With all that is going on in the US and abroad, we wanted to give you an update about the Untangling Emotions Regional Conference. Due to guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health regarding large events, CCEF and Bethlehem Baptist Church have moved the conference to a completely virtual format.
We look forward to seeing you virtually in November. Until then, we will be praying for you.
Friday, November 13th
7:00 pm - Sometimes It’s Good to Feel Bad
8:00 pm - Why We Feel What We Feel
Saturday, November 14th
9:00 am - Engaging Our Emotions
10:15 am - Engaging Anger
11:30 am - Panel Q&A Session
12:15 -12:25 pm - Dismissal
Our emotions are complex. Some of us seem able to ignore our feelings, while others feel controlled by them. The Bible teaches us that our emotions are an indispensable part of what makes us human–and play a crucial role in our relationships with God and others.
Join us November 13-14 as we focus on how to biblically engage with our emotions in order to better understand what they reveal about our hearts and handle them wisely in everyday moments.
Alasdair Groves has served on CCEF’s faculty since 2010. He was the co-founder of CCEF’s New England office and now serves as the Executive Director of CCEF.
- Sometimes It’s Good to Feel Bad
Christians often feel like failures when they experience negative emotions like anxiety, anger, or grief. But the Bible demonstrates that experiencing fullness in Christ calls us to connect with the pain of life in a fallen world in order to experience the joy we have in Christ. We can’t really feel the good without learning to feel the bad. The gospel demonstrates and empowers us to do both.
- Why We Feel What We Feel
Emotions are complicated. Each of us has a knee-jerk style of responding to our feelings, but rarely do our instincts run where the Scriptures direct us. In order to handle our emotions in godly, constructive and personally effective ways, we need to first understand what emotions are and how they work. As we gain a perspective on emotions in general, we are much more able to approach our own experience of emotion wisely. This session will lay a conceptual foundation on which to stand for the times when our emotions are not what they should be.
- Engaging Our Emotions
Once you understand what your emotions are, what do you do with them? Knowing is, after all, only half the battle. This talk will cast a vision for handling our emotions that doesn’t begin with trying to change them. Instead, we will focus on how to engage our emotions by engaging God in a variety of ways. Counselor Alasdair Groves will lead us as we focus on learning to nurture and strengthen what is good and right in our emotions and learning to resist what is harmful and wrong.
- Engaging Anger
Anger may be the most dangerous human emotion. Yet the Bible states that we can be "angry and not sin"—and even commands us to be angry at evil. How do we hold all of this together as we try to understand anger? How can we engage it when it’s going wrong and yielding destruction in the lives of angry people and those around them? To answer these questions, we will apply the theological framework for emotions we have learned from previous sessions, and press into practical solutions that focus specifically on the problem of anger.
- Panel Q&A hosted by Bryan Pickering
With panelists Alasdair Groves, Kïrsten Christianson, Kirsten Marsh, and Ming-Jinn Tong
- Recording: All sessions will be recorded and available for purchase soon after the conference.
- Refund & Substitution Policy: Registration cancellations will receive refunds, less a $10 administrative fee, until Thursday, November 12th, at 5:00 pm CT, after which no refunds will be given.Substitutions will be processed through Thursday, November 12th, at 5:00 pm CT.
- Hotel Block: Please use this link to to contact the Normandy Inn & Suites.
- Who should I contact for customer support?
Gretchen Spencer ([email protected]), an administrator with Bethlehem Baptist Church, will be your point of contact for all questions related to ticketing, cancellations, refunds or substitutions. If you have questions about conference content or marketing, please email [email protected].
- How will I view the conference?
A conference live-stream link will be sent to your email on the morning of November 13th. All live-streamed and pre-recorded content will be available through that link.
- Will the sessions be available for viewing after the conference?
Yes. If you purchased a ticket to the Untangling Emotions conference, you will be able to access the teaching from November 13th until November 21st at 11:59 pm PST. Additionally, conference audio will be available for purchase after the conference.
- If I'm watching the conference with a group, does everyone need to register/pay individually?
Yes, all attendees will need to register individually.
- Will any content or programming change due to the virtual format?
The conference schedule was updated on October 14th to better fit the live-stream format. Teaching content from Alasdair Groves has not changed. Our Panel Q&A session on Saturday, October 14th, was pre-recorded on November 9th.
- Will there be a conference bookstore?
Yes! During the conference, Westminster Bookstore will be providing an online bookstore with exclusive discounts.
- When does the conference begin and end?
The live-stream will begin at 7:00 pm (CST) on Friday, November 13th. Final session ends at 12:30 pm (CST) on Saturday, November 14th.
- Why was the event moved to virtual?
Our hope was to gather in person first in April, and then in November when we rescheduled. However, due to ongoing travel and gathering restrictions, CCEF and Bethlehem Baptist Church have together decided to move to a completely online format.
- I booked a room within CCEF’s block at the Normandy Inn & Suites. What should I do now?
If you need to reschedule or cancel your reservation, please call (612) 370-1400.