Welcome to the event portal for this #BCTConf session. Following are a few Q&As to help answer your questions. If you have other questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. Learn more about Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries' other conferences and training events at www.faithlafayette.org/conferences.
When/How can I register?
The $199 early-bird registration price is available until 11/18/2022; after that, the price will be $229.
Once registration is open, click on either of the turquoise Register buttons on this page and select the Track for which you'd like to register.
If you're looking to register for the February 2023 #BCTConf Preconference, that is a separate event for which you can register here. (Don't worry, once you enter your personal information once, you won't have to re-enter it a second time.)
What training tracks are offered?
Tracks 1-3 provide Foundational, Intermediate and Advanced biblical counseling training and are the ones we would suggest starting with. Track 4: Ongoing Training is created from scratch each year in order to offer continuing education on current issues in the biblical counseling movement and topics relevant to leading a ministry and training others. Track 5: ACBC Exam Preparation helps individuals pursue ACBC certification by teaching about and guiding you through each question on the theology and counseling exam. Track 6: Women’s Topics delivering robust training relevant to counseling women in today’s world. And Track 7: Marriage & Reconciliation satisfies the ACBC lecture requirements needed in order to apply for both of the Marriage and the Reconciliation advanced specializations. Track 7 will be offered virtually starting with our Spring 2023 Instructor Guided conference.
If you've never attended one of our conferences and don't know what to expect, check out these sample sessions - an entire teaching session from each of our six tracks to help you get a feel for the biblically based, life-changing content we offer through our conferences.
Where can I find/view the track schedules?
On the Agenda tab. The default view displays all of the tracks; select a specific track to view only that track's session.
Where is the conference located?
All tracks will be held at the Faith East property. Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 7 will be at the church and school building. Tracks 4, 5, and 6 will be held at the community center. The track locations are subject to change.
Is lunch provided?
There is an option to purchase a lunch ticket for all four days (Monday-Thursday) for $55 at registration. This option is only for advance orders, is nonrefundable, and no menu substitutions allowed. There is a total of 400 tickets available. If you do not choose to order a lunch you will need to make your own arrangements for lunch. The lunch menu for the week is:
Monday: Hot Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich, Baked Potato Salad, Assorted Bagged Chips, Cinnamon Applesauce, Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Tuesday: Southwestern Chicken Wrap, Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad, Assorted Bagged Chips, Fruit Cup, Brownie
Wednesday: Turkey Club Sandwich, Mandarin Oranges, Assorted Bagged Chips, Cookie
Thursday: Hot Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich, Coleslaw, Assorted Bagged Chips, Frozen Fruit Salad, Cake Slice
What travel accommodations are available?
There are several options for traveling to/from Lafayette and accommodations overnight when you get here, including discounted rates at select hotels (see the Accommodations tab). Free housing is also available on a limited basis for those who otherwise cannot attend the conference, and that option, if still available, will be presented during the registration process.
The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is 65 miles from Faith's campus. The closest alternative major airport is Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), about 140 miles from Faith. Car rental companies are located at both airports.
Can I attend virtually?
Yes, every registrant is given the option to sign up for any of the six tracks as an In-Person or Virtual attendee. All of the virtual tracks will have live hosts who interact with our virtual attendees throughout the day. Tracks 1, 4 & 6 will be broadcasting live feeds of those tracks' sessions; Tracks 2, 3 & 5 will be viewing on-demand content (i.e. the same content as the In-Person attendees, but recorded prior to the start of the conference).
Where can I find the digital notes for my track's sessions?
At least two weeks before the start of the conference, three sets of PDFs will appear in the Documents tab of this event portal (but they will only be visible to those who have registered).
Two of the PDFs will contain all of the notes for your track's sessions, one with the blanks filled in and one with the blanks unfilled. Download the file of your choice to to print your notes in advance or to save to your favorite note-taking app (here's a short tutorial video explaining how to use a PDF Digital Markup Tool).
The other PDF will contain links to all of the digital fill-in versions of the notes (test out this sample digital fill-in-note complete with a simple tutorial). Bookmark that PDF so that you can quickly find the notes you need.
You decide which type of type of digital note works best in your workflow.
Can I order a physical notebook?
Hardcopy notebooks can be purchased at the Faith Resource Center Bookstore for $35.00 plus shipping. For those attending the 2023 February Conference In-person you will have the option to either pick up your notebook at the conference or to have it shipped to your specified mailing address.
For those attending Virtually, please note the important shipping details when placing your order.
Purchasing and shipping information can be found here: https://store.faithlafayette.org/search.php?search_query=track+notebooks
Where can I find my track's live sessions and/or on-demand videos?
Once the conference's start date has arrived, a large turquoise "LIVE NOW" banner will appear at the top if this event portal; click on that banner to access the Virtual Event Organizer (VEO).
The My Itinerary tab of the VEO will list all of the sessions that have a live session attached to them. Click on a session's title to open it and then click on the turquoise Access Session button to join the live session.
The Resources tab of the VEO will contain all of the on-demand videos available for your track sorted alphabetically. Use the search field to quickly and easily find selected videos.