Conference Highlights

Dr. Phyllis Arno

The 2020 NCCA Conference was held at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, Dallas, TX – October 30th-31st, 2020.

On Friday, October 30th, we had a full day of sessions consisting of:

“WELCOME ADDRESS” was presented by Rev. Steven M. Baran. 

SESSION 1:  “BACK TO BASICS” was presented by Dr. Keiah Ellis.

SESSION 2:  “APPLYING THE BASICS” was presented by Dr. Keiah Ellis.

SESSION 3:  “FIT FOR HIS PURPOSE” was presented by Dr. Trudy Simmons.

SESSION 4: “DITCHING DYSFUNCTION” was presented by Dr. Trudy Simmons.

SESSIONS 5, 6 and 7: “MAXIMUM COUNSELING MINISTRY WITH MINIMAL LIABILITY” was presented by Attorney David Gibbs III.  He gave us a Legal Update for 2020. These sessions were so enlightening, helpful and information for our counselors.  

FRIDAY EVENING:  We had an “inside” backyard BBQ.  The food was delicious!

On Saturday, October 31st, we had a full day of sessions consisting of:

SESSION 8:  “SUPINE TENDENCIES IN INCLUSION, CONTROL AND AFFECTION.”

I presented this session.  We reviewed the Supine tendencies and then I explained what the Supine needs to learn in each area.

SESSION 9:  “A JOINT SESSION WITH THE FOUNDERS.”

Dr.  Arno and I presented this session. I shared with our counselors that Jesus is the Light of the World and He wants us to be reflectors of His light. We encourage you, as counselors, to ask your counselees if they know Jesus as their Lord and Savior; and if they do not, ask them if they would like to accept Him.  We want you to pray for you counselees. We want you to have a heart’s desire to help this Child of God who came to you for counseling.  You can give them HOPE by leading them to JESUS! 

Dr.  Arno shared with us that he is a born-again Christian, Jesus Christ is his Lord, Savior and his only Hope!  Jesus Loves Me! He also spoke on Exodus 14:21-23.

SESSION 10 and 11 were presented by Rev. Dr. Bobby Love and Dr. Janice R. Love. 

Their topics were “Stepping Up With Stepfamilies” and “When Marriage and Ministry Collide.”

SESSION 12:  “DEVELOPING A LAY COUNSELOR/COACHING MINISTRY FOR LOCAL CHURCHES was presented by Dr. Robert J.  Duncan, Jr. 

His topics covered addressing new trends for care groups and support ministries such as Lay Counselors, Small Group Coaches, Pre-marital Counseling, Family Transitions Counseling, Family Transitions Coaching, Caregiving Counseling, Caregiving Coaching, Loneliness Counseling and Lay Ministry. 

SESSIONS 13:  “Key Components for Change” was presented by Rev. Steven M. Baran.

SESSIONS 14:  “Ministry Update” was presented by Rev. Steven M. Baran.

A BIG THANKS GOES TO….

Rev. Baran, N.C.C.A. President, for his leadership abilities in lining up the conference location and all the behind the scene efforts that it takes to make a conference a success.  Rev. Baran was also the Master of Ceremonies, and was available to give guidance to our members on a one-on-one basis.

Jason Ferrill for all his work in helping to prepare for the conference, and working with the hotel staff during the conference.

Michael Andrews for his tech support as well as assisting the NCCA conference attendees during the conference. 

Mara Baran for doing a fantastic job laying out the conference notebook.

Michael Dan, Linda Walker, Mark Winchell, and Brian Colvin for keeping the main headquarters open to service our members who were unable to attend the conference.

 Dr. Richard Arno for his cheerful presence during the conference.

And a very big THANK YOU to all of you who attended the conference in person or virtually!

 It was such a JOY to be with you all!

Most of all, we would like to thank the Lord for anointing the conference.  We were all truly BLESSED.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND MAY YOU HAVE A BLESSED, JOYFUL HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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