Church Family Conference 2022
November 4, 2022 to November 5, 2022
- September 9, 2022:
- September 10, 2022:
The CFC is a church-wide event hosted at our church with the aim of blessing LCBC with biblical teaching on a specific, relevant topic. We are very thankful for how well last year's CFC turned out, and we hope and pray this can continue to become a yearly tradition for us. This year, the topic we want to address is what the Bible has to say on mental illness. To that end, we have invited Dr. Charles Hodges to speak. This year's conference will be called "A Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness."
Charles Hodges is a family practice physician as well as a biblical counselor, instructor, and conference speaker. He practices medicine in Indianapolis, IN for Ascension St. Vincent Health and is board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics. He is also a licensed marital family therapist. Dr. Hodges serves as the Executive Director of Vision of Hope, which is a residential counseling facility in Lafayette, IN for women who struggle with eating disorders, self-harm, OCD, substance abuse, and other problems. He also teaches and counsels at the Faith Biblical Counseling Ministry and teaches on medical subjects in biblical counseling around the country and abroad.
Dr. Hodges is the author of Good Mood, Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder, and he has a blog at goodmoodbadmood.com where he writes about medicine and biblical counseling. He has also contributed to various biblical counseling blogs, including the Biblical Counseling Coalition and the Institute for Biblical Counseling & Discipleship. He and his wife, Helen, have been married 50 years and have 4 children and 13 grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys golf and running, as well as making frequent trips to Disney with his family.
- B.A. – History, Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis
- M.D. – Indiana University School of Medicine
- M.A. – Counseling, Liberty University
- M.A. – Religion, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
Friday, Nov. 4 (UPDATED)
- Session 1 "What is Medical about Mental Illness?": 7:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 5 (UPDATED)
- Session 2 "The Sufficiency of Scripture & Medicine" & Session 3 "Help for Depression": 9:00 - 11:35am
- Lunch Break: 11:35am - 1:00pm
- Session 4 "Help for Bipolar Disorder": 1:00 - 2:30pm
** A Q&A session for the conference will take place on Sunday, Nov. 6 (UPDATED) at 10:45am during our church's Sunday school hour. The session will be recorded for those who are not able to attend.
Laguna Chinese Baptist Church. Check-in at the registration table at the MPR (the white building), and childcare will be at the ETC (the red building).
Is there a cost for attending?
There will be a small fee of $20 per adult who attends ($25 per adult for non-members). This will help cover costs for refreshments, lunch, and books that we will be giving-away to all attendees.
What about childcare?
On-site childcare is available for kids 3rd grade and under. We will be providing snacks for childcare, but we ask parents to bring snacks for their children if they have any allergy concerns. We will be observing recommended CDC guidelines such as wearing masks indoors and frequent hand-washing. Kids 4th grade and above are welcome to attend sessions with their parents.
What is included in the registration fee?
Your registration cost will include the following:
- Snacks and refreshments on Saturday morning
- Lunch on Saturday
- Resources on the topic of a biblical response to mental illness that we recommend
When do I pay my registration fee?
You have two options:
- Pay online when you register to attend
- Pay at the door when you arrive in-person for the CFC (when you register online, select "Pay Later").
Will there be a registration deadline?
We will keep registration open until the day of the CFC, but if we get enough registrations where we would max out the room capacity, then we would need to close registration at that point.
Will there be a live-stream to watch online?
We do not plan to live-stream the conference. We encourage everyone to come out in-person for the full-experience. However, we do plan to record the sessions and make them available at a later date.
Can I invite other people who do not attend LCBC?
The CFC is intended primarily for our church family at LCBC. However, we hope we can bless others from other church families as well. To that end, the registration timeframe will be as follows:
- July 10 - Aug. 9: Open registration for all LCBC members and attendees
- Aug. 10 - Nov. 4 (UPDATED): Open registration for anyone