Overcoming Addictive Desires and Behaviors – (click here to register) at First Baptist Church Jacksonville, August 13-14, 2021. The reliance on opioids has led to the worst drug crisis in American history, and it is not getting better. According to the CDC, over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period. But as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we know God’s Word has answers for this crisis! Join Mark Shaw, Founder of The Addiction Connection and Director of Grace Fellowship in Kentucky, and Ernie Baker, Pastor of Counseling and Discipleship at First Baptist Jacksonville, to learn a genuinely biblical approach in serving people with addictions. This conference, with its required online training videos, meets ACBC’s requirements for the addictions specialization, excluding the exams.
School of Mediation – (click here to register) at First Baptist Church Jacksonville, September 9-11, 2021. Make plans now to join skilled mediators Dr. Robert Jones and Dr. Ernie Baker to learn not only how rich the Bible and the gospel are in relation to reconciliation, but also how to lead a mediation! This conference will include supervised extended role-play sessions and practices, plus a way to add the tool of mediation to your “counseling tool belt.” It also meets the requirements for the ACBC’s reconciliation specialization (excluding the exams). Spacing is limited so register today!