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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
Schedule TBD

FRIDAY, July 15, 2022
Schedule TBD

SATURDAY, July 16, 2022
Schedule TBD


TRACK TWO

THURSDAY, July 14, 2022
Schedule TBD

FRIDAY, July 15, 2022
Schedule TBD

SATURDAY, July 16, 2022
Schedule TBD

TRACK THREE – ACBC EXAM PREP

Thursday, July 14, 2022
Schedule TBD

FRIDAY, July 15, 2022
Schedule TBD

SATURDAY, July 16, 2022
Schedule TBD

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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 several books. He and his wife Cindy have been married for 46 years, have two children and six grandchildren.

Dr James Newheiser

Jim is the Director of the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship and the Director of the Christian Counseling Program at RTS Charlotte.  He is also the Assoc. Professor of Christian Counseling and Practical Theology at RTS Charlotte and an Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling at the Master’s College.  Jim serves as a board member at the Biblical Counseling Coalition and ACBC. For 25 years, he has served as the Preaching Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Escondido, CA. Jim and Caroline have been married for 36 years and have 3 adult children.

Bryan Hughes

Bryan is the Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, where he has served since 1984. He earned his B.A. from Moody Bible Institute; M.A. from Western Seminary and D.Min from Trinity Theological Seminary.  Bryan has taught at Bible colleges in Ukraine, Africa, Siberia, Albania, Russia, Turkey, Italy and throughout the US. He serves on the faculty of Montana Bible College and is a board member of the Master’s College.  Bryan and his wife Bev have three adult children and 3 grandchildren.

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.

Dan and Pam Gannon

Dr. Dan and Pam Gannon serve as part of the counseling team at Grace Bible Church, in Bozeman, Montana and Dan serves on the elder board as well. Dan, as a retired Orthopedic Surgeon and Pam, as a registered nurse, bring their understanding of medical issues into the biblical counseling world and use their training as certified Biblical Counselors to address many of the aspects of the relationship between the medical world and Biblical counseling. Dan and Pam are also frequent speakers at training conferences hosted by ACBC around the country. Dan and Pam also teach several classes in the biblical counseling program at Montana Bible College. Dan and Pam have two grown children and two grandchildren.

Brad Wright

Brad earned his BS from Montana State and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering from Penn State. Brad’s career has focused mostly on product design and development and has included work in aerospace, architecture, research and academia. Brad is ACBC certified and serves on the Elder Board and Counseling Committee at Grace Bible Church. Brad is married to Cindy and has 2 adult daughters.

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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. Grace also has a cafe where excellent, in-house roasted espresso drinks and various snacks can be purchased.  If you prefer to eat outside, we have a big canopy tent.  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

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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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