Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM EDT
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM EDT

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Fellowship Baptist Church 
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Dublin, OH 43016

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Columbus Biblical Counseling Conference 2017 

Life can be difficult!  If your road is presently an easy stretch, likely you will soon encounter a sudden curve or sharp turn.  Welcome to Life 101!

In this world of struggle and hurt, you will find a maze of view points available to help you deal with life.  Unfortunately, most philosophies offer only short-term solutions that may not help you reach the finish line.  But God is able to help us do more than cope with life's challenges.

What do you say to your friend, neighbor, or co-worker who shares his or her crisis with you? What insights do you share?

Instead of offering condolences or clichés, you can offer something far more significant -- real hope!  The Bible gives this amazing promise: "His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness." (2 Peter 1:3)

We have the sufficiency of God's word to help impact others for God's glory.  It alone has the eternal answers we need to not simply exist or "get by," but to live victoriously!

Join us for a weekend of counseling workshops which will sharpen your counseling skills.  You will benefit first-hand from these biblical tools to handle life in a God-pleasing way.  Your participation will be an invaluable investment, as together we look to the timeless Scriptures for the answers to life's challenges!

 Conference Speakers

Deepak Reju

Pastor of biblical counseling and family ministry,                Capitol Hill Baptist Church (CHBC) in Washington, DC
Board of Directors, Biblical Counseling Coalition                Trustee, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation

B.S., George Washington University
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Our guest speaker completed his undergraduate studies in biology and psychology at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and then the first half of his medical training as a doctor.  The Lord used a very dark year of burn-out and depression to change his direction, and in 1995 he decided to leave medical training behind for pastoral ministry.  He went on to complete his theological training at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has ministered on staff at Grace Church (Westfield, NJ) and Clifton Baptist Church (Louisville, KY), prior to his arrival in Washington. 

At CHBC, Deepak serves on staff in counseling, training members to counsel one another,  mentoring other ministry workers, and setting the vision for family ministry.  His heart is for pastoral ministry, counseling one another with God’s Word, and the local church. 

Deepak and his wife, Sarah, met at CHBC and were married in 2001.  They are parents to five adorable children: Zachariah, Lydia, Eden, Noelle and Abraham.   

Deepak is the author of a children’s book, Great Kings of the Bible: How Jesus is Greater than Saul, David and Solomon (Christian Focus) and several articles and books for adults, including On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church (New Growth Press), The Pastor and Counseling: The Basics of Shepherding Members in Need (Crossway), and Preparing for Fatherhood (New Growth Press).  His next book, She’s Got the Wrong Guy: Why Smart Women Settle, is due out early 2018. 


Jim Stevanus

The host pastor is a member of ACBC and teaches high schoolers, adult students, and missionaries in biblical counseling.  After graduating from Penn State, he came to Christ while working in accounting in Alaska. He has his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA.



Conference Topics 

Sharpening Your Counseling Skills

Friday, September 29, 2017 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

  • Redemptive Strategies for Effective Counseling
  • Encouraging Hurting People

Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Listening, Understanding and Asking Questions
  • Live Demonstration of Counseling (followed by interactive Q&A)
  • Strategic Homework Assignments and When to End Counseling
  • Counseling the Unbeliever