180 Discipleship Counseling Training

Friday, January 18, 2019 - Saturday, January 19, 2019

Wish you could help those who suffer in your community? You can. Learn how to better disciple others through counsel by attending ONE-EIGHTY TRAINING!

Courses are taught by various ACBC-certified instructors under Executive Director Dr. Stuart Scott’s leadership. Speaker bios are provided below.

Advanced Biblical Counseling - 10 hours covering advanced topics (see below) - 
 January 18-19, 2019.  This course is for those who have already completed the Fundamentals training.  Cost is $120.  Register before November 1 and receive a $30 discount.

Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling - 30 hrs of training over 30 basic topics (see below) -  January 18-19, February 22-23  and March 22-23. Satisfies basic training course requirement for ACBC Certification.  Cost is $300.  Register before November 1 and receive a $40 discount.  The following additional discounts are offered: Pastor/Ministry/Deacons/Life Group Leaders/Military $270 less a $40 discount, couples $500 less a $50 discount.

Lunch is provided during the Saturday training.  No childcare is available. 

Visit oneeightycounseling.com  or click here to register. Deadline for registration is January 11. Early bird registration deadline is November 1.

Dr. Stuart Scott
Dr. Scott brings more than 35 years of experience in counseling and pastoral ministry. In addition to being executive director for 180, he currently teaches in the area of biblical counseling at The Master’s University. Dr. Scott also serves as the Member Care Director and a Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He is an author of publications including: The Exemplary Husband, From Pride to Humility, Killing Sin Habits and The Faithful Parent. He and his wife, Zondra, have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Dr. Dan Wickert 
Dr. Wickert is a Board Certified Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology; member of Faith Church (Lafayette, IN); ACBC certified; instructor and counselor at FBCM; conference speaker; currently working in Senior Administrative role as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Franciscan Health Lafayette; Vision of Hope and Faith Christian School board member; married with two children and one grandchild; B.S., Biology, Bradley University; M.D., University of Illinois.

Brad Bigney, Pastor
Brad is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Free Church of America, and is a graduate of Columbia Biblical Seminary, with his Master of Divinity. He’s a certified biblical counselor with ACBC (Assoc. of Certified Biblical Counselors), author of the book 'Gospel Treason – Betraying the Gospel with Hidden Idols,' national conference speaker, as well as Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship since 1996. He and his wife, Vicki, have been married for 32 years, and have five adult children. 

Mark Mann, Pastor
Mark was the founding pastor and elder of Grace Bible Fellowship in 2007. The Wisconsin native is a 1998 graduate of The Master’s College, Santa Clarita, CA, with a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, and later received a Master of Divinity equivalency from Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY, where in 2016 he completed a doctoral-level program with a Master of Theology in Biblical Counseling. He was certified as a counselor in 1998 by the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (now the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors). Mark is also the author of One Ministry of the Word: Recovering Biblical Pastoral Ministry, published in 2004 by Timeless Texts with a foreword by Jay Adams. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married since 1991.

Kevin Carson, Pastor
Kevin grew up in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the son of a pastor and often says “it has been my privilege to have lived my entire life in and around church.” In 1990 Kevin moved to Springfield, Missouri to attend Baptist Bible College. There he met his wife Kelly and they were married in 1994. Shortly thereafter he started working as the senior adult pastor at Cherry Street Baptist Church. It was in that ministry where Kelly and Kevin first started talking about planting a church. They are thrilled God brought a team together with them to start Sonrise in 2002. Kevin also started teaching as a faculty member of Baptist Bible Graduate School in 1999. Kevin also serves as a member of the Ozark Rotary Cub. In the process of all this, God has given Kevin and Kelly four children. “What a thrill to serve Christ and the fellow members at Sonrise in the beautiful Ozarks.” In his spare time Kevin enjoys family, sports, fishing, hunting, and blogging at pastorkevinsblog.wordpress.com.

Advanced Topics
Shattered: Suffering Through the Eyes of Job
Most Common Diagrams
Help in Arranging Counseling Information
Counseling Families Torn Apart By Adultery
What to Say When It Can't be Fixed
Feeling Abandoned by God (Psalm 88)
Biblical Decision Making (2 Sessions)
Emotions: Their Source, Cause and Purpose
When Should Love Cover Sin

Fundamentals Topics
Qualities of a Biblical Counselor
What Makes Biblical Counseling Biblical
The Gospel and its Importance in Counseling
Worship of the Heart
How to Grow and Change
Pride and Humility
Gathering Data, Building Involvement, Creating Hope
Guilt, Repentance and Faith
Worry and Fear
Trials and Suffering
Counseling those with a Psychological Diagnosis
Counseling those with a Medical Illness
Medical Q&A
Counseling Those in Sexual Sin
Origin and Purpose of Marriage
Role of Husband
Role of Wife
Biblical View of Sexuality
Parenting: Don't Provoke
Parenting: Discipline
Parenting: Instruction
Conflict Resolution

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have to leave early or can’t attend a session, how will I get the information I missed?
All participants will receive a link to the audio lectures after the weekend.  We encourage people to always be there in person but this helps those who have an emergency, an event that just can’t be rescheduled or have to leave early.  The lectures aren’t downloadable, but can be easily listened to from the website for review along with the notebook that you will receive at the training.  They will be available for one year.  The recording and notebook are included in the cost of your registration.

Is lunch included and are snacks provided?
Snacks and lunch will be provided as part of your registration fee at determined break times.

Where will the conference be held and what is the format?
The training will take place in the Chapel (January Foundations), Family Life Center(February and March Foundations), and the Fellowship Hall (Advanced).  There will be two-three speakers each weekend who will cumulatively speak on 30 different topics over the course of 3 weekend modules for Foundations and 10 topics for Advanced. See the website for a detailed listing of the different topics.  All topics will be discussed with all participants and there will be a case study at the end of each weekend for a true life example.  

I can’t register by 11/1 to receive the discount, when is the deadline for registration?
In order to adequately prepare materials, the sign up deadline is 1/11/19.

I don’t want to be a Biblical counselor.  Why should I pay to take this training when I can hear my pastor for free?
Pastoral sermons are very valuable and yes, you do not pay for them.  However, this training goes deeper to teach all believers how to take theology and make it personally practical in a way that just doesn’t present itself within the limitations of a Sunday morning service.  Providing even more value to the training is receiving specific methods of applying Christ and His Truth to the heart and life of individuals you know which can offer hope, restoration and healing to those you love or maybe even to those that God divinely places in your path.  The financial investment made will reap eternal dividends that cannot be measured!  This training will satisfy track one of certification through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors should one want to pursue certification by completing additional advanced tracks which include reading, a counseling exam and a theology exam.
I want to be a Biblical counselor; what’s next? 
After completing the Fundamentals track, which would count toward phase 1 of the certification process, there are some additional steps in phase 1 as well as 2 additional phases toward certification.  Go to this link which will guide you deeper into the certification process.