The Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship (IBCD) exists to equip Christians to counsel one another in their local churches. Our annual summer institute brings together a variety of pastors and biblical counselors to share the knowledge and resources they have developed over decades of ministry. This conference in San Diego county is a great way for pastors or laypeople to be encouraged and strengthened by the Word of God.

This year we are joined by Heath Lambert (Executive Director at the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) and Voddie Baucham (Pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church, TX) to discuss how the church can be “Equipped to Counsel.” The event will feature 6 keynote sessions and 24 workshops. It will take place at Mission Hills Church in San Marcos, California on Thursday through Saturday, June 25 27, 2015.

Keynote Sessions

  • The Necessity of Biblical Counseling by Heath Lambert
  • The Necessity of the Word in Counseling by Voddie Baucham
  • The Necessity of the Holy Spirit in Counseling by Brian Borgman
  • The Necessity of Prayer in Counseling by Voddie Baucham
  • The Necessity of the Church in Counseling by Jim Newheiser
  • The Necessity of the Gospel in Counseling by Heath Lambert

Good News for Weary Women

All women are also invited to come hear Elyse Fitzpatrick teach on her new book “Good News for Weary Women” at the IBCD Women’s Pre-Conference.

Women today feel the weight of the world on their shoulders and can often carry a relentless burden of unrealistic expectations and worry. As Elyse Fitzpatrick has traveled this country, she has seen increasing evidence of this weariness epidemic invading our churches and communities. And she has good news for women everywhere: there is hope! God doesn’t judge us by our to-do lists. Instead, He calls us to faith in the work Christ has already done.

On Thursday (June 25th) join with women from churches throughout the area for a day of edification and fellowship. Registration includes a catered lunch and a copy of the book.

More Info

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