Track 3: Going Deeper

Track 3 Going Deeper offers on-going training and education for individuals in counseling and discipleship ministries. Each year new topics are presented by our instructors to address current issues in the Biblical Counseling movement. We have a great line up of speakers for the course, each with many years of counseling experience.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has taken Track 1: Fundamentals (or a comparable course from ACBC) and Track 2, and wants to sharpen their counseling and ministry skills for personal ministry or to train others. Participants will also grow in their own knowledge of God’s Word and be challenged to grow in Christlikeness. For those not seeking counselor certification, Track 3 can be taken with or without having completed Track 1 or Track 2. 

(Approved by ACBC for 20 CEU credits.)

Course Schedule & Cost

Dates for 2024

(20 hours of instruction over 2 weekends)

March 8th & 9th

April 5th & 6th


Friday Session: 6PM – 9:30PM

Saturday Session: 8AM – 5:00PM


Christian Family Chapel

10365 Old St. Augustine Rd

Jacksonville, FL 32257

AttendeeEarly Bird (until 5/15/23)Until 2/29/24After 2/29/24
CFC Member$100$150$180
CFC Member & Spouse$175$225$255
Non-CFC Member$150$200$230
Non-CFC Member & Spouse$225$275$310
Student (Ages 16-21)$60$110$140

Course Information


Lisa Anderson

ACBC Certified Counselor

ACBC Assistant Supervisor

Tony Anderson

Elder & Executive Pastor/Pastor of Counseling,

Christian Family Chapel

ACBC Certified Counselor

Director, Hope Center, ACBC certified training center

Brent Aucoin

President, Instructor – Faith Bible Seminary

Pastor of Seminary and Soul Care Ministries – Faith Church

Janet Aucoin

ACBC Certified Counselor

Director of Women’s Ministries at Faith Church

Kevin Carson

ACBC Certified Counselor

Pastor of the Sonrise Baptist Church

Brett Johns

ACBC Certified Counselor

Elder at Christian Family Chapel

Shirley Johns

ACBC Certified Counselor

MABC, The Master’s University

Author, From Heartbroken to Hopeful

Michele McKee

ACBC Certified Counselor


Becoming a Qualified Counselor: What you Bring to the Table Matters

Walking with a family through the death of a child

Helpful Diagrams as Tools for Marriage Counseling

Helping with the Burden of Sex Gone Wrong

SSA vs. Homosexuality

Comparing the Five Most Common Authorities in Biblical Counseling

Approaches in Helping the Self-Righteous Counselee

Behind the Curtain: An Insider’s View of the Issues with the DSM

Counselor’s Study of God’s Word

How Understanding Hesed Impacts Counseling/Life

Power of Ordinary Faithfulness

Responding to Unjust Suffering

A Taste of Eden: Developing a Safe Place within Your Marriage

When to Counsel Again vs. When to Encourage Application


Counseling After Adultery

Doubting the Goodness of God

Christ Makes a Difference: Encounters with Jesus

Sexual Assault: Letting the Bible Set the Counseling Trajectory (w/testimony)

Sexual Assault: Counseling the Victim


It is expected that students will attend class sessions in their entirety. In the event a conflict prohibits attendance for a scheduled session, then a video of the session will be available online in order to make up the session.  Enrollment is limited so we encourage you to sign up quickly to reserve your spot.  Only registered students will be permitted to attend the sessions.  Childcare will NOT be available for this class. 


I am not sure I want to formally counsel as part of the Hope Center.  Is there still benefit in taking the training?

Absolutely. The training is truly for counseling and discipleship, and we are all called to be disciple makers. So the training is great to equip you to disciple wherever you are and with whomever you are in relationship.

Besides serving as a counselor, will this training equip me to serve in other functions?

YES! There is a need for spiritually mature and trained men and women to serve as accountability partners for people struggling with life enslaving sins. Our community classes (DivorceCare and DivorceCare 4 Kids) need trained people who can encourage people in hard times with the truth of Scripture. Trained family group leaders are in a position to recognize issues and help people in their groups solve problems before they become too severe. In short, since all ministry is disciple making, this training will be beneficial for any ministry you chose to serve in.

I am busy but I want to take the training. Is there homework?

No! We encourage you to review your completed notes between weekend sessions but there is no assigned homework.  

What is the training format?

The training follows a two-weekend format. One weekend in January and one weekend in February of 2023 (January 6-7 and February 3-4) we will be offering 8 workshops per weekend. Friday night sessions will run from 6PM to 9:30PM. and Saturday sessions will run from 8AM to 3:45PM. All workshops will be video-taped and made available to our students for make-up purposes.

Will child care be provided?

Unfortunately no.  

Will lunch be provided on Saturday?

Yes, lunch is included in the price of the course. Additionally light snacks will be provided at several of the break. We are unable to address specific dietary needs, so please feel free to bring your own lunch.