2019 CONFERENCE

2019 teaser

LET’S TALK EQUIPPING THE CHURCH TO COUNSEL

featuring Dr. Bob Kellemen, founding executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition

What was the theme?
Sunday morning connections with our brothers and sisters in Christ, coffee with a friend going through a difficult time, home groups instructing and discipling one another, focused counseling dealing with a specific and immediate crisis  … each of these can and should be handled biblically within the local church. How do we equip the entire church to counsel biblically in both daily and more formal counseling opportunities? Let’s talk equipping the church to counsel.

When was it?
Thursday March 21st, 2019 10:30-18:00
Friday March 22nd, 2019 08:30-16:30

Where was it?
Harvest Bible Chapel
500 Great Lakes Boulevard
Oakville, Ontario

Why were we doing 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
THURSDAY 2018/03/21
09:30 Doors open and registration begins
10:30 Session #1 – Instruction – Callings for the Church today – Bob Kellemen
12:00 Lunch together (brought in)
13:15 Session #2 – Instruction – Resume qualifications of a biblical counselor – Bob Kellemen
14:30 Refreshments and Networking
15:00 Session #3 – How To – Breakout sessions (round 1) – Various
16:15 Refreshments and Networking
16:45 Session #4 – Interaction – Discussion panel on starting biblical counseling in your church with Q&A – Panel
18:00 Dismissal and optional Dinner together (offsite)
FRIDAY 2018/03/22
08:30 Doors open, coffee and muffins, networking, meet the board
09:30 Session #5 – Instruction – Compass points for biblical counseling pt1 – Bob Kellemen
10:45 Refreshments and Networking
11:15 Session #6 – How To – Breakout sessions (round 2) Various
12:30 Lunch together (brought in)
13:45 Session #7 – Interaction – Who is the CBCC? What have we been up to? What’s next? With Q&A – CBCC Board
14:45 Refreshments and Networking
15:15 Session #8 – Instruction – Compass points for biblical counseling pt2 – Bob Kellemen
16:30 Closing Remarks and Dismissal