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Biblical Counseling Conference - July 14-16, 2022

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PLEASE NOTE: PLENARY SESSIONS involve all conference attendees together in the Main Auditorium.

TRACK ONE

THURSDAY, July 14, 2022

TimeSession
9:00am – 10:15amRegistration/Check in
10:30am – 12:00pmWhy Biblical Counseling? (Plenary)
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch (provided on site)
1:00pm – 2:00pmThe Process of Biblical Change (Sanctification)
2:00pm – 2:25pmBreak (snacks provided)
2:30pm – 3:30pmThe Qualifications of a Biblical Counselor
3:30pm – 3:55pmBreak (snacks provided)
4:00pm – 5:00pmThe Goal of Parenting
5:00pm – 7:00pmDinner (not provided)
7:00pm – 8:30pmThe High Calling of Husbands (Plenary)

FRIDAY, July 15, 2022

TimeSession
8:30am – 9:30amParental Discipline
9:30am – 9:55amBreak (snacks provided)
10:00am – 11:00amParental Instruction
11:00am – 12:00pmCommunication
12:00pm – 1:30pmLunch (provided on site)
1:30pm – 2:30pmBiblical Sexuality
2:30pm – 2:55pmBreak (coffee/drinks only)
3:00pm – 4:00pmCounseling Sexual Sin
4:00pm – 5:00pmFear & Worry
5:00pm – 6:30pmDinner (not provided)
6:30pm – 8:00pmThe High Calling of Wives (Plenary)

SATURDAY, July 16, 2022

TimeSession
8:30am – 9:30amGetting to the Heart Issues
9:30am – 9:55amBreak (snacks provided)
10:00am – 11:10amHumility: Killing Pride
11:10am – 12:25pmCounseling Video Q&A
12:25pm – 12:30pmClosing announcements & prayer

TRACK TWO

THURSDAY, July 14, 2022

TimeSession
9:00am – 10:15amRegistration/Check in
10:30am – 12:00pmWhy Biblical Counseling? (Plenary)
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch (provided on site)
1:00pm – 2:00pmThe Ultimate Priority of the Christian – Worship
2:00pm – 2:25pmBreak (snacks provided)
2:30pm – 3:30pmWhat does God Know About My Heart?
3:30pm – 3:55pmBreak (snacks provided)
4:00pm – 5:00pmThe Philosophy of Addictions
5:00pm – 7:00pmDinner (not provided)
7:00pm – 8:30pmThe High Calling of Husbands (Plenary)

FRIDAY, July 15, 2022

TimeSession
8:30am – 9:30amWhy is the Heart Such a Big Deal?
9:30am – 9:55amBreak (snacks provided)
10:00am – 11:00amUnderstanding Temptation
11:00am – 12:00pmHow Do I Look for Idols In My Heart
12:00pm – 1:30pmLunch (provided on site)
1:30pm – 2:30pmBiblical Insights on Addictions
2:30pm – 2:55pmBreak (coffee/drinks only)
3:00pm – 4:00pmTechnology: Addiction & Worship
4:00pm – 5:00pmHow to Help an Addict
5:00pm – 6:30pmDinner (not provided)
6:30pm – 8:00pmThe High Calling of Wives (Plenary)

SATURDAY, July 16, 2022

TimeSession
8:30am – 9:30amHow Do Idols Wreck My Relationships
9:30am – 9:55amBreak (snacks provided)
10:00am – 11:10amHelping the Addict’s Family
11:10am – 12:25pmCounseling Observation Q&A
12:25pm – 12:30pmClosing announcements & prayer

TRACK THREE – ACBC EXAM PREP

THURSDAY, July 14, 2022

TimeSession
9:00am – 10:15amRegistration/Check in
10:30am – 12:00pmWhy Biblical Counseling? (Plenary)
12:00pm – 1:00pmLunch (provided on site)
1:00pm – 5:00pmTheology Questions
5:00pm – 7:00pmDinner (not provided)
7:00pm – 8:30pmThe High Calling of Husbands (Plenary)

FRIDAY, July 15, 2022

TimeSession
8:30am – 12:00pmTheology Questions
12:00pm – 1:30pmLunch (provided on site)
1:30pm – 5:00pmBiblical Counseling Questions
5:00pm – 6:30pmDinner (not provided)
6:30pm – 8:00pmThe High Calling of Wives (Plenary)

SATURDAY, July 16, 2022

TimeSession
8:00am – 12:15pmBiblical Counseling Questions
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Brad Bigney

Brad has been a pastor and husband for many years. He earned his M.Div from Columbia Bible Seminary, is an ACBC certified counselor and has been serving as the Senior Pastor of Grace Fellowship Evangelical Free Church in Florence, KY since 1996. He and his dear wife Vicki have five children.

Randy Patten

President of TEAM Focus Ministries, Director of Training Emeritus of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Randy was previously the Exec. Director of NANC (now ACBC) and served for 12 years as a local church pastor. Randy has a BA from Cedarville, OH and an M.Div from Grace Theological Seminary, IN. He is a founding member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and contributing author to three books. He and his wife Cindy have been married for 50 years, have two children and six grandchildren.

Tanner Ripley

Tanner is an associate pastor at Emmanuel Bible Church in Great Falls, MT. He began pastoral ministry eleven years ago first as an intern, then an Associate Pastor at Grace Bible Church through 2015. He received his MDiv from The Master’s Seminary and is ACBC certified. Tanner and his wife Brooke were married in 2013 and have two daughters, Harmony and Meg, and a son Timothy. In his free time, Tanner enjoys reading old western novels with his wife or doing anything outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

Pastor Craig Rowe

Craig retired from full time ministry, but continues to teach in various capacities and is an adjunct professor at Montana Bible College. He pastored for 33 years and also counseled and taught for five years at Biblical Counseling Center in Arlington Heights, IL. He received a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He is certified and a Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He and his wife Sue have four grown children and reside in Bozeman, MT.

Matt Thibault

Matt has served in pastoral roles at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, MT and Grace Church of the Valley in Kingsburg, CA and is currently preparing to plant a church. He earned his MDiv from The Master’s Seminary and is in pursuit of a doctorate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught courses at Montana Bible College, Arrowhead Bible College and has assisted with courses at The Master’s Seminary. He is married to Trina and has three children.

Mark Shaw

Mark is the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church and the Founder of The Addiction Connection in Florence, KY. He and his wife, Mary, have four adult children. His certifications include a CADAC II certification in addiction counseling along with biblical counseling certifications from ACBC and IABC.

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Conference Date:
July 14 – 16, 2022

Will the sessions be recorded?
Yes. Most sessions will be available on our website and app soon after the conference. Some sessions may only be available on CD due to copyright restrictions, and will be available for purchase from Grace Books. Order forms will be included in the conference materials and CDs will be be mailed to you a few weeks after the conference.

Will there be a conference bookstore?
Yes! Grace Books will carry a selection of books and counseling resources, available for purchase, including publications by the speakers. We accept cash, Visa and MasterCard. AND, everyone who registers gets a $10 gift card for use in Grace Books.

Is food included in my registration fee?
Snacks will be provided on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, UNLESS you register at a discounted rate for no food. Lunch will be provided on Thursday and Friday only. Please read the conference menu in the tab below. There is an option to attend the conference for a reduced rate if you want to provide your own snacks (and lunches on Thursday and Friday).

How do I get there?
Grace Bible Church is located in Southwest Montana. (Link to our map) We are about 10 minutes from I-90 and about 20 minutes from Bozeman Airport. Daily direct flights from Denver, Salt Lake, Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago and others.

What else is there to do in Bozeman?
Bozeman has 2 seasons: Winter and relatives! July/August (relatives season) is full of every kind of outdoor activity, raft or kayak on the Yellowstone or Gallatin Rivers, float the Madison, rock climbing, hiking or mountain biking on thousands of miles of quiet and excellent trails in the near vicinity, swimming, golf, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping and we are only about an hour’s drive from Yellowstone National Park.  You name it – Montana has got it and you can probably rent the gear locally, if you’re looking for a display of God’s handiwork! Forget Hawaii, forget New York. Come to the Last Best Place! Why not come to the conference, then spend a week in the great outdoors talking about what you’ve just heard?

What kind of food is available in Bozeman?
Quite a bit. A list of restaurants, fast food places, cafes and bistros is provided in the Conference Resources. Steak, Sushi, Indian, Middle-Eastern, Asian, Italian, Noodles, Pizza, Burgers, Brats, Bagels, Sandwiches and probably a lot more. For what it’s worth, google Bozeman Food.  🙂

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations notified up to July 8th, 2022 will be fully refunded, minus a $10 admin fee.  No refunds are available after July 8th (but we can give someone else your place, if you like).

If you are part of a group registering 10 people (where the 11th is free), no refunds are available at any time but you can substitute a different name up to July 9th before the conference starts. Substitutions probably need to be in the same Track as the original name, but if space is available, we can move them.

The Satisfaction Guarantee on this Mystery Tour:

Over the years we have run this conference, NOT ONE PERSON has ever told us it stunk and that they wanted their money back.  We are SO CONFIDENT that that will be the case this year that if you attend all 3 days and tell us you hated it (c’mon, not just “oh the weather was lousy. I didn’t like the decor of the church…), we’ll refund you 100%.  No questions asked. You have nothing to lose!

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July 14 – 16, 2022

Registration is now open!
 
Are you a pastor/elder of your church + your wife?  Then you qualify for a 50% discount and can register HERE.
 
General Registration:  You can register any number, but if you pay to register 10 people at the standard registration price of $80, you get an 11th person for free! Cancellations are not allowed with this, but we can substitute another person at no cost if someone in your group can’t attend.  Click HERE
 
No Meals Discount: If you have serious food allergies and want to provide your own meals/snacks, save $20 on General Registration and sign up HERE

 

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Provisional Menu for 2022 Biblical Counseling Conference

Over the 9 years we have done the conference, the number of requests relating to various food allergies has increased to the point that, sadly, we can no longer keep up with the number of special meals.

If you have serious or life threatening health concerns related to food or if the menu just doesn’t appeal to you (!), rather than risk giving you something that you cannot eat – we can reduce your cost by $20 pp and you could bring your own.  On the registration tab, there is a place to register for the No food/No Snacks option.

Below you will see a reasonably accurate guide to what we will have this year.

Snacks served throughout the conference will generally be apples, bananas, seasonal fruits, boiled eggs, hummus, raw veggies, baby bell, meat sticks, unsalted roasted almonds, yoghurt and melon, although there will be things with gluten/nuts on offer as well, like Kirkland nut bars. At some point, if it’s warm enough, ice cream or fruit bars.

Lunch Thursday will be a croissant sandwich with turkey/roast beef and cheese, chips, brownie. Individual packages of mayo, mustard, butter will be available.

Lunch Friday will be BBQ’d meat in salt and pepper, olive oil, and tamari. Arugula salad, parmesan, olive oil, lemon and balsamic. Baked potato or mashed potato served separately.

The main thing that will be prepared off site is the Wilbur Beans (basically, sweet baked beans with meat. We get that from Famous Dave’s and here is a link which shows what is in it.)

Bozeman has MANY places to eat, when it comes to looking for dinner. Burgers, noodles, Asian, Italian, Mexican. And many fast food places, including supermarket food bars! 

If you have any questions, please contact us as soon as possible.

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