Whether you are a pastor, ministry leader, youth worker, parent or friend, come be equipped to serve and care for the diverse needs of the souls in your community. We were all made to minister!


Made to Minister
A Biblical Counseling Conference

Date: February 24-25, 2023

Location: Salem Heights Church, 375 Madrona Ave S, Salem, OR 97302

Cost: $50

Registration: open now; Register by January 20 for a FREE book bundle!

Keynote Speakers: Garrett Higbee & Lee Lewis

Workshop Tracks:

     Anxiety with Lee Lewis & Shauna Van Dyke

The need in our churches and communities to address anxiety is growing exponentially. Believing we are all Made to Minister, we will explore anxiety’s roots and offer practical ways to come alongside suffering people.

     Domestic Abuse with Pete Potloff & Tara Cox

Domestic violence lurks both outside and inside the church community. In this track we will define abuse, look at why abuse happens, and learn to identify signs of abuse. We will consider how the Bible views abuse and propose appropriate personal and corporate church responses so we can effectively minister to both the abused and the abuser.  

     Soul Care in the Local Church with Garrett Higbee & Emily Dempster

What is biblical counseling? What could a comprehensive plan of care for souls look like in my local church? Do you think I could counsel?  How can I learn more about biblical counseling?  If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions or think God may be calling you to walk beside others, guiding them along a biblical path, this track is tailored just for you.

Sample Schedule (subject to change):


    6:00-7:00 pm  – Registration & Check-In

    7:00-9:00 pm – Plenary Session #1


    9:00-10:30 am – Plenary Session #2

    10:30-10:45 am – Break

    10:45-11:45 am – Workshop Session #1

    11:45-1:30 pm – Lunch & Free time

    1:30-2:30 – Workshop Session #2

    2:30-2:45 – Break

    2:45-3:45 – Workshop Session #3

    3:45-4:00 – Break

    4:00-5:30 – Plenary Session #3