NBCA Annual Conference

Conference on Biblical Counseling

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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

Please visit our online store to download the MP3 of any or all of sessions to add to your resource library.

NBCA Milestones

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.