Houston Baptist University representatives served a key role during the American Association of Christian Counselors 2017 World Conference, held September 27-30, 2017, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. There were approximately 7,000 attendees from the 50 states and throughout the world at the sold-out event.
Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the AACC, said, “Our mission for the event is to help [attendees] more effectively offer the love of God and wise counsel to those who come for help, hope and direction.”
Keynote speakers included HBU President Dr. Robert B. Sloan as well as Associate Professor of Early Christianity and Founder of Christian Thinkers Society Dr. Jeremiah J. Johnston.
Sloan shared HBU’s vision of delivering an education with purpose, “A Higher Education,” to students by providing challenging and up-to-date curriculum, academic experts and a Christian worldview. Johnston, who authored “Unanswered: Lasting Truth for Trending Questions,” and his latest book, “Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity,” challenged conference-goers to more fully integrate their faith with reason.
Additionally, HBU admissions representatives interacted with guests via a University exposition. Passers-by, many of whom heard of HBU for the first time, learned about the opportunities for both residential and online degree programs.