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Event Title:   NACC Annual Christian Counselling Conference 2016
19-Aug-2016 to 20-Aug-2016 Past Event
Venue:   Metro Tabernacle
No.1, Jalan Samudera Utama,
Taman Samudera, Batu Caves,
Organizer:   NACC
Remarks & Theme :   Serving and Living with Better Emotional Health

This year’s conference emphasizes the importance of healthy emotional leadership and lifestyle in our workplace, churches and at home. Our emotions tell us what is important so that we know what we need to do and be who we are. In our modern era where the world’s social imaginary fundamentally reshapes our values and attitudes, ruthless striving, self-centeredness, insecure attachments and addictive sexual behaviors are the orders of the day. If we cannot maintain a genuine emotional connectedness with our true self, we will suffer a pervasive sense that life is meaningless. Christians ought to know how to redeem our God-designed emotional thermometer to help us live, serve and relate more effectively.

Plenary Speaker:

Dr. Edmund Ng, D. Min, Ed. D. (Cand), C.T. is a practicing Christian counselor and psychotherapist with doctorallevel training in psychodynamics, integrative psychotherapy, thanatology (grief therapy) and ministry. A former pastor and business CEO, Edmund is the Founding President of the National Association of Christian Counselors, Malaysia (www.nacc-malaysia.org) since 2011. He is also the Founder and Resident Director of GGP Outreach (www.ggpoutreach.com), a community-based grief support service for those who have lost their loved ones. He has written a book entitled The TIME Approach to Grief Support, An Easy Technique for Every Christian (published in USA) and edited another, Culturally-sensitive Christian Counselling in Asia, Towards Integrating Psychology and Theology as Care and Counsel in Mission for Christ.

Workshop Speakers:

Dr. Josefa (Jiji) L. Harner has been a counselling psychologist in both the church and secular settings for over a decade, effectively helping people who are anxious, depressed, grieving, perfectionist, and those who find themselves stuck and unable to move on from their painful past. In addition to her clinical practice, she also heads the counselling certificate programme at Cebu Graduate School of Theology in Mandaue, Philippines. Together with her husband, they have developed and conducted seminars in emotionally healthy spirituality, emotionally healthy church, and emotionally healthy couples. She holds a degree in Social Work from Nyack College, USA, Masters in Counselling and Psychology and a Doctorate in Organization Development and Transformation from Cebu Doctors' University.


Rick Harner has been involved in fulltime Christian ministries for over two decades, covering youth work, missions and teaching in seminary. Rick is also the lead pastor at Olive Grove Christian Ministries in Mandaue, Philippines, reaching the poor and the marginalized of society, specifically children. Over the past 9 years, he has teamed up with Dr. Peter Scazzero, the founder of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality to teach on this vital subject in South East Asia. Rick studied Philosophy with minors in Bible and Missions at Nyack College in New York, earning a Bachelor's in Philosophy and a Master's Degree in Intercultural Studies. Rick & Jiji have 3 young daughters who fill their lives with lots of joy.


Patrick Cheng, M. Coun., MAPC, B.Th. has been in Christian full-time ministry in both the church and para-church context for more than three decades. Besides his ministry at NACC Malaysia, he is a part-time lecturer at a local university and a licensed counsellor at a professional counselling center, helping clients on both individual and couple therapy. He also conducts talks and workshops on emotional excellence, counselling skills, strong marriages and smart parenting. He has been married for over 30 years and has two grown-up sons.


Pastor Edmund Smith who is fondly known as Ps Ed, is a Pastor in Real Love Ministry (RLM) Melaka, Malaysia. RLM is a church and ministry that reaches out to people with sexually and relationally brokenness issues like same sex attraction, transsexual lifestyle and sex and porn addiction. Ps Ed himself had a transgendered identity and lived a homosexual lifestyle for many years. Today, Ps Ed is married to his amazing wife Ps Amanda, and they are blessed with two lovely children, Angelica and Ethan. Ps Ed travels all over Malaysia and even all over the world to teach and preach God's truth and Sexual Recovery. Ps Ed is also a professional Performing Artiste.


Date: 19-20 Aug 2016 (Fri-Sat)
Venue: Metro Tabernacle
No.1, Jalan Samudera Utama,
Taman Samudera, Batu Caves,
Contact Hours: Up to 10 Contact Hours


Conference Registration Fees

  For NACC members For Non-NACC members For Church Registrations
of 10 participants or more
Before 3 August 2016 RM110 RM220 RM150
After 3 August 2016 RM130 RM240 RM170