Serving Together: The Gospel Coalition and the Biblical Counseling Coalition
Chicago will host the 2011 Gospel Coalition Conference, April 12-14. The theme of this year's conference is They Testify About Me which highlights how all of Scripture, including the Old Testament, center on Christ: His person and work.
The theme is appropriate as The Gospel Coalition exists as “a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures.” This year, the newly launched Biblical Counseling Coalition will have four active roles in the conference. This, too, is fitting, as “the BCC exists to strengthen churches, para-church organizations, and educational institutions by promoting excellence and unity in biblical counseling as a means to accomplish compassionate outreach and effective discipleship.”
David Powlison's Workshop Session
Dr. David Powlison, of the CCEF and Board Member of the BCC, will lead a Wednesday (11-noon) session on The Pastor's Counseling Ministry.
BCC Q/A Special Event
Dr. Powlison, Garrett Higbee (BCC BOD Member), Steve Viars (BCC BOD President), and Bob Kellemen (BCC Executive Director) will lead a BCC Q/A focused around Recent Advancements in Biblical Counseling. This special event will run from 12:30-1:30 PM on Wednesday.
BCC and Pastoral Care
Throughout the conference, the BCC will be providing pastoral care for attendees. This offering is motivated by TGC and the BCC's concern for Christian leaders: who cares for the care-givers, who shepherds the shepherds?
The BCC will also host a booth at the conference (booth 99) with literature related to the BCC, sample BCC documents, and sample materials authored by BCC Board Members and Council Board Members.
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What are the benefits of para-church organizations serving together?