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There are a myriad of issues that can arise in counseling. Fear, anxiety, sexual sin, depression and mood swings are all issues facing people in the church. Biblical counselors are convinced that effective counseling rises or falls on one’s belief in the sufficiency of Scripture, which is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and for training in righteousness.

The Counsel the Word conference will explore the theme that Scripture is sufficient to help people with their problems because Christ is sufficient for his people. General sessions will include topics like the sufficiency of the Christian worldview for understanding the difficult problems people face. Breakout sessions will feature leaders in the biblical counseling movement about how to minister to hurting and struggling people from the resources that Christians possess.

Join us for this inaugural event as we celebrate God’s power to change lives through his Word. It is our prayer that whether you are a pastor, counselor, student, lay leader or faithful church member, this conference will further equip you to make disciples for the kingdom.



TrippPAUL DAVID TRIPP (@PaulTripp) is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 14 books including Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making. Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people face in this broken world.


Powlison_2DAVID POWLISON is the executive director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF) and is the editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. in History and Science of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has written many books and articles on biblical counseling and the relationship between faith and psychology, including: Speaking Truth in Love and Seeing with New Eyes.


MohlerR. ALBERT MOHLER JR. (@albertmohler) is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and a prominent intellectual leader within current evangelicalism. He comments regularly on news and cultural issues at his website and in his daily podcast The Briefing. He is the author or a contributor to several books, including Atheism RemixThe Disappearance of God and The Conviction to Lead.

(@HeathLambert) is the assistant professor of Biblical Counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and also serves as the Associate Dean of Applied Studies at Boyce College. Dr. Lambert currently serves as the Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), one of the largest biblical counseling organizations in the world with certified members in 18 countries.  He is also a founding council board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC), and is a frequent conference speaker. He is the author of The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams and Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace.




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