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Progressive Sanctification Conference in Cleveland, Ohio

  • Paul Tautges
    Paul Tautges serves as senior pastor at Cornerstone Community Church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, having previously pastored for 22 years in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Paul has authored eight books including Counseling One Another, Brass Heavens, and Comfort the Grieving, and contributed chapters to two volumes produced by the Biblical Counseling Coalition. He is also the consulting editor of the LifeLine Mini-Book series from Shepherd Press. Paul is a Fellow with ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors). He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of ten children (three married), and have two grandchildren. Paul enjoys writing as a means of cultivating discipleship among believers and, therefore, blogs regularly at Counseling One Another.
  • 2016 Mar 07
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“I’m Doing What I Shouldn’t Do, HELP!” is the theme for the annual conference of the Biblical Counseling Institute of Ohio. Joe Propri, Director of BCI, writes:

If you have been a Christian for any length of time, I’m sure you have voiced words similar to the Apostle Paul – For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate … For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.” (Rom 7:15-18 ESV)

I’m like Paul. I don’t understand my own actions. Do you? Do those you counsel understand their own actions? Probably not. We need to understand. We need to know how to live out our salvation with fear and trembling, and also with victory! We all need help; we all need the one-another ministry of speaking the truth in love—to receive it and to give it.

This year’s conference will increase our ability to help. Phil Johnson, executive director of Grace to You, and a pastor at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA, will join BCI’s team to encourage us that we may encourage those we reach out to help.


  • What We Learn from Grace (Titus 2:11-15)
  • Live Like You Were Dead (Romans 6:11-14)
  • Why Is the Struggle with Sin So Hard? (Romans 7:14-25)


  • Understanding the Progression in “Progressive Sanctification” (Armand Tiffe)
  • The Apostle Paul’s Secret to a Victorious Christian Life (Bob Concoby)
  • Uncovering the Naked Truth: Modesty for Women (Cheryl Kupetz)
  • Gaining Victory Over Life-Dominating Sin (Glenn Dunn)
  • Thanksgiving: Key to Becoming a Triumphant Overcomer (Lauri Bucci)
  • Conversion: Where Sanctification Begins (Paul Tautges)
  • Wisdom Guards the Heart (Phil Johnson)
  • Sanctification: Connecting Grace & Moral Effort (Tim Pasma)
  • Renewing Your Mind for Victory (Jason Cashell)
  • Genuine Repentance: Foundation for Lasting Change (Joe Propri)

This year’s conference is hosted by:

Cornerstone Community Church
1400 Lander Road
Mayfield Heights OH 44124 (Google Map)

Date: Friday, May 6th – 6:30 PM to Saturday May 7th – 4:00 PM
Note: Walk-in registration opens at 8:00 am

REGISTER ONLINE – for all or parts of the conference


[Originally posted at the Counseling One Another blog.]