THE IABC 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Resolving Conflict God's Way
Join us for our 2023 conference, where we will examine how to make, disturb, and keep peace.
Save the date! July 27-29, 2023
Often Christians try to avoid conflict-but many of the Bible's interpersonal exhortations make conflict a necessity. Lou Priolo will take us through the biblical principles of conflict resolution, showing us what we need before, during, and after conflict. He also shares practical steps and advice, including specific talking points to help us be good conflict resolvers. You will come away from this conference equipped to counsel and resolve conflict God's way!
Edgemont Bible Church, Fairview Heights, IL
WHO IS IABC?
The International Association of Biblical Counselors exists to proclaim Christ, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus (Colossians 1:28). With our headquarters in Colorado and Member Services in Missouri, IABC has been serving the church since 2000.
Our desire is to allow for freedom of convictions on doctrinal matters provided that any interpretation is based on the Bible alone and that no such interpretation shall become an issue that hinders the ministry of biblical counseling to which God has called us. We desire to avoid doctrinal extremes and maintain a balanced leadership team seeking to be doctrinally sound, shying away from the present day extremes. "...that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting." Eph. 4:14
Biblical hope is the certainty that God has, does, and will fulfill His promises to His people. Living in the certainty of His promises to us can not only change our lives but it can inspire change in the lives of those around us. Join us as we... "encourage one another to love and good deeds" Hebrews 10:24-25. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1.
One of my favorite verses is Hebrews 10:24, 25, "...and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near." I probably have not missed more than two annual IABC conferences since we began meeting together some 25 years ago. Each time, without exception, I have come away very encouraged. As such I am so looking forward to meeting with you again in July. I hope to see you in Illinois.
How wonderful it is to come to the IABC conference and meet other men and women who love God‘s Word—whose lives have been changed and who are helping others in practical ways to glorify the Lord! Being around other people who understand what biblical counseling is all about is energizing, and it is a joy to receive insights from them that can be taken straight into our own lives as well as those of our counselees. Finding out about new materials—books, booklets, articles, videos, etc.—is like being in a candy store!
Edgemont Bible Church
Edgemont Bible Church is located approximately 12 miles east of St Louis, MO, just off I-64 in Fairview Heights, Illinois. From St. Louis, take I-64 east to exit 12. Stay in the right-hand lane as you exit, then turn right onto Illinois Street, also called Highway 159, proceed south approximately 1.3 miles. The church is on the left and sits well back from Illinois Street across a grassy field. If coming from north or south of St. Louis, you can take I–255 around the city and pick up I-64 on the Illinois side.
Fly into St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). Secure your flight today - with fuel prices increasing, expect flights to be more expensive this year.
EBC is accessible via Metrolink/Metrobus. There is a MetroBus stop near the church driveway entrance on Illinois Street, between the Swansea station and the St. Clair Mall Station. Push the Metrolink button below to access the routing for your location.
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS AREA HOTELS
Book your hotel early! Rates and availability change based on events in the St. Louis area!