American Association of Christian Counselors

AACC is committed to assisting Christian counselors, the entire “community of care,” licensed professionals, pastors, and lay church members with little or no formal training. It is our intention to equip clinical, pastoral, and lay care-givers with biblical truth and psychosocial insights that minister to hurting persons and helps them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.

[Release] AACC Announces 2019 ‘Rise Up’ World Conference at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel October 9-12

Oct. 16, 2018

Forest, VA — The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) has announced the 2019 ‘Rise Up’ World Conference will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville Oct. 9-12, 2019. The biennial AACC World Conference has garnered a reputation as the world’s premier Christian counseling event, consistently bringing together nearly 7,000 Christian counselors, coaches, pastors and caregivers from all 50 states and over 40 countries.

Nearly 1,500 have already registered to attend.

The AACC World Conference offers plenary sessions with some of the most influential figures in both mental health and Christianity. The event offers 25 distinct counseling and coaching conference tracks, over 50 pre-conference workshops, 175 conference workshops, networking opportunities and an exhibitor hall. This conference has become a center for training on groundbreaking research including advances in neuroscience, opioid addiction, emotional safety and more.  

Plenary speakers like Greg Laurie, Jentezen Franklin, Inky Johnson, Shelia Walsh, James Robison, John Ortberg, Liz Higgs, Ed Stetzer will inspire and challenge conferencegoers, with more names to be announced soon.

Attendees will learn from experts on topics such as the Brain and Pain; Clinical Assessment, Research and Evidence-based Practices; Personality Disorders, Treatment-Resistant Disorders and Complex Cases; and Technology, Digital Wellness, Telehealth, Relationships and Sexuality.

The AACC will open the call for papers this month on its secure online portal for those who would like to submit paper proposals (compliant to APA guidelines for CE trainings) to speak on any of the World Conference workshop tracks.  

For more information and to register, call 800-526-8673 or register online here.




The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is the world’s largest and most diverse association of Christian counseling professionals. The AACC’s mission is to equip the entire community of care, including licensed professionals, pastors and lay caregivers, with biblical truth and psychosocial insights so they can minister to hurting persons and help them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence and mental stability. The AACC accomplishes this mission through its widely attended events, its educational programs and materials available via Light University and its other publications. 

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