2018 conference content is now live

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We are thankful for the hard work of many volunteers, and delighted to make the content from our 2018 Let’s Talk Hope in Suffering conference available to you.

You will find video content from all sessions, along with slides and handouts. We even made the conference booklet available in PDF format for you.

You can find additional information along with a photo slideshow on our homepage.

Looking forward to continuing the many “gospel conversations” that began at this conference and to seeing ourselves, our churches, and Canadians encouraged, helped, and transformed more and more into the image of the Lord Jesus Christ.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for next year March 21-22, 2019 featuring Bob Kellemen.

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18, ESV)

 

5 days left to register

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Can you believe it? We are down to the final 5 days before our on-line registration closes (March 19th @ 6:00pm Eastern Time)!

How do you counsel someone who is suffering under unjust and persistent oppression by another?

One of our workshop breakout sessions will focus specifically upon suffering in oppression.

How do we look to Jesus as our example when facing unjust and persistent oppression and suffering?
How do we think biblically about oppression in a day and age when everyone seems to be claiming oppression by some idea, person, or group?
How do we encourage and give hope, and help someone guard against sinful responses to being sinned against?

Brian Munnings of Toronto Biblical Counseling will lead a workshop designed to answer these practical questions.

Our 2018 Canadian Biblical Counseling Coalition conference  Let’s talk hope in suffering is fast approaching.

Have you registered yet? Don’t delay, register today! We’d love to welcome you in person March 22&23 More details about the upcoming conference.

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10 days left to register

Can you believe it? There are only 10 days left before our on-line registration closes (March 19th @ 6:00pm Eastern Time)!

We are delighted to welcome Curtis Solomon as our primary speaker this year. So, who is Curtis Solomon?

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Have you ever noticed our tendency to answer the question of “who we are” in a vocation-first manner?

I think Curtis would describe himself first as a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, second as a devoted husband to his wife Jenny, third as a joyful father of two sons.

Who are we to argue?

Yet our primary interest for our upcoming conference is in Curtis’ passion for biblical counseling as demonstrated by his experience and his appointment as Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Have you registered yet? Don’t delay, register today! We’d love to welcome you in person March 22&23 More details about the upcoming conference.

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Ideas are not enough

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There were dozens, if not hundreds, of “ah ha” moments for me when I was going through my biblical counseling training.

One moment that stands out from the others was when my instructor said: “Change never happens in the abstract, it always occurs in the concrete, when changed thinking is put into practical action.”

Change never happens in the abstract, it always occurs in the concrete

My instructor wanted me to understand that just teaching doctrine, or discussing important concepts wasn’t enough; I needed to move a counselee (and myself!) from right thinking to right action in the form of concrete implementation.

Even in the context of a conference, it is critical to ‘do our homework’ and put what we are learning into practice as quickly as possible.

We are excited to offer an opportunity at the end of our first day to gather in facilitated small groups, and work through a case study together applying what we’ve learned.

Our 2018 Canadian Biblical Counseling Coalition conference  Let’s talk hope in suffering is fast approaching.

Why not register TODAY?
We’d love to welcome you in person March 22&23 More details about the upcoming conference.

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Suffering in Betrayal

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Those who are closest to us have some of the greatest power to cause us pain. When someone close to us betrays us; the suffering is significant.

One of our workshop breakout sessions will focus specifically upon suffering in betrayal.

How do we communicate biblical hope to those suffering in this way?
How can we comfort and counsel them well?
What unique realities does a counselor need to be aware of when counseling someone who is suffering in betrayal?

Glen Slingerland of Elisha House will lead a workshop designed to answer these practical questions.

Our 2018 Canadian Biblical Counseling Coalition conference  Let’s talk hope in suffering is fast approaching.

Why not register TODAY?
We’d love to welcome you in person March 22&23 More details about the upcoming conference.

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What do you say when someone is suffering deeply?

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I will never forget an experience I had many years ago. I was travelling with a co-worker on business who was also a Christian. As we travelled and spent time together he began to share with me the very painful and challenging circumstances he currently found himself in. Wanting to be helpful, I told him about a great book I’d finished recently that I’d found very helpful. I don’t remember his exact response; the gist of it was that he’d read it, and that it hadn’t helped him in the least, and that he was feeling stuck and hopeless.

I felt stupid and very inadequate, I could think of nothing to help this man. I knew there had to be answers in Christ, but I didn’t know what they were. This was many years before I discovered biblical counseling, or had been equipped with a theology for ministering to the hurting.

I felt stupid and very inadequate, I could think of nothing to help this man.

Perhaps you’ve found yourself in similar circumstances. I think most of us have found ourselves here at least once in our lives.

Equipping people to think clearly about suffering and to minister lovingly and effectively to those are hurting is something that each and every one of us will have opportunity to do at some point in our lives.

That is why we chose to make our 2018 Canadian Biblical Counseling Coalition conference theme: Let’s talk hope in suffering.

We warmly invite you to join us and renew your mind and thinking from God’s Word on this important topic and to learn and discuss some of the practical implications that go along with it.

Why not register TODAY?
We’d love to welcome you in person March 22&23 More details about the upcoming conference.

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