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The Hope Center is coming to C3Houston for a training series over 4 weekends (1 weekend per month) this Spring. This is a great opportunity for any believer who wants to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and how to lovingly and competently apply its truths to the issues of life. Scroll down to find out more!


Our goal is to glorify God by equipping lay men and women, church and pastoral staff to better serve those hurting and in need in the church body.

It is a reality that many in our families, churches, work places and communities regularly experience trials and hardships in life.  As Christ-followers we are all called to help by bearing one another’s burdens, by admonishing the unruly, encouraging the fainthearted, and helping the weak, while being patient with all (Galatians 6:2; 1 Thess. 5:14).  However, it is also a reality that many in the church believe they are not equipped to carry out these God given responsibilities.

Therefore, in a desire to equip the saints for effective ministry, C3 has invited Hope Center to bring its training program to Houston. Hope Center is the counseling outreach ministry of Christian Family Chapel in Jacksonville, FL. In addition to providing excellent biblical training, this Equipping for Ministry Training Program will also fulfill the Basic Training Course requirement for those seeking counseling certification through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. For more information on ACBC certification, please visit the ACBC website at


  • Anyone who wants to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word and how to lovingly and competently apply its truths to the issues of life.
  • Those who want to pursue one on one counseling as a ministry.
  • Those who want to sharpen their ministry skills: counselors, teachers, parents, pastors, elders, deacons, youth leaders…any growing Christian.
  • This conference is available to anyone who wants to sign up, not just those attending C3.


Biblical Roles of Husbands and Wives

Biblical Response to Transgenderism                 

Idols of the Heart       

Counseling those with Physical Illness

Helping those who are depressed

Trials and Sufferings

Communication and Conflict

Helping those in Habitual Sin

Mental Illness Fear and Worry

God’s purpose in Marriage

Helping Blended Families





Guilt and Repentance


The trainings will be held live in person in the C3 Worship center. If there are sessions you are unable to attend, a make-up video of the session will be available online for a limited time.  Enrollment is limited so we encourage you to sign up quickly to reserve your spot.  Only registered participants will be permitted to attend the sessions.  Childcare will NOT be available for this conference.

Please note that masks will be required for every person who enters the building who is 10 years or older. Regardless of your personal belief or preference on wearing masks, we believe that this is a simple way that we can love one another and make this conference safer and more accessible to those at risk. We will have masks available for anyone who shows up without one. Also, if you have been diagnosed with Covid, or have been exposed to someone with Covid within the last 14 days, we insist that you remain home and watch the recorded sessions.



Jan 22-23
Feb 26-27
Mar 26-27
Apr 23-24


Fridays 6-9.30pm

Saturdays 8am-5pm

Limited Childcare Available (See Below)

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If the Conference is cancelled due to COVID, a full refund will be given.

For scholarship information, please contact Brad.


High School Students & older are welcome.

Register to Attend


For those who have previously completed Fundamentals Training track with ACBC, The Hope Center will be offering 2 weekends of advanced training on Jan 22-23 & Mar 26-27. The Advanced Track will offer such topics as: Counseling the Bizarre, Parenting Prodigals, The Judgmental Counselee, Listening – A Key Skill, Counseling People with Divorce in their Past, Common Counselor Mistakes, Giving Homework, Getting off to a Good Start, Counseling the Abused, The Conscience, Dealing with the Spiritually Cold & Rebellious, Decisions Making, & others.

To sign-up, simply indicate the Advanced Track on the Registration Questions.


We have limited childcare for children ages 0-8yrs available on each of the 4 Saturdays during this training.

  • This childcare is offered on a first-come basis at no charge to regular attenders of Christ Community Church.
  • To those who are not attenders of Christ Community Church, childcare will be $40 and spots are still on a first-come basis.
  • During your conference registration, you will be asked if you would like to sign up children for the children.
  • If spots are filled and you’d like to be added to the waitlist, email anna@c3houston.or
Childcare Request Form