Thank you for being part of the 2018 Gospel Conversations conference held by the Canadian Biblical Counseling Coalition. We were delighted to converse with you, and to see the great conversations and connections that were taking place!
DISCLAIMER: The teaching provided in these sessions are for instructional purposes and provides general information about suffering and is not intended as a substitute for biblical counseling training and/or biblical counsel directed to the needs of specific people in specific cases.
What was the theme?
We live in a fallen world and each of us must deal with suffering. As creation groans, we struggle with sickness and death. Through our lives, we are sinned against in many ways. As sinful human beings, we ourselves rebelliously choose sin, and incur its consequences. Suffering is everywhere; so let’s talk hope in suffering. Let’s talk about how we can love others in their most painful moments. Let’s talk of how Jesus walks with us in our darkness, our fears and our confusion. Let’s talk hope in suffering.
When was it?
Thursday March 22nd, 2018 10:00-20:00
Friday March 23rd, 2018 08:00-15:00
Where was it?
Harvest Bible Chapel
500 Great Lakes Boulevard
Why did we do it?
Canadian church leaders strongly desire to counsel those in their congregations and communities in ways that are biblical and practical. This desire has seen a steady increase in biblical counseling within Canada. Founded in 2015, the Canadian Biblical Counseling Coalition exists to further biblical counseling in Canada by creating awareness, equipping leaders, and facilitating connections between Canadians who are counseling biblically.
What was the content?
|Date and Time||Description|
|11:00-12:30||Session #1 – Instruction – Hope in Suffering – Part 1 – Curtis Solomon|
|12:30-13:30||Refreshments and Networking|
|13:30-14:30||Session #2 – Instruction – Hope in Suffering – Part 2 – Curtis Solomon|
|14:30-15:00||Refreshments and Networking|
|15:00-16:15||Session #3 – Application – Ministering to the Suffering – Curtis Solomon|
|16:15-18:00||Dinner Together (offsite)|
|18:00-19:00||Session #4 – Application – Interview – Nathan Penny & Betty-Anne Van Rees|
|19:00-20:00||Facilitated Small Group Discussions – Discuss & Apply – Betty-Anne Van Rees|
|08:00-09:00||Networking – Meet the Board – CBCC Board|
|09:00-10:30||Session #5 – Instruction – Why Biblical Counseling? – Nathan Penny|
|10:30-11:15||Refreshments and Networking|
|11:15-12:00||Session #6 – How To – Breakout Sessions
♦ Suffering in Sickness – Cam Barnard
♦ Suffering in Oppression – Brian Munnings
♦ Suffering in Betrayal – Glen Slingerland
♦ Suffering in Our Sin’s Consequences – Chris Shipley
|12:00-13:00||Lunch Together (brought in)|
|13:00-14:30||Session #7- Is Joy Possible in Deep Suffering? – David Robinson|
|14:30-15:00||Q&A, Closing Remarks, and Dismissal|
Looking for the videos from our 2017 conference?
You can find them here: https://biblicalcounselingcanada.ca/2017conference/