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In 2016 ACBC Africa will host our second annual conference in Pretoria, Gauteng at Lynnwood Baptist Church on August 3, 4, 5 and 6. We will focus our time on the core theological theme of counseling and the sufficiency of scripture.We have invited a few noteworthy and international biblical counseling speakers to help and lead this conference. We want to invite you to join us as we grow in our ability to speak the truth in love.

Speakers

  • Dr Heath Lambert serves as Executive Director at the Association of Certified Biblical Counsellors and Associate Professor of Biblical Counselling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and their undergraduate institutions, Boyce College. He is also the author or editor of several books including The Biblical Counselling Movement After Adams (Crossway, 2011), Counselling the Hard Cases: True Stories Illustrating the Sufficiency of God’s Resources in Scripture (B&H, 2012), AND Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace (Zondervan, 2013).
  • Ernie Baker (M.Div, D.Min) is Professor of Biblical Counselling at the Master’s College and Seminary in Southern California. He served as a pastor for 25 years, is a certified conciliator with Peacemaker Ministries, a Fellow with The Association of Certified Biblical Counsellor and on the Council Board of The Biblical Counselling Coalition. His favourite verse is Romans 11:36. Ernie and Rose have six children (five married) and 7 grandchildren.
  • Wayne MackDr Wayne Mack who was part of ACBC since its beginning in the 1970’s and served on its board from its inception until he came to South Africa at the end of 2005. He is a former seminary and university professor in biblical counselling. He has written more than 24 books including Strengthening Your Marriage; Your Family God’s Way; Preparing for Marriage God’s Way; Sweethearts for A Lifetime; Homework Manual for Biblical Living (Volumes 1, 2 & 3); Life in the Father’s House; An Introduction to Biblical Counselling (with John MacArthur) and A Fight to the Death. Dr Wayne Mack is currently the Director and Co-Founder of ACBC Africa together with other godly, highly qualified and experienced men in this field of biblical counselling.
  • Alan Lester
  • Geoff Drew
  • Josh Mack
  • Neil Anderson
  • Neil Henry
  • Martyn Beets
  • Sybrand de Swardt
  • Patrick Nemabubuni
  • Tim Cantrell
  • Barbara Enter

Schedule

Wednesday 3 August  5:30pm –  6:45pm Registration and Check-In
 7:00pm –  8:30pm Plenary #1
Thursday 4 August  9:00am – 10:30am Plenary #2
10:30am – 11:15am Tea Break
11:15am – 12:30pm Breakout Sessions #1
12:30pm –  1:30pm Lunch Break (Provided On-Site)
 1:30pm –  3:00pm Plenary #3
 3:00pm –  3:45pm Tea Break
 3:45pm –  5:00pm Breakout Sessions #2
 5:00pm –  7:00pm Dinner Break (On Your Own)
 7:00pm –  8:30pm Plenary #4
Friday 5 August  7:30am –  8:45am Registration and Check-In
 9:00am – 10:30am Plenary #5
10:30am – 11:15am Tea Break
11:15am – 12:30pm Breakout Sessions #1
12:30pm –  1:30pm Lunch Break (Provided On-Site)
 1:30pm –  3:00pm Plenary #6
 3:00pm –  3:45pm Tea Break
 3:45pm –  5:00pm Breakout Sessions #2
 5:00pm –  7:00pm Dinner Break (On Your Own)
 7:00pm –  8:30pm Plenary #7
Saturday 6 August  9:00am – 10:30am Plenary #8
10:30am – 11:15am Tea Break
11:15am – 12:30pm Breakout Sessions #1
12:30pm –  1:30pm Lunch Break (Provided On-Site)
 1:30pm –  2:45pm Breakout Sessions #2
 3:30pm –  5:00pm Plenary #9 (Q&A)
 5:00pm Conference Closes

Plenary Sessions

Date Session Speaker Topic
Wednesday 3 August #1 Wayne Mack Are the Scriptures Enough? Part 1
Thursday 4 August #2 Heath Lambert My Personal Journey to the Sufficiency of Scripture
Thursday 4 August #3 Ernie Baker Inerrancy and Reliability of Scripture
Thursday 4 August #4 Josh Mack The Sufficiency of Scripture for Developing Compassion
Friday 5 August #5 Heath Lambert The Sufficiency of Scripture and Common Grace
Friday 5 August #6 Ernie Baker Getting to the Heart of Conflict
Friday 5 August #7 Wayne Mack Are the Scriptures Enough? Part 2
Saturday 6 August #8 Heath Lambert The Truth About your Bible
Saturday 6 August #9 Questions and Answers

Breakout Sessions

Thursday Breakout Sessions #1
11:15 – 12:30

Speaker Topic
#1 Alan Lester The Sufficiency of Scripture For Counseling People Who Are Dying
#2 Geoff Drew The Sufficiency of Scripture For Medical Issues
#3 Josh Mack The Sufficiency of Scripture For Correcting Purposes

Thursday Breakout Sessions #2
15:45 – 17:00

Speaker Topic
#1 Heath Lambert Biblical Counseling, Special Revelation and General Revelation
#2 Neil Henry The Sufficiency of Scripture in Counseling Teenagers
#3 Sybrand de Swardt The Sufficiency of Scripture for Counseling Sexual Sin Part 1

Friday Breakout Sessions #1
11:15 – 12:30

Speaker Topic
#1 Geoff Drew The Sufficiency of Scripture and Sickness
#2 Tim Cantrell The Sufficiency of Scripture in Training Men for Ministry
#3 Beth de Swardt The Sufficiency of Scripture for Counseling Women and their Emotions

Friday Breakout Sessions #2
15:45 – 17:00

Speaker Topic
#1 Neil Anderson The Sufficiency of Scripture for Spiritual Leadership
#2 Patrick Nemabubuni The Sufficiency of Scripture for Counseling a Lukewarm Christian
#3 Barbara Enter The Sufficiency of Scripture for Counseling Women with Problems

Saturday Breakout Sessions #1
11:15 – 12:30

Speaker Topic
#1 Tim Cantrell The Sufficiency of Scripture for Building Biblical Friendships
#2 Josh Mack The Essential Qualities of an Effective Counselor
#3 Martyn Beets The Sufficiency of Scripture for Motivating Biblical Change

Saturday Breakout Sessions #2
15:45 – 17:00

Speaker Topic
#1 Alan Lester The Sufficiency of Scripture for Counseling People Experience Deep Grief
#2 Ernie Baker Marry Wisely, Marry Well
#3 Sybrand de Swardt The Sufficiency of Scripture for Counseling Sexual Sin Part 2