"Join us for the RPTS Biblical Counseling Institute Annual Conference!"
RPTS Biblical Counseling Institute
OCEANS of EMOTIONS
Dealing with Anger, Fear, Anxiety, and Depression
Dr. Richard Ganz and Dr. George Scipione
April 25 and 26, 2014
Christ Bible Church
2721 Rochester Road
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
The world has much to say about emotions. What does God have to say? Join us for an informative conference Friday evening, Saturday morning and afternoon. This conference is designed to encourage your walk with Christ and help you work through these topics.
Workshops – customize your conference experience by selecting one of five different workshops led by counselors from the Biblical Counseling Institute.
Lunch is available between the morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday, April 26, for those who would like to order it. The cost of the lunch is $7.75 and is optional. Lunch consists of Chick-fil-A Chicken sandwich, coleslaw, chips, cookie and bottled water.
Friday April 25, 2014
7:00 p.m. Welcome
7:10 p.m. Faith vs. Feelings – Dr. George Scipione
8:00 p.m. BREAK
8:15 p.m. Smash Anxiety before Anxiety Smashes You – Dr. Richard Ganz
Saturday April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. From Fear to Faith – Dr. Richard Ganz
10:15 a.m. How to Kill Anger before Anger Kills Someone Else – Dr. George Scipione
11:30 a.m. Develop Domination over Depression – Dr. Richard Ganz
12:30 p.m. Lunch – Please pick up your lunch at the appointed location
1:15 p.m. WORKSHOPS
- Understanding and Facing Radical Evil in Counseling - Dr. Richard Ganz.
Do psychopaths wind up in the church? You KNOW they do. How do they get in? Is it possible for you to recognize them before they destroy someone's life (or your church)? What are the warning signs? What are the personality characteristics of a pshychopath? How do you counsel the victims of psychopathic predators?
- Jesus, the Wonderful Counselor – Dr. George Scipione.
Dr. Scipione will examine Christ’s role as Counselor.
- What Does “Crying Out” Look Like – Identifying and Assisting Sexual Abuse Victims. – Eileen Scipione.
Mrs. Scipione, is an Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Certified Counselor. This is a biblical and practical lecture on some scriptural principles relating to ministry to the victims of sexual abuse.
- I Second That Emotion! Pursuing Biblical Discipleship in a Facebook World– Sharon Sampson
Mrs. Sampson, a BCI staff member, is an Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Certified Counselor and will explore the topic of discipleship in the digital world.
- Knowing the Will of God: A Quiver in the Liver - Rev. Martin Blocki
Reverend Blocki is the Associate Pastor at the Reformed Presbyterian Church of the North Hills. A counselor at the Biblical Counseling Institute, Pastor Blocki will take a closer look discerning the will of the Lord.
2:15 p.m. Closing Remarks – Questions & Answers by speakers
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Dr. Richard Ganz
Dr. Richard Ganz is an internationally known author and speaker in the field of Biblical Counseling. A graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Wayne State University (Doctorate – Clinical Psychology).
He is the Senior Pastor of the Ottawa Reformed Presbyterian Church, and the Founder and President of Ottawa Theological Hall, where he is also Professor of Biblical Psychology and Counseling.
Dr. Ganz’s work integrates over three decades of intensive biblical study (in three languages), nearly a decade of secular psychological training and practice, a full-orbed pastoral ministry in the same church for thirty years, and thirty-seven years of passionate Christian commitment.
He and his wife, Nancy, have four daughters, three grandsons, and live on a farm in the Ottawa valley.
Dr. George Scipione
Dr. George Scipione is a member of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, for which he also is a Supervising Fellow and a board member. He was hired by RPTS in 2008 to begin developing and directing a new Biblical Counseling Institute to offer pastoral students more hands-on experience before graduation. Students will “shadow” Dr. Scipione in counseling sessions, and he also will offer more courses in pastoral counseling.CLICK HERE to continue reading!
CLICK HERE to view the video from the 2013 conference with Dr. Rosiario Butterfield!
CLICK HERE for the audio & video from our 2011 Conference with Lou Priolo on the topic,
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MP3 audio files of the inaugural 2010 conference on discipleship are available for free
download at the BCI Lectures page. Return back to that same link later to watch embedded videos for free online.