2018 CONFERENCE

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.

Let’s Talk Hope in Suffering – Booklet and Agenda

Session 1 – Hope in Suffering – Part 1 – Curtis Solomon – Materials

Session 2 – Hope in Suffering – Part 2 – Curtis Solomon – Materials

Session 3 – Ministering to the Suffering – Curtis Solomon – Materials

Session 4 – Case Study – Facilitated Small Group Discussion – Materials

Session 5 – Why Biblical Counseling – Nathan Penny – Materials

Breakout – 6a – Suffering in Sickness – Cam Barnard – Materials

Breakout – 6b – Suffering in Depression – Brian Munnings – Materials

Breakout – 6c – Suffering in Betrayal – Glen Slingerland – Materials

Breakout – 6d – Suffering in Our Sin’s Consequences – Chris Shipley – Materials

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
Oakville, Ontario

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.
https://biblicalcounselingcanada.ca/what-we-do/
https://biblicalcounselingcanada.ca/what-is-biblical-counseling/
https://biblicalcounselingcanada.ca/doctrine/

What was the content?
AGENDA

Date and Time Description
2018/03/22 THURSDAY
10:00-11:00 Check-In
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 PennyBetty-Anne Van Rees
19:00-20:00 Facilitated Small Group Discussions – Discuss & Apply – Betty-Anne Van Rees
2018/03/23 FRIDAY
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/