2017 Annual Conference on Biblical Counseling “Standing on the Word While Walking in the World”
We are praising God for another successful conference year!
This year's conference theme: Standing on the Word While Walking in the World really resonated with attendees. From the opening Pre-Conference Intensive Training Seminar (Practicing Spiritual Disciplines That Cause Us To Grow In Christ), by Pastor Christopher A. Bell, Sr. to the closing session by Anita Patterson, Boldly Taking A Stand On The Word, and everything in between, attendees were blessed and left with some practical tools and resources for counseling themselves and others.
“Standing on the Word While Walking in the World” General Sessions and Workshop Titles
Following is the full listing of the session titles, speakers and information on how you can still get the training for yourself.
Stand Firm With Faith on the Word by Rev. Dr. Thomas Wright
Codependency: Balancing an Unbalance Relationship by June Hunt
Freedom in the Balance: How to Defend Against Threats to Religious Liberty and Privacy Rights by Jeremy Samek, Esq.
Fighting The Good Fight by Rev. Dr. Mark J. Crear, PhD
Boldly Standing on the Word by Anita Patterson
The Answer To Anger by June Hunt
Family Issues: Addressing Dysfunction by Rev. Alisha Tatem
Self-Worth and Career Impact by Charles Neal
How To Use The Bible To Route and Reroute Sexual Identity Challenges by Pastor Haman Cross, Jr.
Professional Development Workshop by Dr. Sabrina Black & Dr. William Glaze
Unshakable Faith by Minister Johnnie Mae Latham
Managing Finances in a Digital World: Where Is My Money? By Rev. Clarence Taylor
Self-Image – Embracing Your God Confidence – Marquissa Williams
Standing Against Attacks On The Bible by Dr. William R. Glaze
Substance Abuse: How To Stand Firm When The World Says To Let Go by Sonya Carr & Laura McAlpine
Premarital: How To Stay Married For Life and Enjoy It by Mary Mason
A Spiritual Look At Compassion Fatigue by Rev. Dr. Mark J. Crear, PhD
Mission Statement: National Biblical Counselors Association’s mission is to advance the use of God’s Word in counseling, mobilize lay counselors for the body of Christ, and partner with professional and pastoral counselors.
Vision Statement: Our vision is to bring together people for the purpose of learning, reaching and networking regarding biblical counseling.
The NBCA Conference was held November 4-6, 1999 at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia, PA
The National Biblical Counselor’s Association (NBCA) was started 2000, with 34 Charter Members
The Association had its first book published in 2002: Counseling In African American Communities.
The book has sold millions of copies, in different languages, and is distributed in several countries and has been re-published under a new title: Counseling For Seemingly Impossible Problems
Dr. Sabrina Black became the President of the Association in 2003
In 2011 the Spanish Explosion was born, with our biblical counseling materials being translated and taught in the Spanish communities of Bethlehem Pa, Camden NJ and Houston TX
In 2013 the first Hispanic class graduated from the BC classes
Some of the things unique to the association/conference:
Heart to Heart, which gives attendees an opportunity to meet with a counselor, for prayer and encouragement.
W.R.A.P., which provides a platform and opportunity for those looking to publish their first book.
Vernell Scott Scholarship Fund
Recipients of the Vernal Scott Scholarship will be awarded either a full or partial scholarship based on a needs assessment conducted by the Scholarship Fund Committee.
Awarded Scholarships cover the cost of the Conference Registration fee only, and do not include, travel expense, meals or hotel accommodations. Recipients are responsible for these areas of expense.
Individuals who are currently enrolled at the CRD Training Institute.
Individuals who serve in church ministries where they are caring and ministering to others.
Individuals who have been faithful in attending the National Conference on Biblical Counseling.
Individuals who serve in a counseling ministry in their church.
Individuals who meet the above criteria, and who have not been a recipient of the Vernel Scott Scholarship in the past.
Scholarship Eligibility and Applicattion Instructions - PDF Download