Registration is Open!

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NORTHCREEK
COUNSELING
TRAINING
2022 Conference

NCT exists to help equip the church to counsel others from God's Word
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SPEAKERS

AUGUST 12-13

Brad Bigney

Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY; ACBC Certified

Steve Mawhorter

Pastor of Adult Ministries at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA; ACBC Certified

Vicki Bigney

Wife of Brad Bigney, Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY

Sue Miller

Director of Women’s Ministries at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA; ACBC Certified

Randy Patten

President of TEAM Focus Ministries; ACBC Fellow, Director of Training Emeritus

Laurie Agnello

Lead Female Counselor at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA, IABC Certified

Stuart Scott

Professor at The Master’s University ACBC Membership Director and Fellow

Jeremy Pray

Pastor of Biblical Counseling at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA; ACBC Certified

SEPTEMBER 16-17

Nicolas Ellen

Senior Pastor of Community of Faith Bible Church in Houston, TX; ACBC Fellow

Kent Dresdow

Senior Pastor of NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA

Sue Miller

Director of Women’s Ministries at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA; ACBC Certified

Venessa Ellen

Director of Women’s Ministry at Community of Faith Bible Church in Houston, TX; President of Real Life Women’s Ministry LLC

Matt Rehrer

Emergency Medicine Physician in Oakland, CA; Global Outreach Home Director at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA

Laurie Agnello

Lead Female Counselor at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA, IABC Certified

Rob Green

Pastor of Counseling and Seminary Ministries at Faith Church in Lafayette, IN; ACBC Certified

Steve Mawhorter

Pastor of Adult Ministries at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA; ACBC Certified

Jeremy Pray

Pastor of Biblical Counseling at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA; ACBC Certified

OCTOBER 21-22

Andrew Rogers

Pastor of Ministry Development and Biblical Counseling at Kindred Community Church in Anaheim, CA; Executive Director of Overseas Instruction in Counseling; ACBC Fellow

Greg Gifford

Associate Pastor of Faith Community Church in Santa Clarita, CA; ACBC Certified

Laurie Agnello

Lead Female Counselor at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA, IABC Certified

Kevin Carson

Senior Pastor of Sonrise Baptist Church in Ozark, MO, ACBC and IABC Certified

Jeremy Pray

Pastor of Biblical Counseling at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA; ACBC Certified

Steve Mawhorter

Pastor of Adult Ministries at NorthCreek Church in Walnut Creek, CA; ACBC Certified

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Rates:
Early Bird Rate: $120
Standard Rate: $150 (begins July 2)

The deadline to purchase a binder has passed but digital notes will be available in the conference app.

Two Track Options

FUNDAMENTALS TRACK

An introduction to biblical counseling for those who are first time attenders and interested in growing in counseling and discipleship. This contributes 30 hours to the first phase of ACBC certification.

Sample Workshops:

Weekend 1:

  • Introduction to Biblical Counseling
  • How to Grow and Change
  • Building Involvement and Giving Hope
  • Gathering Data and Discerning the Problem
  • Providing Instruction and Assigning Homework

Weekend 2:

  • Getting to the Heart
  • Counseling and Integration Theories
  • The Purpose of Marriage
  • The Roles within Marriage
  • Parenting – Instruction & Discipline

Weekend 3:

  • Anger
  • Biblical Sexuality
  • Guilt and Repentance
  • Depression
  • Forgiveness
  • Fear and Worry

ADVANCED TRACK


For those who have already attended the fundamentals track or Cornerstone Self-Confrontation class. These topics go deeper into biblical counseling and address complex problems from a biblical perspective. These topics change each year so returning attendees can further their training.

We are offering 3 advanced group options with varying topics. When registering, you will be able to select your preferred workshop for every breakout session.

Sample Workshops:

Weekend 1:

  • Renewing Our Mind One Thought at a Time
  • God’s Sovereignty Over Suffering and Evil
  • How to Help Your Counselees Wait on the Lord
  • Dealing with the Unbelief behind Worry and Fear
  • Strategies for Fighting Sexual Sin

Weekend 2:

  • Learning to be Content
  • End of Life (Aging and Caring Well)
  • A Case Study on Emotional Abuse
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Practical Steps for Counseling an Angry Person
  • Using the Psalms with the Sufferer

Weekend 3:

  • Counseling Marriage Conflict & Divorce
  • Teach Your Counselees to Pray
  • The Unmotivated Counselee
  • Helping Families Through PTSD, Self-Harm, the Death of a Child, etc.
  • Rightly Handling the Word as a Counselor

SCHEDULE

General Schedule

Friday: 6:00pm – 9:30pm (check-in begins at 5:00pm)

Saturday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR

Like last year, our NCT conference app will be available. This will allow us to communicate more
effectively, timely and give you access to all the speaker notes and more!


Binders with hard copies of notes for both tracks will be available for purchase upon registering online for NCT. If you purchase a binder, they will be ready for pick-up when check-in opens at 5:00 pm the first weekend.

Snacks and drinks will be available; however, we will not be providing meals. We ask that you eat
dinner prior to attending on Friday night. The schedule will allow time for you to leave campus
for lunch.

We hope to see you there!  If you have any questions please email us at [email protected].

ACCOMMODATIONS

We have an agreement with Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek for $169/night. These slots fill quickly so don't wait until the last minute. (If these links do not work on your computer, please call the hotel at 925 938-8700  and ask for Carly Jones.)

Weekend 1 - August 12 - Last Day to Book is July 28

Weekend 2  -  September 16 - Last Day to Book is September 1

Weekend 3 - October 21 - Last Day to Book is October 6

 

Alternate Hotels in Close Proximity - Standard Rates Apply

Walnut Creek Embassy Suites 1345 Treat Blvd. 925-934-2500
Walnut Creek Marriott, 2355 N Main St. 925-934-2000