2023 Biblical Change Conference
Robert Jones, Ph.D. and Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Counselors
What I Hope For Most Is Often the Change I Most Need - Tim Bryant
Entering Their World - Dr. Robert Jones
Understanding Their Need - Dr. Robert Jones
Bringing Christ and His Provisions - Dr. Robert Jones
LUNCH with Dr. Bob
Hard Cases that Hope-Habit Change Worked
Habit Changes Needed in the New Millennium - TL Berry
Four Essentials for Habit-Development: 1) Habit Reliance; 2) Habit Discovery, 3) Habit Reward, 4) Habit Reminders
Biblical First Aid for the Soul
1) "Hope-Habit Change Kit for Stressed Emotions" - Tim Bryant
2) "Hope-Habit Change Kit in Conflict" - Patty Brown & Jim Lee
3) "Hope-Habit Change Kit for Addictive Desires" - Dr. Richard Reed & Caleb Kennedy
4)"Hope-Habit Change Kit for Families with Neurodivergent and Autistic Type Behaviors" - Johanna Presselt
See All Speakers Biographical Sketched Below
We pray our time together will be Practical, Biblical, & Effective for the changes God wants to make in and through You for the glory of Christ.
The heart of the problem is often the loss of hope in the soul. When hope for good is gone, habits that help are destroyed. The more habits that help are missing, the more hope for future good is unlikely. We will "reap what we sow" (Gal 6:8-10).
ARE YOU CAUGHT IN A DOWNWARD HOPE-HABIT SPIRAL?
The hopeless spouse, parent, or friend stops or slows the talking, planning, doing good, or practicing kind deeds. The overwhelmed, depressed, angry, guilty or anxious soul stops or slows thinking on positive truths, challenging wrong interpretations, praying, worshiping, studying scripture, and pursuing solutions and friendships.
Even in the most difficult of circumstances biblical hope in the soul motivates helpful habits in life, causing a reversing of the Hope-Habit Spiral! As hope-motivated habits develop, greater hope is produced for the present life and the "one to come" (see 1 Timothy 4:7,8).
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?
1. Anyone seeking to reverse personal downward Hope-Habit spirals by gaining hope-giving and habit-developing insights from God's Word and Spirit
2. Any Biblical Soul Caregivers or teams seeking to be more effective Hope-Givers and Habit-Developers for others - a struggling friend, family member, child-teen, spouse, etc.
EVERY SOUL NEEDS HOPE & HABIT CHANGE
EVERY CHURCH CAN OFFER THIS
Learn how to give first aid for the soul of those in your church through a lay-led soul care team. Let us help equip Biblical Soul Care in your church that is purposeful and transformative by inviting mature believers to this conference. Breakouts at this Conference include Hope-Habit Change Kits to help those in conflict, those overwhelmed emotionally, those dealing with addictions, and families with neurodivergent and Autistic type behaviors. You and your team will learn case-tested, practical, effective, and biblical ways to improve as Spirit-filled Hope-givers and Habit-developers for Christ.
“Dr. Robert Jones is one of the leading figures in the biblical counseling movement.”
Dr. Robert Jones, Ph. D.
Bob currently serves as an Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Bob previously served for twelve years as a professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, as well as the Pastor of Biblical Counseling at Open Door Church in Raleigh, NC. Prior to that he served for nineteen years as a lead pastor in a local church in WV. Bob graduated from The King’s College (B.A.), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div.), Westminster Theological Seminary (D.Min., Pastoral Counseling), and the University of South Africa (D.Theol., Systematic Theology). He is a certified counselor and fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors; a certified Christian conciliator with the Institute for Christian Conciliation; an annual visiting professor at Faith Bible Seminary; and a founding Council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
Jim Lee - Lead Counselor
Jim Lee is the Lead Counselor at the Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Center in Charleston, SC. Before LCBCC, Jim served as the Director and Asst. Director of an ACBC Biblical Counseling Training Center in Sharpsburg, GA, for 7 years, and as a Sr. United States Probation and Parole Officer for 24 years where he was able to use the Scriptures to help struggling people to change and please God. He earned a master’s degree in biblical counseling from Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana (2022), and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fordham University in New York (1986). He is certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. He is married nearly 30 years and has four grown children.
Tim Bryant - Executive Director
Tim Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of the Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Center (est. 2003) - a ministry focused on the use of the glory of Christ in the transformation of lives. Through LCBCC, hundreds of counselors and dozens of counseling ministries each year are strengthened through personal mentorships. Before LCBCC, Tim served as a pastor for ten years and earned his MA in Biblical Counseling from the Master’s University in California. Tim is a fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Tim has authored dozens of publications and courses on biblical counseling. He also has a music degree and has led worship for nearly 40 years. Tim and his wife, Erin, have four children.
Books by Dr. Robert Jones
Bob has written three books (Uprooting Anger; Pursuing Peace; and Anger: Calming Your Heart); ten booklets (Angry at God?, Forgiveness, Bad Memories, Restoring Your Broken Marriage, Single Parenting, Freedom from Resentment, When Trouble Shows Up, Why Worry?, Prodigal Children, and Contentment.
TL Berry - Upstate Biblical Counseling Center Director
T.L. Berry grew up in South Carolina and graduated from Clemson University. He has been involved in vocational ministry for over 15 years, most of which were in collegiate ministry. He was on staff with Cru at East Tennessee State University and Clemson University. He spent most of this time as a team leader who helped students grow in their faith while directing ministries on multiple campuses. During this time, he was burdened by the needs of students, as well as adults, who needed sound counseling that was faithful to the Bible. This led him to complete a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling (both from Reformed Theological Seminary). He launched Upstate Biblical Counseling in August of 2020 to minister to the counseling needs of upstate students and adults, while helping to equip churches to care for their people. T.L. lives in Clemson with his wife and three children and is a member of Crosspoint Church.
Johanna Pressely - Counselor
Johanna has a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from The Master’s College and has been counseling women since 2005. Her areas of focus include resolving relational conflict, movement between life stages (such as child-hood to adult), walking through suffering and major life disappointments, as well as helping women who have experienced anxiety, depression, eating disorders and sexual abuse. She and her husband are musicians and enjoy raising their three small children. Through building upon the unshakable security in Christ, Johanna helps women grasp the freedom and fearlessness of biblical hope and change
Patty Brown - Counselor
Patty Brown serves at the Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Center as a women's counselor and Training Administrator. She holds a Masters in Biblical Counseling from the Master's University and is certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Her gentle and compassionate insights are most helpful for women with troubling emotions and those needing a friend to walk alongside them during difficult trials. In addition to her work at LCBCC, she finds great joy serving the women in her church and supporting her husband, Chris, in his ministry as a hospital chaplain at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Richard Reed - Addictions Counselor
Dr. Richard Reed has counseled for over 35 years. He is certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and received his doctorate from the Master's University in Indiana. His no-nonsense approach, combined with his deep compassion, creates a unique blend of practical and passionate help and passion for people in need. Richard loves theology and the study of Scripture. He counsels both at the Lowcountry Biblical Counseling Center in Charleston, South Carolina, and Changed Lives Ministries in Monks Corner, South Carolina. Changed Lives Ministries is a faith-based intensive discipleship facility for men and women caught in addiction.