1st Annual Chicago Biblical Counseling Conference!

Join us on April 29, 2017

In his word I hope. Psalm 130:5

Hosted by Biblical Counseling Center, this conference equips and encourages you to restore hope to the hurting in your church and community. The conference is geared toward all church leaders, from pastors and care ministers, to Sunday school teachers and small group leaders, and anyone who is interested.


Our main speakers are Dr. Paul Tautges and Pastor Alan Benson. They (and our experienced teachers) will help you restore hope to the hurting, including struggling married couples, the divorced, adoptive families, the addicted, and the grieving. See schedule below. A track on Basics of Biblical Counseling is also available as well as a seminar on starting a biblical counseling ministry. Please join us.

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9AM to 3:15PM

WHERE: BCC’s Schaumburg site at Bethel Church. Address: Bethel Baptist Church, 200 N Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL, 17 miles from O’Hare International Airport.

COST: $25 per person, $15 per student ~ lunch is included in cost when you register by April 25.

To register, visit the Conference page at Biblical Counseling Center’s website or phone us at 847-398-7193.



9:00-10:00    Main Session #1: Dr. Paul Tautges

10:15-11:45  Elective #1

11:45-12:30  Lunch

12:30-1:30   Main Session #2: Pastor Alan Benson

1:45-3:15     Elective #2


These tracks run in both the morning and afternoon, except Basics of Biblical Counseling which is in the morning only. All include handouts and other resources.

  • Basics of Biblical Counseling: This introduction of biblical counseling and covers the fundamentals of philosophy and procedures as well as why it belongs in the church. Taught by Dr. Ron Allchin, ACBC Fellow, and Pastor Jack Lezza, attendees will be encouraged to take their learning to the next level.
  • Hope for the Divorced: Presented by Dr. Donna Hart and Don Hart, this elective brings hope to people affected by divorce. Learn how to biblically counsel those pained by divorce.
  • Marital Unity: Learn how to help hurting couples thrive. Sharing their own story, Mark and Jody Cantey will bring biblical hope and practical help.
  • Recovery: Pastor Brandon Lowery will help you help others gain victory over life-dominating struggles, including addiction.
  • Adoptive Families: Sherry Allchin and Lucy Ann Moll bring hope to adoptive parents facing challenges as they share biblical truth with love and care. Lucy is an adoptive mom of three, and Sherry is an adoptive grandmother. Both have ministered to birth mothers.
  • Grieving: Find out how to care for the suffering and move them toward God’s healing, as Pastor Doug McDaniel and Carol Wright share from the heart.



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Paul Tautges

Alan Benson


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Sherry Allchin

Dr Ron Allchin

Tim Allchin

Jody Cantey

Mark Cantey


Dr Donna Hart

Jack Lezza

Brandon Lowery

Doug McDaniel

Lucy Ann Moll

Carol Wright