Spring Seminar 2015

Mark your calendars and check back soon for more information about this year's Summer Institute! The conference will feature the speakers listed below. Register now for the Regular Rate of $175 per person. Register Now


 Keynote Sessions

1. The Necessity of Biblical Counseling - Heath Lambert
2. The Necessity of the Word in Counseling - Voddie Baucham
3. The Necessity of the Holy Spirit in Counseling - Brian Borgman
4. The Necessity of Prayer in Counseling - Voddie Baucham
5. The Necessity of the Church in Counseling - Jim Newheiser
6. The Necessity of the Gospel in Counseling - Heath Lambert


Registrants of the conference will be able to choose from 24 workshops including: Helping People Handle Trials, Bringing Freedom to Captives of Pornography, Counseling Struggling Adoptive Parents, Preparation for Counseling from the Pastoral Epistles, Life After Granting Forgiveness, Dealing with Sins of the Tongue, Equipping Women to Uproot Bitterness, Listening and Ministering to Eating Disorders and Disorderly Eating, Listening and Ministering to Sexual Issues, Offering Hope and Help to Women Who Self-Injure, and more.
We're also offering the Care & Discipleship track, which consists of
  • What is Biblical Counseling? part 1
  • What is Biblical Counseling? part 2
  • General Principles of Biblical Counseling part 1
  • General Principles of Biblical Counseling part 2
No special registration is necessary, you can simply select these 4 workshops and you will satisfy the requirements for the first 6 videos of the Care & Discipleship Level 1 course.
More information on all workshops is coming soon.


  • Super Early Bird $125 (thru 2/24)
  • Early Bird $150 (2/25-3/31)
  • Regular $175 (4/1-5/19)
  • Late $200 (5/20-6/25)


Mission Hills Church
400 E Mission Hills Court
San Marcos, CA 92069


The Hampton Inn is our preferred hotel since it is most convenient to Mission Hills Church and has the most rooms blocked for our event. There are several other events taking place in the area during our conference, so make your reservations as soon as possible.

123 E. Carmel Street
San Marcos, CA 92078
book by June 5th using this link
  • 1 King $119.00 + tax; IBCD rate
  • 2 Queens $119.00 + tax; IBCD rate
approx. 1.7 miles from Mission Hills Church
Hampton Inn San Marcos

The following hotels have been used in the past for IBCD events and given us discounted rates for conference stays. They are both further from Mission Hills church, so make sure you allow for extra time to and from the event, especially during daily commuter times (Thurs before the conference, and Fri am especially).

1290 West Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029
call to reserve with IBCD rate
  • 1 King $99.99 + tax; IBCD rate
  • 2 Queens $99.99 + tax; IBCD rate
approx. 5 miles from Mission Hills Church
Comfort Inn Escondido
Motel Mediteran Escondido 
2336 S. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
call to reserve with IBCD rate
  • 1 Queen $75.99 + tax; IBCD rate
  • 1 King $84.99 + tax; IBCD rate
  • 2 Queens $94.99 + tax; IBCD rate
approx. 8 miles from Mission Hills Church
Motel Mediterran

Women's Pre-Conference

All ladies are invited to come hear Elyse Fitzpatrick teach on “Good News for Weary Women” at IBCD’s annual Women’s Pre-Conference. On Thursday, June 25th join with women from churches throughout the area for a day of edification and fellowship. Registration includes a catered lunch and a copy of Elyse's  book Good News for Weary Women.  

*You must register separately for this event at the Women's Pre-Conference Page.



Coming soon

 Resource - Slide Displays for Churches


 Resource - Half-Sheet Bulletin Inserts


 Resource - Full Page Poster