The theme of the conference, “The Return of Hope: Dealing with Depression in the Church,” will explore the topic of depression and suicide, specifically how to counsel those struggling within the church. Breakout sessions will address forgiveness, despair, anxiety and handling losses biblically.
Speakers include Tim Jordan, retired pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale, Pennsylvania; Stuart Scott, BJU Seminary professor; Dan Dionne, internal medicine specialist certified by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors; and BJU Seminary professors: Greg Mazak, Steve Cruice and Brian Hand. Additionally, Kelli Dionne will present breakout sessions on counseling children dealing with anxiety and helping children of divorce navigate loss.
Scott, joined by Dan Dionne, will participate in a “Conversation about Suicide” in Stratton Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.
“Through a series of carefully chosen plenary and breakout sessions, speakers at our CoRE Conference will lay the biblical groundwork for understanding the problem of depression and despair,” said Dr. Neal Cushman, dean of the BJU Seminary. “Attendees will be equipped to help fellow believers in difficult scenarios return to the hope and joy God promised to this broken world.”
About BJU Seminary
BJU Seminary is a conservative graduate school of theology and ministry in Greenville, South Carolina. Part of Bob Jones University, BJU Seminary features a world-class faculty of 25 full-time and adjunct professors recognized as specialists in fields ranging across theology, ministry, apologetics, counseling and missions — fulfilling a commitment to equip leaders to effectively proclaim the Word, serve the church and advance the Gospel.
The Seminary is pursuing a 500 x 5 x 5 strategic vision of putting 500 pastors on the path to the pulpit in the next five years — and every five years after that — through a 5P Plan of innovation and investment in the areas of program, partnerships, people, plant and profile.
BJU Seminary offers full-time, flexible graduate programs and certificates in areas including biblical counseling, theological studies, expository preaching, ministry studies, intercultural studies, biblical language and literature, Bible teaching, chaplaincy and master of divinity.