A Letter from David Powlison
The labors of the faculty are at the heart of what CCEF does. They help to form wise discipleship in churches. They influence students being trained around the world for pastoral ministry. They challenge “the secular givens” of psychology and counseling. At the heart of their work is a passion for how Christ and Scripture are relevant to all of life. Every knee will bow to Jesus someday. It is joy and sanity to live unto him today. This is what we strive for every day at our ministry.
Here is a glimpse into what two of our faculty members are doing now.
Ed Welch is committed to the practical use of Scripture for both the complex and the ordinary struggles of life. He recently said, “If biblical counseling sounds like something for the expert, we have demeaned the Holy Spirit and Scripture.” Ed is finishing a book on the “how to” of encouraging one another. This book is the fruit of his 33 years of ministry and experience at CCEF. The time it takes to work on a book is directly enabled by generous donors.
Julie Lowe is committed to biblically creative thinking in her ministry to troubled and mistreated children. Children express their desires, fears, and hopes through play, drama, music, and movement. Julie utilizes a variety of creative tools in counseling to draw out those life-motivators from the children she ministers to. And she uses those same tools to communicate Christ’s love and wisdom into a child’s world. Julie is in her 16th year of ministry at CCEF. She mentors and consults with others who want to learn to minister well—and she is beginning to develop writing projects to help equip others.
These faculty members are just two of the men and women supported by our donors. We need to raise $200,000 by the end of our fiscal-year, which is August 31st. Please consider a one-time summer gift to help us reach our goal.
David Powlison, Executive Director