the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


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 TrippTEDD TRIPP  is the senior pastor 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.  @teddtripp



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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. Full bio | @HeathLambert

Stuart Scott_smallSTUART 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. Full Bio | @StuartWScott







That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.