October 22- October 24th
Couples Retreat at The Wilds
Take an incredible opportunity to get away from the routine to enjoy a weekend of renewal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Find solace not only in the beauty of God’s creation, but also in His magnificent Word. As you are able to be refreshed by God’s Word, enjoy the wonderful activities of The Wilds. This weekend is exactly what you need to continue your journey with Christ.
Speaker : Dr. Jim Berg
Jim Berg’s biblical, practical, and accessible approach to spiritual growth and problem-solving can be traced back to his early days growing up in South Dakota. Jim spent countless hours side by side with his dad, tinkering on the family Volkswagens and working on the farm and in the garage. Jim credits this time working with his father and mother on the farm for his ability to break down and solve problems. Consequently, he draws many relatable anecdotes from his working-class childhood on the farm and his teen years in restaurant work to illustrate biblical truth in his books and sermons.
During college, God captured Jim’s heart and began to use his diverse experiences to minister to those around him. He taught weekend children’s clubs and held student leadership roles. During his senior year of college, Jim and his wife, Pat, held weekly Bible studies for married couples at nearby Clemson University. Together they directed their church’s Sunday school ministry to over a thousand children. Jim and Pat have traveled around the world speaking to believers on the topics of marriage, parenting, spiritual growth, leadership development, discipleship, and biblical counseling.
Jim holds a Master of Arts in Theology from BJU Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He oversees BJU Seminary’s online counseling programs and teaches resident counseling classes at BJU Seminary. He has served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Faith Baptist Church in Taylors, SC and serves there as the executive director of Freedom That Lasts® and the director of Faith Counseling Institute.
Jim is a commissioned addictions biblical counselor (CABC) with The Addiction Connection, holds a Level 3 advanced certification (ABC3) with The Association of Biblical Counselors, and is a council member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
Jim and his wife, Pat, have three adult daughters who are in full-time vocational ministry with their husbands. Jim and Pat have eleven grandchildren. Pat is a certified biblical counselor with ACBC—The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.