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Conference: Identity Crisis

June 20, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Identity Crisis

The IBCD Training Institute is the premier conference for strengthening the church in one another care. This year’s theme, “Identity Crisis,” is designed to offer hope to believers living with labels.

Everyone falls into some sort of identifiable category; Man/Woman, Husband/Wife, Sinner/Saint, Introvert/Extrovert; Black/White/Latino; but what do these labels actually mean? And how do they help us navigate our lives?

By showing others who they are in Christ we are able to help one another find true hope.

Location: Tri-City Bible Church (Vista, CA)
302 North Emerald Dr, Vista, CA 92083

Deepak Reju

Deepak serves as the Pastor of Biblical Counseling and Families at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Deepak does individual and couples counseling, leads groups, develops the vision for the counseling ministry, and supervises the counseling team. He did his theological training at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.). He is the author of On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church and The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need.

Jeremy Pierre

Jeremy serves as Dean of Students, Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling, and directs the Ph.D. program in Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Pierre is co-author of The Pastor and Counseling and author of The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Counseling from a Theology of Human Experience. He has contributed to various books, including Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling and Scripture and Counseling. He currently serves as a pastor at Clifton Baptist Church.

Keith Palmer

Keith is the associate pastor of Grace Bible Church in Granbury, Texas, and the director of the Center for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (CBCD). Dr. Palmer is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (B.S. Electrical Engineering), The Master’s Seminary (Master of Divinity), and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). He is a Fellow (supervisor) and board member for the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He is also an adjunct instructor in biblical counseling at The Master’s University (TMU) and a chaplain in the Civil Air Patrol, the auxiliary of the United States Air Force. He is married to Lisa and has three children, Alan, Aimee and Aric. His passion in ministry is teaching and ministering God’s Word, and seeing God transform the lives of His people as they apply and live the Truth.

Jim Newheiser

Jim is the Director of the Christian Counseling program and Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He served in pastoral ministry for over thirty years in Southern California and Saudi Arabia. He has served as the director of IBCD since 2006. He is a Fellow and a board member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Jim has been practicing biblical counseling since 1982.

Greg E. Gifford

Greg is is Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master’s University. He holds a PhD in Biblical Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s University, and a BA in Pastoral Ministry from Baptist Bible College. Greg is also an Associate Pastor/Elder of Counseling at Faith Community Church in Newhall, CA where he leads the biblical counseling ministry of his church. Greg served as a Captain in the United States Army from 2008-2012 after which he transitioned to counseling ministry. His research interests are the influencing role of habits to desires and also Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. His book, Helping Your Family through PTSD, was released in August of 2017.


June 20, 2019
June 22, 2019