On the first four Tuesdays of August at 3pm EDT, CCEF will host live, one-hour, online workshops on a variety of topics relevant to personal ministry, relationships, and Christian growth. Utilizing a web conferencing service called Zoom, attendees will be able to hear and see CCEF speakers live, and will be able to chat in questions live during a moderated time of Q&A.
These online workshops are free of charge, and are meant to equip and encourage those who attend with biblically rich and practically helpful training. You can read more about and register for any of the online workshops below. Registration will include a bundle of free CCEF resources and session slides that will be emailed to you after the workshop. If you are unable to attend a session but want to watch it later, video will be available online after it airs right here at ccef.org/live.
Tuesday August 2nd | 3pm EDT
Self-image, roles, personal identity—these are perennial matters for us. This workshop will identify how being a “priest” is a central calling, an underused identity, and a role that is humbling and inspiring. Once you try it on, it will immediately change how you live.
Ed Welch is a faculty member at CCEF where he has served for more than 35 years. He holds a PhD in counseling psychology with a neuro-psychology specialty from the University of Utah and an MDiv degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling, including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression; Running Scared; Shame, Interrupted; and Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family and playing his guitar.
This event is sponsored by P&R Publishing.
Tuesday August 9th | 3pm EDT
We’ve all been there. A friend is discouraged, a child needs discipline, a relative seeks our opinion, a tense relationship at church heats up. Ministry usually starts by listening, but at some point we are always called to speak. How do you decide what to say? This webinar will help you grow in five of the most basic ways to love others with words: asking questions, encouraging, giving advice, confronting and praying.
Alasdair Groves is a faculty member at CCEF and the director of counseling at CCEF New England. He holds an MDiv in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Alasdair has also served as a pastoral counselor and a campus minister. He has a passion to foster genuine relationships in the local church, especially through counseling and counseling training. Alasdair and his wife, Lauren, have three children. He is a fiction enthusiast, plays ultimate frisbee, and loves to produce and enjoy both good food and good music.
This event is sponsored by Crossway Publishing.
Tuesday August 16th | 3pm EDT
Someone will teach your children about sex and sexual abuse, whether or not that person is you. What children pick up will be either helpful or harmful. The best person for giving children a positive, godly understanding of sex is a parent willing and able to talk candidly and constructively. This webinar will encourage adults to build and nurture a positive conversation with youth about sex and keeping kids safe from sexual abuse.
Julie Lowe is a faculty member at CCEF. She holds an MA in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. She is a licensed professional counselor with over fifteen years of counseling experience. She has extensive experience with women’s issues, sexual abuse, body image issues, parenting, and child maltreatment issues, and regularly speaks at events on these topics. Julie is also a registered play therapist and has developed a play therapy office at CCEF to better serve families, teens and children. She is a trained facilitator for Stewards of Children, a non-profit organization that provides training on child sexual abuse. Julie has trained a therapy dog that she works with both professionally and on a volunteer basis. Julie and her husband, Greg, have five children and serve as foster and adoptive parents.
This event is sponsored by Westminster Theological Seminary.
Tuesday August 23rd | 3pm EDT
Everyone struggles with their emotions at times. When Christians struggle, they not only feel bad, but also feel bad for feeling bad. Anger, anxiety, and sadness are considered sinful, or at least evidence of a lack of faith. But that simply isn’t what the Bible teaches. This webinar will explore what the Bible really has to say about our negative emotions and how they become opportunities for enriching our relationships with God and others.
Winston Smith is a faculty member at CCEF. He holds an MDiv degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has been counseling for twenty years and is the author of Marriage Matters: Extraordinary Change through Ordinary Moments. Winston and his wife, Kim, have three children. Winston enjoys reading, listening to music, exercise, chess, and other games of strategy.
This event is sponsored by Westminster Bookstore.
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