CCEF works to restore Christ to counseling. Each of us has personal and interpersonal struggles. Jesus Christ knows those struggles, cares about strugglers, and enters in. We see him bring about significant change in people's lives every day. This passion for Christ's relevance in counseling is our heritage and heartbeat.
CCEF works to restore counseling to the church. We believe that the body of Christ is God’s primary context for change, the community God uses to transform his people. CCEF’s mission is to equip the church to be this kind of transforming community. We see ourselves as an extension of the local church, and we want to serve and promote its ministry. The good news of the gospel is meant to be preached, taught, and counseled with relevance to individual people. Equipping Christians to live, love, and counsel is our goal.
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CCEF'S MINISTIRES AND RESOURCES
Counseling. Our counselors serve individuals, couples, and families in need at our three locations. We provide consultation with pastors and other cousnelors. We mentor counselors through our internship program and supervision groups. | ccef.org/counseling
Courses. Because CCEF believes that counseling is a vision for the entire church, we've created an in-depth counseling educational program that provides equipping and training for everyone in all life and ministry contexts. Our online and onsite classes make our courses available all over the world, with thousands of students representing over 40 countries. | ccef.org/courses
Writing. Our authors write books, booklets, articles, and training materials for pastoral care and other counseling ministries. We publish the Journal of Biblical Counseling three times a year. Our website provides thousands of additional resources. | ccef.org/resources
Events. We host an annual, national conference each fall where faculty and speakers offer extensive sessions and training. Our faculty also speak and teach at a variety of conferences, seminars, and church-based events throughout the year. | ccef.org/events
"CCEF is all about giving hope and help with a 'heart.' If you want to learn how to effectively use God's Word in counseling, this is your resource!"... Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends
"The vision of the centrality of God, the sufficiency of Scripture, and the necessity of sweet spiritual communion with the crucified and living Christ - these impulses that lie behind the CCEF ministries make it easy to commend them to everyone who loves the Church."... John Piper, Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN
"CCEF's teaching provides the best training I know of for applying the Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ to the tough problems of real life."... Ken Sande, President, Peacemaker Ministries
"CCEF provides very high quality Bible teaching that edifies the edifiers, ministers to the ministers, counsels the counselors, and cares for the caregivers in a most powerful way."... Timothy Keller, Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
"CCEF publications stand out among materials seeking to help the Christian live a life pleasing to God. Their publications are particularly biblical, helpful, and encouraging. We find ourselves daily recommending and using their books, journal articles, and pamphlets."... Mark Dever, Pastor, Captiol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.
"CCEF does great work that I’ve been impressed with for years. ... Their articles and books are unapologetically biblical and deeply insightful and relevant in understanding and helping people. So great to have a theologically sound worldview that helps you view with discernment the beliefs and assumptions of various psychological methodologies."... Randy Alcorn, author of Heaven and The Grace and Truth Paradox