"Join us for the RPTS Biblical Counseling Institute Annual Conference!"
RPTS Biblical Counseling Institute
Dr. Rosaria Butterfield & Dr. George Scipione
April 26&27, 2013
Christ Bible Church, Cranberry Twp., PA
CLICK HERE to register for the conference
Men and Women – single or married – 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 learning experience by selecting one of four different workshops led by counselors from the Biblical Counseling Institute, along with a Question and Answers time on LGBT Issues by Dr. Butterfield.
Lunch will be available between the morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday, April 27. If you wish to purchase lunch, please check the appropriate box on the registration form.
Friday April 26, 2013
7:00 p.m. Welcome
7:10 p.m. You Need to be an Excellent Wife – Dr. George Scipione
8:00 p.m. BREAK
8:15 p.m. My Train Wreck Conversion – Dr. Rosaria Butterfield
Saturday April 27, 2013
The Biblical Woman: Sexuality – Dr. Rosaria Butterfield
Society continues to blur the lines of distinction between the genders, undermining the Bible’s authority to define and guide Christian’s in this area of life. This explains why people define themselves today in sexual terms instead of Biblically given categories. This lecture will address ways to counter claims that sexuality is a subjective, feeling-based interpretation of personal experiences.
God’s View of Sexuality – Dr. George Scipione
This lecture will explore what Scripture has to say about sexuality including roles and responsibilities.
The Biblical Wife: Submission – Dr. Rosaria Butterfield
God clearly established family roles in the Garden. Since then, the world has been in a constant battle to redefine those very same roles by replacing objective truth with subjective truth, claiming that happiness comes from gender and class equality. This lecture will address the importance of knowing how to counter worldly paradigms of gender, equality, family roles, and singleness.
God’s View of Perversity – Dr. George Scipione
This lecture will take a deeper look at how the LORD addressed and continues to address
a perverse generation.
The Biblical Mother: Selfless Service – Dr. Rosaria Butterfield
“Enlightened” thinking has taken an unequivocal hold in our society and has affected a number of cultural values, including the way we interpret and practice motherhood. This lecture will address issues that relate to motherhood and service in the home and the church.
God’s View of Purity – Dr. George Scipione
This lecture will inform the participant as to how the Spirit strengthens the believer in
maintaining purity in a broken and sinful world.
12:30 p.m. Lunch – Please pick up your lunch at the appointed location
1:00 p.m. WORKSHOPS
Questions and Answers on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Issues – Dr. Rosaria Butterfield. Euphemistically expressed as “life style choices”, the world pushes to legitimize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lifestyles. Dr. Butterfield, a former leftist lesbian professor, will provide insight into the current trends in this issue.
From Delight to Duty – Dr. George Scipione. Men only at this session, please. Dr. Scipione will discuss the topic of intimacy within the marriage relationship.
From Duty to Delight, Improving Sexual Intimacy for Married Women – Eileen Scipione. Women only at this session, please.
This is a biblical and practical lecture on some scriptural principles relating to a woman's sexual response. Come prepared to learn something new. Nutrition and exercise will also be addressed. This lecture is appropriate for those women who hope or plan to be married.
Mrs. Scipione, a National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) Certified Counselor, will discuss the topic of intimacy within the marriage relationship.
From Fear to Freedom: Developing Christ-centered and Others-oriented Relationships – Yasuko Kanamori, NANC Certified Counselor. Women only at this session, please. Many people struggle with the “fear of man”. This workshop will examine this issue providing Biblical insight and practical solutions, moving from fear to freedom in relationships.
Prophet, Priest & King: Husbands in the Image of Christ - Rev. Martin Blocki
One of the express purposes of the New Covenant is that God will write His law on our hearts and minds. The law is an expression of the very character of God. When the law is written on our hearts and minds we will “be like Him”. We will glorify God – that is we will show a watching world what God is like. Husbands are to “love their wives as Christ loved the church”. One of the ways that Christ loved the church was to perfectly fulfill the law. In Reformation thought, Christ is seen as having three offices: Prophet, Priest, and King. When husbands are conformed to the image of Christ they will function in the same three offices and will do so in conformity to the law of God.
2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks – Questions & Answers with speakers
Dr. Rosaria Butterfield
Rosaria Butterfield, Ph.D, is married to Kent Butterfield, pastor of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Durham (NC), and is the author of The Secrets Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert (Crown & Covenant Publications, 2012). A former English professor and activist in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered (GLBT) community, Rosaria came to saving faith through the faithful preaching, counseling, and hospitality ministry of an RPC pastor. Rosaria writes and speaks about hospitality, adoption, and healing from sexual sin. Kent and Rosaria homeschool the two youngest of their four children and live in Durham, NC.
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!
IMPORTANT NOTE: You must register by April 22nd to be registered for lunch.
Call or email Kim Backensto at (412) 731-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Child care is not provided. Please find suitable care for your youngsters.
Light refreshments are available between sessions.
A light continental breakfast will be served Saturday morning.
Lunch (Chick-fil-A) will be available for purchase.
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CLICK HERE to register for the conference
CLICK HERE for the audio & video from our 2011 Conference with Lou Priolo on the topic,
The Complete Husband!
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.