Blogging the Biblical Counseling Training Conference: Track 5

I arrived in Lafayette, IN this afternoon fired up and ready for the Biblical Counseling Training Conference.  This year I am taking Track 5, which is a prep track for those interested in completing NANC certification.  After a worshipful opening session which included a powerful testimony by Marsha, a young lady in the Vision of Hope residential counseling program, we kicked off the first session.  To see what is required for NANC certification, click here.  To complete the exam you must finish both a Theological exam and a Counselors exam.  These ‘exams’ are ‘open book’.

The first session tonight covered some important questions on the Doctrine of the Bible.  Below are the questions I will need to answer for the exam:

  1. The Bible is spoken of as “inspired”.  What does this mean?
  2. What is the relationship between “infallibility” and “authority”?
  3. What is the Bible’s authority on theological controversies?
  4. Compare and contrast the Bible and it’s authority to general revelation and it’s authority.
  5. Many Christians today speak of “continuing revelation”.  Relate this concept to inspiration and sufficiency of Scripture.  Relate this concept to the issue of miracles, prophecy and tongues.

Sounds like a piece of cake exam, right?  We have several guided computer labs in which the session leaders will help us write our exam.  I am looking forward to getting my thoughts “down on paper” this week.  Right now I am encouraged in the process, we’ll see how the rest of the week goes.

I picked up an early birthday present as well: (two books) Basic Theology by Charles C. Ryrie & The Moody Handbook of Theology.


One thought on “Blogging the Biblical Counseling Training Conference: Track 5

  1. Pastor Mark, It was great to connect with you in person today. Let’s plan to do a meal together before Friday. Thanks for your commitment to biblical counselind and pastoral discipleship. Bob

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