp
2:15 p.m. Session II: Heath Lambert
3:30 p.m. Breakout sessions
5 p.m. Dinner and Q&A
Church leader dinner (select during online registration)
This dinner is for pastors and church leaders interested in starting counseling ministries within their churches.
6:30 p.m. Session III: Stuart Scott
8 p.m. Session IV: Tedd Tripp

Breakout Sessions

Saturday, May 2

3:30 P.M.

Raising Biblically Masculine Sons

Randy Stinson

“Boys will be boys,” is how the saying usually goes, but how can you parent your boy so that he will grow into a man? What can you do to help your son develop into a confident young-man? Come hear from Randy Stinson as he teaches about biblical manhood.

Raising Biblically Feminine Daughters

Danna Stinson

What would it take to help our daughters to become confident women? How can I parent my daughter to instill in her biblical virtues even when they can go against the cultural tides? In this session, Danna Stinson will share with you a biblical picture of womanhood and how you can raise your girls to be confident women.

Confidence in the Face of Strong Willed Children

Jeremy Pierre

What do you do when everything seems like a battle? How can you, as a parent and God-given authority, maintain composure when raising children who are strong-willed? Jeremy Pierre will help give you confidence and hope through the Gospel to help you raise children in difficult times.

Confidence Throughout the Stages of Your Child’s Life

Timothy Paul Jones

Parenting is a fun and joy-filled time of life, yet it is also complex. How can you cherish and be best prepared to parent-well in each unique stage of your child’s life? In this session, Timothy Paul Jones will help you know how to navigate the sometimes rough waters of parenting.

Counseling Resources for Church Leaders

Stuart W. Scott

What tools and resources are out there for Church leaders to help equip them to shepherd parents? What is the best way, as a pastor, you can be prepared to lead this critical aspect ministry? In this session Stuart Scott, will provide you with relevant resources to help you minister to parents.


On-Campus Hotel

2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280

Tel: (502) 736-0600
Fax: (877) 444-7287

Standard — $109.99
Jr. Suite — $119.99
Double/Suite — $124.99
2 Bedroom Suite — $134.99
Family Suite — $124.99
Jr. Executive Suite — $159.99
Executive Suite — $169.99

A 50% deposit is required to secure reservations. Cancellations made prior to 24 hours before your reservation is eligible for a 50% refund of your deposit.


Conference Rates

Through March 27, 2015
Individual $40
Couple $50
March 28 – April 24, 2015
Individual $80
Couple $90

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Credit Cards Accepted:
Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Discover.
Dinner is included in the fee for the conference. Special dietary needs will be accommodated upon arrival.


Childcare is available for this event but space is limited. The cost is $20 per child; space is limited and can be reserved during the online registration process.

This form should be completed immediately after registration for childcare:
Counsel the Word Childcare Form

Registration Terms and Conditions

There are no discounted rates available for the conference. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

Refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds, less a $15.00 processing fee per registrant, will be granted for cancellations received in writing by April 13, 2015. Refunds cannot be granted for any reason after April 13.

Cancellations may be sent to:


No credits are available through this event.

While Counsel the Word does not count towards ACBC certification, if you are interested in certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, please see the ACBC website here for trainings that will qualify for certification with ACBC. You may also contact their office at (502) 410-5526 for further questions regarding certification.


Counsel the Word | Sufficiency of Scripture
September 2014

To access audio and video resources from this past event, visit the SBTS Resources page. These resources are free to stream or download and we encourage you to share them with anyone who may benefit from them.

Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Tedd Tripp

Shepherding a Child's Heart

The Faithful Parent

Stuart Scott and Martha Peace

The Faithful Parent


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Louisville, KY 40280

Phone: (502) 897-4072


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