The Mission of CCEF
Since 1968, the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation has set the pace in biblical counseling. We teach people how to explore the wisdom and depth of the Bible and apply its grace-centered message to the problems of daily living. Simply put our mission is to: Restore Christ to Counseling and Counseling to the Church.
CCEF exists to Restore Christ to Counseling. We have a passion for personal change that is centered in the person of Christ. We have seen him bring significant change to individual lives. This passion is our heritage and heartbeat, and it leads us to constantly revisit the question, “How do the riches of the Gospel impact my life and my efforts to help others?” Everything we do flows from our desire to equip Christians to live and love in a Christ-centered way.
CCEF also exists 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.
We accomplish our mission through a unique synergy of counseling, training, publications, and conferences. What ties these strands together is our passion to equip God’s people to experience Christ amid the challenges of daily life.
The Ministry of CCEF
CCEF is a Christian counseling and educational ministry located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The major components of our ministry are:
We have a robust counseling ministry in our home office where we counsel individuals, couples and families on a wide variety of personal, marriage and family issues.
On-Site Training: We train future leaders, pastors, counselors and people with a heart for discipleship in our seventeen on-site classes. We offer certificates in biblical counseling through both on-site and distance classes (see below) and also teach several accredited counseling programs in conjunction with Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. We are also affiliated with Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Westminster Seminary California, Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA, and SEMBEQ Seminary in Montreal, Canada. Our faculty occasionally teach at these institutions and their students enroll in either on-site or distance education classes with us.
Distance Education: Since 2008 we have trained many people through our distance learning program. These students are from the United States and other countries, including Germany, Japan, Iraq, Ireland, Mexico, Switzerland, Uganda, and China.
To further equip pastors and counselors, our faculty have published numerous books, booklets, articles, study guides, and curriculum series.
Conferences and Speaking
We host a National Conference every fall at which we offer extensive instruction on a selected topic, and our faculty also speak and teach at a variety of conferences, seminars and church-based events throughout the year.