The 2020 Canadian Biblical Counseling Coalition Annual Conference has been Cancelled

Beloved brothers and sisters,

As events continue to unfold here in Canada, I’m sure you’ve been asking yourself about our upcoming CBCC 2020 conference.

The CBCC board met this evening, and in consultation with Hope Bible Church we have made the difficult decision to cancel our March 24-25, 2020 conference.

For some this announcement may be a relief, for others it represents disappointment. As a board, we share both of these emotions, and we grieve the time we would have had together.

Our annual conference generates the majority of our annual budget, and as a result we now find ourselves trusting God in how He will provide for us this coming year. In the next week or two, you will receive another e-mail with various refund options for conference fees.

We want you to know that as a board, we love God, we trust Him, and we see His sovereign control in the midst of these events. Like you, we do not know how events will unfold in the coming weeks, but we are fully confident in the provenance of our Lord.

We were encouraged and challenged recently by this excellent blog post by Alasdair Groves. Let it encourage you also in the days ahead.

Cam Barnard on behalf of the CBCC Board



What is the theme?
When you hear the term ‘biblical counseling’ you know that the Bible is paramount. All genuine biblical counseling involves ministering the Scriptures to individual lives and circumstances. This year we want to emphasize Scripture-centric counseling where an entire passage of the Bible can be used over multiple counseling sessions to minister truth and life to a counselee. In 2020 … let’s talk counseling from the Scriptures.

When is it?
Tuesday March 24th, 2020 10:30-18:00
Wednesday March 25th, 2020 08:30-16:30

Where is it?
Hope Bible Church
500 Great Lakes Boulevard
Oakville, Ontario

Why are 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.


What is the content?

Date and Time Description
TUESDAY 2020/03/24
09:30 Doors open and registration begins
10:30 Session #1 – Instruction – Ministering from the Psalms – Lee Lewis
12:00 Lunch together (brought in)
13:15 Session #2 – Instruction – Ministering from the Psalms – Lee Lewis
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  with Q&A – Panel
18:00 Dismissal and optional Dinner together (offsite)
WEDNESDAY 2020/03/25
08:30 Doors open, coffee and muffins, networking, meet the board
09:30 Session #5 – Instruction – Ministering from the Psalms – Lee Lewis
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 – Biblical Counseling in Canada with Q&A – CBCC Board
14:45 Refreshments and Networking
15:15 Session #8 – Instruction – Ministering from the Psalms – Lee Lewis
16:30 Closing Remarks and Dismissal


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