Soon, a sellout crowd of counselors, pastors and coaches from all 50 states and many countries around the world will gather for the highly anticipated AACC 2019 “Rise Up” World Conference.

Julie and I cannot wait to see you there! We are expecting a standing room only crowd of nearly 7,000. You can anticipate enjoying some of the world’s best praise and worship, dynamic plenary addresses, and more than 220 cutting-edge workshops.

Our mission is to help you more effectively offer the love of God and wise counsel to those who come to you for help, hope and direction.

Our theme verse is Galatians 5:1 ‘….it’s for freedom that Christ has come to set us free, Stand firm therefore and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.’

Thousands have locked in their 2019 “Rise Up” World Conference registrations. As a valued AACC colleague, I want to encourage you to register for the conference and don’t forget to make your hotel reservations. The Opryland Hotel will start receiving reservations in October 2018. The Opryland direct line for reservations is 888.777.6779.

Remember, the Opryland Hotel completely sold out early for the 2017 conference. If you want to stay onsite, which I highly recommend, call in October and be sure to ask for the special AACC discounted rate.

If you only attend one event in 2019, make it the AACC World Conference. The “Rise Up” World Conference is shaping up to be our best ever!


Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT, BCPCC
President, AACC


  1. Experience a landmark event that honors Christ and represents the best in counseling and spiritual care for living in today’s world
  2. Hear from some of the world’s leading experts in professional, pastoral, and lay counseling
  3. Discover practical tips and strategies to more effectively minister to others
  4. Meet fellow laborers in the people-helping field who share your desire to reach out to those who are hurting and restore hope
  5. Earn Continuing Education credits
  6. Develop professional relationships with Christian counselors from across the nation and around the world
  7. Set your own agenda and tailor your conference experience to meet your needs
  8. Choose from over 160 program sessions that appeal most specifically to your areas of interest
  9. Check out over 200 exhibits and enjoy tremendous music, entertainment and meaningful worship throughout the week
  10. Visit Music City, USA and explore all that Nashville has to offer