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How Christ Transforms us in our Diseases and Disabilities
” Life in a fallen world involves many forms of suffering, including medical diseases,...
You are Your Calling
” This workshop explores the concept that all believers have a calling fromGod and that...
Be Not Wise in your Own Eyes
” The sin of “being wise in one’s own eyes” is easy to see in others, yet difficult to...
I am Dating the Wrong Guy
” How do you know who is the right guy and who is the wrong guy? Join us as we think...
Keep Yourselves From Idols
” This workshop will teach you how to identify the idols that are hidden in your heart...
I am Called to Ministry
” Has your call to ministry become idolatrous? Has ministry become your chief identity?...
Defined by my Sexuality
” In this workshop, we will seek out the biblical response to those that define...
You are Your Gender
” This workshop explores the Biblical basis for gender and how that impacts identity....
I am a Porn Struggler
” How do we help a single man struggling with pornography? Join us as we think about...
Addiction, Identity, and the Gospel
” How does identity in Christ transform a person struggling with addictions? This worship...
I am a Ministry Wife
” Women married to men in ministry face physical and spiritual challenges. These...
I am a Grandparent
” This session considers how a Christian is uniquely called to live out Grandparenthood....
As a Good Soldier of Christ
” This workshop considers how to balance past military experience and identity in Christ....
I am Not Scarred for Life: Overcoming Childhood Sexual Abuse
” Children who are sexually abused lack the ability to process what has happened to...
Finding my Identity as a Biblical Counselor
” How should I think and feel about myself if my counselees reject what I have been...
The Beginning of Knowledge
” This workshop reviews how to help counselee’s find their identity in Christ rather...
You are a Prophet, Priest, and King
” This workshop explores one of the key concepts of the Protestant Reformation that is...
Helping Abuse Survivors Find Identity in Christ
” Issues of identity are some of the most difficult and painful questions facing...
PTSD: Moving Past Trauma
” This workshop will help those who have been diagnosed with PTSD and those who counsel...
I am my Ministry: Perspectives on Life and Calling
” For many of us in ministry, our ministry becomes our life. There is something beautiful...
I am not my Love Language
” This workshop will explore the idea of “Love Languages” and how they should be...
Counseling Systems and the Labels that Become Identity
” Where do psychological labels come from and how is a treatment plan developed? How...
I am Not the Opinions of Others
” From Bible times until now we see examples of those who live to keep others happy. Some...
Fit for Duty
” ” This workshop considers the supremacy of finding one’s identity in Christ rather...
I am Successful
In a high-tempo, status-seeking, achievement-driven, celebrity-worshiping world how are...
I am not my Ethnicity
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Q/A When People Reject our Counsel
When counseling, responses can vary widely. What do we do when people don’t take our counsel? Craig and Jim sit down to discuss a listener question about this personal aspect of the counseling process.
The History Of The Biblical Counseling Movement
Why bother with the history of the biblical counseling movement? Because the battle over the Bible still rages. This session shows how an understanding of history will help preserve and protect the biblical counseling movement from error.
Legal Challenges and Changes: What You Need to Know
The U.S. Supreme Court’s attempt to redefine the institute of marriage has intensified the cultural chaos. This workshop will help pastors and biblical counselors understand the rapidly changing legal landscape so they can effectively minister God’s truth to a broken world.
Counseling And The Courts
You, your counseling center and your counselees will face tribulation. As cultural animosity towards Christians increases this could come in the form of legal issues. This workshop gives an overview of legal considerations pertinent to biblical counselors and counseling centers.
Your Written Word
Think you want to be a writer? Want to know more about the publishing process? Author Elyse Fitzpatrick shares insights gained from her own writing process and encourages would-be-authors to remember the primary purpose of their message is to give grace to those who hear.
Gluttony Diet Fitness And Body Idolatry
Food and fitness idolatry are big issues in our culture. How can those stuck in sinful patterns change? This session discusses the unique change that is sought by Christians as they make it their aim not to please or impress people but to glorify God in their body.
Help for Hoarders
The light of God’s face must illuminate the darkness of the hoarding heart and house. This session will teach you how to address the reality of hoarding and its problems with confidence in God, His word and His body.
A Breath Of Fresh Air for Chokers
This session discusses the issue of “scarfing” or erotic asphyxiation. Dr. George Scipione looks at the Scriptures to define and diagnose this issue and then develop direction in overcoming it.
What If You Don’t Want Peace? The Many Realms Of Desire
Desire, which the Scripture also calls lust and covetousness, is an enemy of contentment and peace. This session will give you tools for identifying and dismantling the objects of your desire that run contrary to peace.
Making Peace in Times of Chaos: Critical Incident Stress Management
A traumatic crisis is overwhelming, life-dominating and life-changing. This session will define critical incident stress and its phases, discuss its relation to PTSD and help you to apply the Scriptures to those struggling with stress from a traumatic event.
How to Comfort the Dying
The living know they must die, but why must they die? What do people facing death fear? This session takes a comprehensive look at what the Scriptures have to say about death and discusses how to offer comfort to those for whom death is imminent.
Counseling Those Who Have Lost a Spouse or Child
The loss of a spouse or a child is one of the most difficult trials to face in this life. This session discusses the three seasons commonly experienced by someone in the wake of this kind of crisis and how to help build hope, build perspective and bring comfort.
Legal Issues in Counseling
The First Amendment provides important protection to biblical counselors who live in a culture where lawsuits are legion. This workshop covers general legal principles for those who are seeking to honor God by faithfully counseling from the Scriptures.
Helping People through Romantic Breakups
The intense emotions following a romantic breakup can bring temptation to sin. This workshop discusses many of the common emotions provoked by the ending of a relationship and seeks to identify the heart issues and sinful patterns associated with them.
Counseling People Pleasers
Some people are addicted to the approval of others. This session will give criteria to help diagnose the spiritual disorder of man pleasing and teach you how to help counselees dethrone the idol of approval.
What is manipulation and how can we help those who manipulate others? This session will teach you how to help manipulators identify their sinful patterns, evaluate their thoughts and motives biblically and begin to develop the mindset of a servant.
Ask the Counselor
Do you have unanswered questions about tough issues in counseling? In this workshop ACBC fellow George Scipione holds a Q&A for any questions people may have related to biblical counseling.
Evangelism and Counseling
Crisis can be an opportunity for evangelism and discipleship. But how do we get from the presenting problem to the gospel? This session seeks to help biblical counselors work towards lasting change in their counselees by applying the whole gospel to the whole man.
Counseling in Situations of Separation Divorce and Remarriage
God’s design is for marriage to be a lifelong covenant of companionship between one man and one woman but many marriages fall short of this ideal. This session seeks to offer wisdom to counselors working tough questions about separation, divorce and remarriage.
Singleness, Dating, and Courtship
What is the best approach to finding a marriage partner? What is the nature and purpose of courtship? What if I am single and lonely? This session answers many questions for those who are considering marriage or want to know how to prepare for marriage in the future.
SI15 Speaker Panel Discussion
This is a Q&A Roundtable with our Keynote Speakers from the 2015 Summer Institute: Heath Lambert, Jim Newheiser, Voddie Baucham and Brian Borgman.
SI14 Speaker Panel Discussion
This is a roundtable discussion on various topics by our keynote speakers from Summer Institute 2014.