There are two primary ways you can support CCEF’s ministry—through prayer and financial giving. Each month we will update this page to inform you of some of the current happenings and specific prayer needs.
On any given day our faculty, staff, and counselors work to fulfill our mission to restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the church by thinking biblically about the issues of living in order to equip the church to meet counseling-related needs.
What does this actually mean? It means we have a firm belief in the power of Jesus to transform lives—even the lives of people with deep, painful and persistent troubles. And so we strive to live out this belief in our counseling, our teaching and our writing. It means we believe God uses ordinary people to bring about change in other people’s lives. Every single believer is called to be a helper—to offer words of wisdom in times of need. And so we equip people from different walks of life, all over the world, to grow as caregivers and helpers.
Here is a snapshot of what is happening toward this aim on any given day this month:
During the first week of February Mike Emlet completes his teaching at Evangelical Baptist Seminary of Québec (SEMBEQ) in Québec. He will spend a week with students working through his course, Counseling & Physiology. SEMBEQ began translating our courses several years ago and we continue to enjoy a growing friendship with the men and women there. We are grateful for our partnership with SEMBEQ.
February 2–5th Ed Welch travels to Charleston, SC to minister alongside our friends Brother Dallas and Janie Wilson at Peninsula Biblical Counseling Center (PBCC). Ed will speak on biblical counseling and how to minister the Bible in the context of violence. You can read more about PBCC in our recent magazine.
February 6th marks the beginning of a final semester of live teaching for our faculty and instructors at Westminster Theological Seminary. This ending marks a new beginning for our faculty as they continue to devote themselves to expanding our online learning program, developing new courses that better equip men and women who are serving in their local churches, and devote themselves to counseling, writing, and speaking.
February 10th we have our all-staff and counselor quarterly prayer and town hall meeting. As a staff, we meet every morning to pray together for thirty minutes. This extended prayer and update meeting provides us with a special time of respite from normal daily activities to corporately devote ourselves to giving thanks and making our requests known to the Lord (Philippians 4:6).
February 14th our counselors gather together for their monthly large group training. David Powlison will lead this time of fellowship, encouragement, and training.
February 16th Ed Welch travels to speak at Grove City College. His talk is entitled “Our Gaze and the Noise: Pastoral Words from Hebrews, and Anxiety (aka Endless Noise).”
February 24–25th Ed Welch travels to Cumming, GA to speak at the Renewal Conference to teach on depression, peer pressure and how people change.
February 22–26th David Powlison and others travel to Dallas, TX to connect with churches, partners, and students. I (Rebecca Eaton) will travel with David and will be connecting with churches who serve the Deaf community. We will offer American Sign Language (ASL) at our national conference again in October and we need to spread the word.
February 25th Julie Lowe will speak at Calvary Chapel Chester Springs on child abuse and mandated reporting.
God bless you,
Director of Development