Palm Beach Atlantic University and The Treatment Center of the Palm Beaches Road Less Traveled Christian Program will present the first Restoring Hope: Winning the Battle Over Addiction educational conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.
The conference will assist pastors, counselors and lay leaders to help members of their churches who aresuffering from addiction. The one-day conference will present the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of identifying and battling addiction.
Steve Arterburn, author, speaker, teaching pastor, founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, is among the day’s speakers. Arterburn is also host of radio and television’s Christian talk show "New Life Live!" and founder of the Women of Faith conferences. He will speak on the topic, "Is it sin or is it addiction?"
Leading breakout sessions will be Dr. Phil Henry, associate professor of psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic, and Dr. Adam Bianchini, primary physician at The Treatment Center of the Palm Beaches.
Also, Pastor Tim Patrick, assistant pastor and facilitator of Alternatives to Addictions, a weekly Bible study at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia, will speak, as well Pastor John Poitevent of Christ Fellowship CityPlace.
Seating is limited, and six CEU credits will be offered. This seminar is sponsored by the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors, a group created to provide Christian continuing education opportunities for pastors and Christian mental health professionals. SFACC guarantees the submission of the CEUs directly to the Florida Board of Health.
To register visit www.winningthebattleoveraddiction.com to fill out the registration form or contact Rachel McKeehan at (561) 340-7262. A $20 donation is suggested.