Domestic Abuse: The Response of the Church

The Heart of Abuse and the Healing of the Heart Conference
with Darby Strickland

In partnership with The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation and Grace Bible Church, New Life will be hosting Darby Strickland as the keynote speaker for The Heart of Abuse and The Healing of the Heart Conference from October 1st-October 2nd*. By bringing local believers and church leaders together to learn how to best care for victims of domestic abuse, our hope is to raise awareness and equip to care in cases of domestic abuse for a broad range of Christians and church leaders. Registration, agenda and additional resources can be found below. 

*October 2nd is a special learning event designed specifically for ministry leaders. Attendees will receive a free copy of Darby's book, Is It Abuse: A Biblical Guide to Identifying Domestic Abuse and Helping Victims. Light refreshments will also be available for attendees.
Darby Strickland, M. Div., holds a Master of Divinity degree in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. She has been a counselor with CCEF for fifteen years with a special interest in domestic abuse and families of developmentally delayed children. She has supported the ministries of local churches as a Bible study teacher, seminar and retreat speaker, and support group leader. She teaches in the field of counseling abusive marriages and has written on the subject for the Journal of Biblical Counseling. She is married to John and home-schools three children.

Public Registration

Friday, October 1st

Cost: $15

Registration Includes
CCEF Booklet
Complimentary Referrals

What is domestic abuse?
Helping Hearts Ensnared by Abuse


Ministry Leaders

Friday, October 1st

Saturday, October 2nd

Cost: $35

Registration Includes
Tickets to Days 1 & 2
Latest Darby Strickland Book Release

Hearts that Oppress
Helping Hearts Shaped by Trauma
Setting Ministry Priorities
Domestic Abuse


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Restoring Christ to counseling and counseling to the church. The aim of CCEF is to consider how caring for people’s souls can be increasingly wise and helpful.
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Thank you to our partners at Westminster Seminary California for helping us host this year's conference. WSC seeks to be a place where proper cultivation of the mind, increases the devotion of the heart. Learn more about what makes WSC unique.
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Darby is a nationally recognized expert who is regularly sought out by local churches and denominations for teaching and consultation on these difficult and complex issues
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Grace Bible Church is a partner community of Christ-followers who have been serving the North County of San Diego since 1990. Take a moment to learn more about Grace Bible below.
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October 1st - Open to Public
October 2nd - Ministry Leaders


October 1st - 6:30pm-9:00pm
October 2nd - 8:30am-12:30pm